Letters, Petitions and Comments

Comments on Waste Management Lamp Exemption Request

CVSA submitted comments to FMCSA on an exemption request from Waste Management Inc. to allow its commercial motor vehicles to operate with amber and red brake-activated pulsating lamps on the rear of vehicles.

Updated Petition on 396.3(a)(1)

CVSA submitted an updated petition to FMCSA requesting changes to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 393 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Petition to Update the CVSA Level VI OOSC Incorporation by Reference

CVSA submitted a petition to FMCSA requesting the amendment of the hazardous materials safety permit regulations to update the incorporation by reference of CVSA’s “North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria (OOSC) and Level VI Inspection Procedures and Out-of-Service Criteria for Commercial Highway Vehicles Transporting Transuranics and Highway Route Controlled Quantities of Radioactive Materials as Defined in 49 CFR Part 173.403” to reference the April 1, 2021, edition.

Comments on MBR Helicopter’s Hours-of-Service Exemption Request

CVSA submitted comments to FMCSA on an exemption request from Mountain Blade Runner (MBR) Helicopter LLC seeking to allow ground support equipment operators to be permitted to operate during a 16-hour on-duty window instead of 14 and only be required to take eight consecutive hours off duty instead of the required 10.

Comments on FMCSA Split Duty Period Pilot Program

CVSA submitted comments on a notice published by FMCSA proposing a pilot program to evaluate the effects of allowing a commercial motor vehicle driver to extend the 14-hour window by up to three hours by taking an off-duty break.

Response Letter Regarding International Roadcheck

CVSA sent a letter to the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) responding to concerns about proceeding with the rescheduled International Roadcheck enforcement campaign.

Comments on PLCA Hours of Service Exemption Request

CVSA submitted comments to FMCSA on an exemption request from the Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) seeking to exempt drivers of its member companies from various hours-of-service requirements.

Letter to Transport Canada and CCMTA on ELD Guidance

CVSA sent a letter to Transport Canada and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) requesting an update on a list of questions that were submitted related to the electronic logging device (ELD) regulations and technical standard.

Coalition Letter Encouraging Preservation of the 5.9 GHz Spectrum

CVSA joined 50 other transportation safety stakeholders in sending a letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet encouraging continued preservation of the 5.9 GHz spectrum for transportation safety technology.