Input on Safety Fitness Procedures Requested

Jan. 1, 2000
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has proposed to implement Section 4009 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) by amending

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has proposed to implement Section 4009 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) by amending the safety fitness procedures of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. This action would prohibit all motor carriers found by the Secretary to be unfit from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

The agency has proposed to treat an unsatisfactory safety rating under the safety fitness procedure regulations as a determination of unfitness. The FHWA also would revise the listing for locations of motor carrier and highway safety field offices to reflect recent changes to the agency's organizational structure.

Comments were to have been received by Sept 15, 1999. For more information, phone 202-366-4009 or 202-366-1354.

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