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2017-18 March 24, 2017 FMCSA Withdraws Carrier Safety Fitness Determination NPRM

By JHMT StaffMarch 24, 2017

On March 23, 2017, the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a notice of withdrawal in the Federal Register of its January 21, 2016, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which proposed a revised methodology for issuance of a safety fitness determination (SFD) for motor carriers.

The proposed new methodologies would have determined when a motor carrier is not fit to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in or affecting interstate commerce based on the carrier's on-road safety data in relation to five of the Agency's seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs); an investigation; or a combination of on-road safety data and investigation information.

FMCSA must receive the Correlation Study from the National Academies of Science, as required by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, assess whether and, if so, what corrective actions are advisable, and complete additional analysis before determining whether further rulemaking action is necessary to revise the safety fitness determination process.

Click here to view the notice of withdrawal in the Federal Register; click here to view the NPRM.

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