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What is a pilot program?

A pilot program collects specific data to evaluate alternatives to the regulations or innovative approaches to safety while ensuring that the safety performance goals of the regulations are satisfied.
In a pilot program, temporary regulatory relief from one or more FMCSR is given to a person or class of persons subject to the regulations or to a person or class of persons who intend to engage in an activity that would be subject to the regulations.
The number of participants in the pilot program must be large enough to ensure statistically valid findings. 381.400
NOTE: FMCSA is not conducting medical pilot programs at the time.

Last Updated : April 1, 2014
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