Review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; Regulatory Removals and Substantive Amendments
The FHWA is adopting a final rule to remove, amend, and redesignate certain provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations concerning financial responsibility; general applicability and definitions; accident recordkeeping requirements; qualifications of drivers; driving of commercial motor vehicles; hours of service of drivers; inspection, repair, and maintenance; and the transportation of hazardous materials. The agency considers many of these regulations to be obsolete, redundant, unnecessary, ineffective, or burdensome. Others are more appropriately regulated by State and local authorities, better addressed by company policy, in need of clarification, or more appropriately contained in another section. This action is consistent with the FHWA's Zero Base Regulatory Review and the President's Regulatory Reinvention Initiative.