As such, TRAA frequently submits comments in the federal register on FMCSA's rulemaking proposals, either in favor or opposition, based on the best interest of our members. Some of the FMCSA proposals TRAA has recently commented on include:
- Exemption Application: Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Waymo, LLC, and Aurora Operations, Inc. [FMCSA-2023-0071-0013]
- Safe Integration of Automated Driving Systems (ADS)-Equipped Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) [Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0037]
- Standard for Determining Joint-Employer Status [NLRB-2022-0001-0001]
- Unique Electronic Identification of Commercial Motor Vehicles [Docket No. FMCSA-2022-0062]
- Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operations; Speed Limiting Devices [Docket No. FMCSA-2022-0004]
- Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Program: Addition of Oral Fluid Specimen Testing for Drugs [DOT-OST-2021-0093]
- Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs [SAMHSA-2020-0001-0002]
- Proposed Pilot Program to Allow Persons Ages 18, 19, and 20 to Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles in Interstate Commerce [FMCSA-2018-0346-1124]
- Commercial Driver’s Licenses; Pilot Program to Allow Drivers Under 21 to Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles in Interstate Commerce [FMCSA-2018-0346]
- Hours of Service of Drivers [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0248]
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