Patterns of Safety Violations by Motor Carrier Management

Docket ID: FMCSA-2011-0321
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Parent Agency: Department of Transportation (DOT)
FMCSA amends its regulations to enable the Agency to suspend or revoke the operating authority registration of motor carriers that show egregious disregard for safety compliance, permit persons who have shown egregious disregard for safety compliance to exercise controlling influence over their operations, or operate multiple entities under common control to conceal noncompliance with safety regulations. These amendments implement section 4113 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), as amended by section 32112 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), and are designed to enhance the safety of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operations on our nation´s highways.
RIN: 2126-AB42
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 385
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 49 USC 31136 (a) and 31502(b)
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
StatutoryNPRMFinal Rule08/10/2006
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM11/13/201277 FR 67613
NPRM Comment Period End01/14/2013
Final Rule01/22/201479 FR 3520
Final Rule Effective02/21/2014
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Disposition: Pending
Type: Rulemaking
Subtype: Motor Carriers

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due Jan 14, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/13/2012
ID: FMCSA-2011-0321-0001
Posted: 01/27/2014
ID: FMCSA-2011-0321-0029
Posted: 01/22/2014
ID: FMCSA-2011-0321-0028

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/15/2012
ID: FMCSA-2011-0321-0004
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/14/2012
ID: FMCSA-2011-0321-0002


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Agency Contact
Sean Gallagher
202 366-3740
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20590
Washington, DC 20590
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