Feds set date for stability control proposed rule

Jill Dunn | February 10, 2012

Postponed publication dates for other rulemaking includes:

  • June 27 for an NPRM setting a Carrier Safety Fitness Determination based on crashes, inspections and violation data rather than just the standard compliance review.
  • February 2013 for a NPRM to allow drivers with insulin-treated diabetes to operate in interstate commerce without first seeking a FMCSA exemption.
  • A June 25 NPRM to create a database for verified positive controlled substances and alcohol test results for CDL holders and refusals by such drivers to submit to testing.
  • A Dec 31 final rule to replace the U.S. Department of Transportation number identification system, the commercial registration system, and the financial responsibility system, with a Unified Registration System.

The 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users mandated the rules regarding diabetes, rogue carrier officials and URS.

  • Allen Smith

    Many times speed limiters can cause more harm than good as far as safety is concerned, drivers know this.

    Many safety advocacy groups pushing for speed limiters look at it in “theory” only, but have never been driving a truck when limiting ones speed created a dangerous situation.

    As for the ATA petitioning, well, it would “even the playing field” with O/O’s…at least as far as speed limiters go anyway.

    We did a show discussing this and other regs
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/truthabouttrucking/2011/03/17/over-regulating-the-american-truck-driver