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How to Submit Comments to FMCSA


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


How to Submit Comments to MCSAC   Slideshare from Allen Smith
VIDEO 2 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”


How to Submit Comments to the FMCSA   Slideshare from Allen Smith

Audio Version of “How to Make Comments to 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 Although some of the content will be outdated, the principles remain the same.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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