The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an interim final rule recently that places vehicles out of service if the motor carrier is not registered with FMCSA or operates outside of its authority.
This rule includes interstate carriers that provide for-hire transportation. Additional penalties are possible, and states will be required to enforce these requirements as a condition for receiving federal funds for state programs.
FMCSA said it may make changes to the rule, which went into effect Sept. 27, based on public comment.
Comments on the rule are due no later than Oct. 28, 2002 to USDOT Docket Facility, Attn: Docket No. FMCSA-2002-13015, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh St., Washington, DC 20590-0001. They can also be faxed to 202-493-2251; or submitted online at http://dms.dot.gov/submit/.