What's Coming Down the Road

In 2012, President Barak Obama signed into law a new two-year surface transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). In its passing, MAP-21 mandated government agencies, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to study and publish new notices of proposed rulemakings (NPRM) involving key issues such as Prohibition of Coercion, Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, and Electronic Stability Control Systems for Heavy Vehicles.

Further, government agencies such as FMCSA, FHWA, NHTSA and OSHA, each have their own mission statements and agendas. Thus, it can be difficult for professional truck drivers to know what is coming down the road with so many government agencies affecting the trucking industry. Therefore, the OOIDA Foundation would like to provide the Association’s members with easy access to those notices, NPRMs, and final rules by providing direct links to the Federal Register

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Docket No.TitleSummaryDeadline
NHTSA-2017-0086 Automated Driving Systems: Voluntary Safety Self-Assessments; Public WorkshopOn September 12, 2017, NHTSA published Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety. This voluntary guidance encourages entities involved in the testing and deployment of Automated Driving Systems on public roads to document for themselves how they are addressing safety. Further, the Guidance recommends that these same entities summarize their assessments and make it available to the public via Voluntary Safety Self-Assessments. NHTSA is announcing a public workshop to support entities that wish to make their self-assessment publicly available. The Agency emphasizes that the workshop is not intended to be a tutorial for a prescriptive document. NHTSA hopes to hear from entities if there are any challenges that would make it difficult for an entity to publicly disclose any portion of a Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment in a summary document, and discuss how those challenges might be overcome or mitigated. To provide the most benefit, this workshop will encourage active, focused participation.12/18/2017

 

 

Other
Docket No.TitleSummaryDeadline
DOT-OST-2017-0069 Notification of Regulatory ReviewThe DOT is reviewing its existing regulations and other agency actions to evaluate their continued necessity, determine whether they are crafted effectively to solve problems. As part of these reviews, the Department invites the public to provide input on existing rules and other agency actions that are good candidates for repeal, replacement, suspension, or modification including the ELD mandate and NHTSA/EPA's GHG Phase 2 Final Rule. The department may also hold a public meeting to discuss and consider comments from members of the public.12/1/2017
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