On Aug 3 ATA filed written comments to FMCSA’s proposed rulemaking addressing missing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards certification labels for commercial motor vehicles operated by U.S.–domiciled motor carriers. ATA informed FMCSA that it adamantly opposes the implementation of this proposed CMV certification label rule for several reasons.
In testimony today to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Highway and Transit Subcommittee, American Trucking Associations said continued improvement in truck safety will need new strategies to better address the primary causes of highway crashes.
On Oct. 20, ATA filed comments with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on its Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications for light vehicles. ATA supported a dedicated 5.9GHZ frequency band for the connected vehicle program and highway safety, and also supported minimum performance requirements for DSRC devices and GPS.
On May 5, ATA along with other industry associations and a law enforcement group petitioned FMCSA to issue a Supplemental Notice to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on its proposed Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The petition calls for FMCSA to propose that employers report all instances of actual knowledge of misuse, including direct observations of misuse and employee admissions of misuse (except as provided in Section 382.121), to the proposed clearinghouse.