The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hear input from industry stakeholders and other public comment in the second and third listening sessions held March 28 and April 7 to aid the agency in its creation of the New Entrant testing rule mandated by MAP-21.
The first session was held in January in Nashville, and representatives of fleet interests, owner-operator interests, enforcement interests and others showed to talk potential testing for new carriers and the concerns the agency should bear while crafting the rule. Click here to see OD coverage of that session.
MAP-21 says the agency must implement a written exam to test carrier applicants for “safety regulations, standards and orders of the Federal government,” according to an entry in the Federal Register.
The March 28 session will be held at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Room 103C at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m..
The April 7 session will be held in Los Angeles, Calif., at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites (404 South Figueroa Street) in the Beaudry Room from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The agency says it is seeking input on the following questions:
Both sessions will also be broadcast live via a webcast. The agency will post a link to the broadcast on its website, fmcsa.dot.gov.
The agency also is accepting written feedback prior to the sessions. Visit regulations.gov and use Docket ID FMCSa-2001-11061 to submit comment.
Comment can also be mailed to Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, D.C., 20590. Comments can also be hand delivered to the same address.
Comments can also be faxed to 202-493-2251.
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