Many times drivers want to be a part of the Rule Making Process of the FMCSA or be a part of the public comments of the FMCSA ‘s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) however, they are intimidated by the process. It can appear to be an overwhelming process and many are tempted to throw their arms up and say something like, ” What difference will it make?” I can assure you however, you do make a difference.
Although public comments are allowed at the actual meeting itself, truckers find difficulty being able to attend the meetings in person either because of their work schedule or the inability to easily park in the meeting location near DC ( Arlington, VA)
Below is a video showing how to submit comments online to FMCSA’s MCSAC committee.
MCSAC is charged with providing advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on motor carrier safety programs and motor carrier safety regulations
Regulations.gov This website contains valuable information for those concerned about the rule making process of the FMCSA
Included on the site:
What can I find on this site?
How do I find a rule?
How do I submit a comment?
How do I find my comment?
Do my comments make a difference?
Submit your comments on proposed regulations and related documents published by the U.S. Federal government. You can also use this site to search and review original regulatory documents as well as comments submitted by others.
Want to know more about regulations? Regulations 49 CFR Parts 300-399
Watch the video below to aid in the process of “How to submit comments to the FMCSA”
During the time the FMCSA was taking comments on our current Hours of Service, the Truckers For A Cause Group hosted an educational conference call with Jim Hill, the former Secretary of the FMCSA and Joe Rajkovacz, who at that time was working with OOIDA, to discuss the most effective methods of making comments to the FMCSA. Although some of the content will be outdated, the principles remain the same.
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