TRAA Opposes Proposal on Unique Electronic ID of Commercial Motor Vehicles
On September 23rd, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) and request for comments on Unique Electronic Identification of Commercial Motor Vehicles [Docket No. FMCSA-2022-0062]. FMCSA is requesting comments on whether they should amend regulations to "require every commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operating in interstate commerce to be equipped with electronic identification (ID) technology capable of wirelessly communicating a unique ID number when queried by a Federal or State motor carrier safety enforcement personnel."
TRAA understands the intention of FMCSA, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), and other groups to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the roadside inspection program. However, if enacted the proposal would be burdensome, costly, and pose a serious safety risk. As we all know, the risk of being struck or injured dramatically increases with every moment working on the roadway. Based on that assessment, TRAA has submitted a formal comment of opposition in the federal register on the industry's behalf.
As your voice on Capitol Hill, TRAA is proud to be advocating for the industry and our members. We appreciate the support of each and every member; we couldn't do this critical work without you!