FMCSA sets policy deadlines

| August 28, 2012

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provided notice of its policy that it must receive a new entrant motor carrier’s evidence of corrective action within 15 days of the date of a new entrant safety audit failure notice or within 10 days of the date of an expedited action notice. A new entrant motor carrier that does not submit evidence of corrective action within these time periods could have its registration revoked and be placed out of service.

According to the agency, if officials do not have sufficient time for review, it cannot make a determination within the appropriate time period as to whether evidence of corrective action has been properly demonstrated. This decision became effective on July 20 for expedited action notices and will become effective on Aug. 20 for safety audit failure notices.

FMCSA also announced the launch of its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FMCSA, which will be updated daily and will feature announcements, events, updates and other information of interest to the agency’s stakeholders.