Sep
27
9:59 PM21:59

Redefining Agricultural Commodities Public Comment Deadline

This Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemakeing (ANPRM) seeks public comment to assist the Agency in revising or otherwise clarify the definitions of “agricultural commodity” or “livestock” in the “Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers” regulations. Currently, during harvesting and planting seasons as determined by each State, drivers transporting agricultural commodities, including livestock, are exempt from the HOS requirements from the source of the commodities to a location within a 150-air-mile radius from the source. This ANPRM is prompted by indications that the current definition of these terms may not be understood or enforced consistently when determining whether the HOS exemption applies.

Comments must be received by September 27, 2019.

Comments may be made electronically at the following link: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FMCSA-2018-0348-0001

Access a complete how-to guide which outlines each of the questions that FMCSA is seeking comments at the following link: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ab0205e4cde7a7c70e79e67/t/5d3e6c08fc54270001d20f60/1564371976995/Agricultural+Commodity+Public+Comments+101+-+FMCSA-2018-0348.pdf

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Sep
27
9:59 PM21:59

Out of State CDL Knowledge Test Public Comment Deadline

The FMCSA is proposing to allow driver applicants to take the CDL knowledge test in a State other than the applicant resides. Under this proposed rule, a State would not be required to offer the knowledge tests to out-of-State applicants. However, if the testing State elects to offer the knowledge tests to these applicants, it would transmit the results to the State the driver lives, which would be required to accept the results.

Comments must be received by September 27, 2019.

Comments may be made electronically at the following link: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FMCSA-2018-0332-0001

Access a complete how-to guide which outlines each of the questions that FMCSA is seeking comments at the following link: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ab0205e4cde7a7c70e79e67/t/5d3f73c1120d0b0001bb6b7a/1564439490603/CDL+Out+of+State+Knowledge+Test+Public+Comments+101+-+FMCSA-2018-0332.pdf

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Oct
7
9:59 PM21:59

Hours of Service Drivers Public Comment Deadline

The introduction of electronic logging devices and their ability to accurately record hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) have prompted numerous requests from Congress and the public for FMCSA to consider revising certain HOS provisions. On August 23, 2018, FMCSA published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) and convened five listening sessions to obtain information on how HOS provisions could be improved. In consideration of the available data, comments to the docket and the remarks of the participants at the listening sessions, FMCSA proposes revisions to certain HOS provisions to provide greater flexibility for drivers subject to the HOS rules without adversely affecting safety. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was published on August 22, 2019.

Comments must be received by October 7, 2019.

Comments may be made electronically at the following link: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FMCSA-2018-0248

Access a complete how-to guide which outlines each of the questions that FMCSA is seeking comments at the following link: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ab0205e4cde7a7c70e79e67/t/5d65d384169eaa0001e96c26/1566954373191/Hours+of+Service+Public+Comments+101+-+FMCSA-2018-0248.pdf

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Sep
9
9:59 PM21:59

Third Party Commercial Driver's License Testers Public Comment Deadline

FMCSA proposes to allow States to permit a third party skills test examiner to administer the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) skills test to applicants to whom the examiner has also provided skills training. Under this proposal, States would have the option to permit this practice, which is currently prohibited under FMCSA rules. The Agency believes that allowing States to permit this practice could alleviate CDL skill testing delays and reduce inconvenience and cost for third party testers and CDL applicants, without negatively impacting safety.

Comments must be received by September 9, 2019

Comments may be made electronically at the following link: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FMCSA-2018-0292-0002

Access a complete how-to guide which outlines each of the questions that FMCSA is seeking comments at the following link: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ab0205e4cde7a7c70e79e67/t/5d29400d49610d0001d72343/1562984462718/Third+Party+CDL+Testers+Public+Comments+101+-+FMCSA-2018-0292.pdf

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Sep
9
9:59 PM21:59

Detention Times Public Comment Deadline

FMCSA requests information on existing or potential sources of data to better understand driver detention times during the loading and unloading of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and the potential impact of such delays on roadway safety. A recent study by the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Office of Inspector General found that better data are needed to fully understand the issues associated with driver detention.

Comments must be received by September 9, 2019

Comments may be made electronically at the following link: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FMCSA-2019-0054-0001

Access a complete how-to guide which outlines each of the questions that FMCSA is seeking comments at the following link: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ab0205e4cde7a7c70e79e67/t/5cfdadf556757600018d4651/1560129013950/Detention+Time+Public+Comments+101+-+FMCSA-2019-0054.pdf

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Aug
28
9:59 PM21:59

Automated Driving Systems Public Comment Deadline

This Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemakeing (ANPRM) request for comments is concerning Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) which may be a barrier to the safe testing and deployment of ADS-Equipped CMVs on public roads.

Comments must be received by August 28, 2019.

Comments may be made electronically at the following link: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FMCSA-2018-0037

Access a complete how-to guide which outlines each of the questions that FMCSA is seeking comments at the following link: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ab0205e4cde7a7c70e79e67/t/5cf2dcd672378e0001de751e/1559420120128/Public+Comments+101+-+FMCSA-2018-0037.pdf

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Aug
22
to Aug 24

The Great American Truck Show

TruckerNation will be attending The Great American Truck Show in Dallas, TX. Out booth number is yet to be determined but we have some awesome ways for you to get involved in the federal rulemaking process right there at the show!

Founder Tony Justice will be the emcee of the Trucker Talent Search

Director of Communications, Andrea Marks will be working the TruckerNation booth and her husband is one of the esteemed judges for the Pride and Polish Truck Show.

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Aug
14
9:59 PM21:59

Under 21 Pilot Project Public Comment Deadline

This nonrulemaking notice and request for comments on a possible second pilot program to allow non-military drivers aged 18, 19, and 20 to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. FMCSA requests comments on the training, qualifications, driving limitations, and vehicle safety systems that FMCSA should consider in developing options or approaches for a second pilot program for younger drivers.

Comments must be received by August 14, 2019. *This comment period has been extended from its original deadline*

Comments may be made electronically at the following link: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FMCSA-2018-0346-0001

Access a complete how-to guide which outlines each of the questions that FMCSA is seeking comments at the following link: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ab0205e4cde7a7c70e79e67/t/5ce2dfd73ba31000019c76af/1558372312719/Public+Comments+101+-+FMCSA-2018-0346.pdf

Access the federal docket that grants the extension request here:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2019-15212.pdf?utm_source=federalregister.gov&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pi+subscription+mailing+list

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Jul
19
9:59 PM21:59

UPS Training Exemption Request Public Comment Deadline

FMCSA announced that it has received an application for exemption from United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) from two provisions in the entry-level driver training (ELDT) final rule published on December 8, 2016. These provisions are the following: (1) The requirement that a driver training instructor have two years' experience and have held a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for two years as set forth in the definitions of behind-the-wheel (BTW) instructor and theory instructor; and (2) the requirement to register each training location for a unique Training Provider Registry (TPR) number. FMCSA requests public comment on the applicant's request for exemption.

Comments must be received by July 19, 2019.

Comments may be made electronically at the following link: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FMCSA-2019-0139

Access a complete how-to guide which outlines the exemption request: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ab0205e4cde7a7c70e79e67/t/5d1d0c7fa15cbe00010ffa36/1562184832366/UPS+ELDT+Exemption+Request+Public+Comments+101+-+FMCSA-2019-0139-0003.pdf

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Jul
9
2:00 PM14:00

On Air w/ KC Phillips of Sirius XM Road Dog Channel 146


Join TruckerNation Founder, Tony Justice, and Director of Communications, Andrea Marks on All News, All the time. Sirius XM Road Dog Trucking News channel 146 with KC Phillips TODAY from 4-7 EST! 

We will be talking all things public comment and KC will be making a public comment LIVE on air! Phone lines will be open! Be sure to call in with your questions! 

You can access TruckerNation's complete how to guide to each of the current open dockets at the following link: 

https://www.truckernation.org/comment-now

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Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

Current Public Comment Opportunities - LIVE on Facebook!

We all have unlimited opportunities to be making public comments. While we are all holding out to make comments on the upcoming HOS proposed regulations we have ample opportunities to be making a difference and having our voices heard on other dockets that are currently open.

Join TruckerNation LIVE tonight at 9p EST (8p CST, 7p MST, 6p PST) to chat about the HOS delay announcement and how you can be using your time wisely in the meantime! Questions are welcomed during the broadcast or you can leave them below!

In anticipation, head over to www.TruckerNation.org and become a member for FREE and make a secure donation. For a donation of $50 or more we will send you a TruckerNation hat and decal!!!!

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Jul
5
2:00 PM14:00

On Air w/ Dan Ronan of Transport Topics


Join TruckerNation's Director of Communications, Andrea Marks, and Transport Topics Sirius XM Host Dan Ronan TODAY to chat about public comment periods! There are some very big issues that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for feedback on, RIGHT NOW! Don't let this opportunity pass you by!

Want to know what is open for comment? Looking for tools? Have questions? Need advice? Give us a call at 888-876-2336! The phone lines will be open!!!

You can also access TruckerNation's Advocacy Toolkit and calendar which shows deadlines at the following links:

https://www.truckernation.org/new-page

https://www.truckernation.org/events

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