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.
Letters, Petitions and Comments
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.
Comments on Rear Impact Guard NPRM
CVSA submitted comments on FMCSA’s notice of proposed rulemaking NPRM on rear impact guard 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 FMCSA’s Proposed Guidance on Yard Moves
CVSA submitted comments on a notice of proposed guidance on yard moves that was published by FMCSA.
Comments on NHTSA ADS Safety Framework ANPRM
CVSA submitted comments on NHTSA’s ANPRM on the framework for ADS safety.
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 and Petition for Reconsideration on Agricultural Commodity Definition IFR
CVSA submitted comments and a petition for reconsideration of FMCSA’s interim final rule making changes to the definitions of agricultural commodity, livestock and non-processed food.
Comments on FMCSA Pilot Program to Allow 18-20-Year-Old Drivers
CVSA submitted comments on a notice published by FMCSA proposing a pilot program to allow 18-20-year-old drivers to operate a commercial motor vehicle interstate.
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.
Petition to Amend the Emergency Declaration Regulations
CVSA submitted a petition to FMCSA requesting that the emergency declaration regulations be amended.
Coalition Letter Encouraging Congress to Consider the Workplace Safety Impacts of the MORE Act
CVSA joined 20 other organizations in sending a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives requesting that they consider the workplace safety impacts of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019.
Coalition Letter Encouraging the Passage of a Surface Transportation Authorization Extension
CVSA joined 80 other transportation stakeholders in sending a letter to congressional leadership encouraging the passage of a one-year extension of the current surface transportation authorization bill.
Coalition Letters Encouraging Preservation of the 5.9 GHz Spectrum
CVSA joined 50 other transportation safety stakeholders in sending letters to the White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Letters Asking Senator McConnell and Secretary Chao to Support COVID-19 Relief for States
CVSA sent letters to both Senator McConnell and Secretary Chao encouraging the inclusion of the Motor Carrier Safety Grant Relief Act of 2020, S. 3729 in the next COVID-19 relief package.
Comments on NHTSA ADS Testing Information Collection
CVSA submitted comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on a proposed information collection on the testing of automated driving systems (ADS).
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.