2016 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
September 20 FMCSA-2016-0069 49 CFR 381 Waivers, exemptions, and pilot programs; 49 CFR 383 Commercial driver's license standards, requirements and penalties; 49 CFR 391 Qualifications of drivers and longer combination vehicle (LCV) driver instructors IIHS supports FMCSA’s proposed pilot program but urges agency to conduct strongest possible study of program’s safety effects and to be wary of generalizing results to other younger drivers
February 16 NHTSA-2015-0118 49 CFR 571.223 Rear impact guards; 49 CFR 571.224 Rear impact protection IIHS supports proposed upgrades to rear impact guards/protection standards but challenges shortcomings concerning quasi-static force requirements, certifying guards while attached to trailers, offset crash protection, and exemptions
2015 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
September 18 NHTSA-2015-0070 49 CFR 571.108 Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment; 49 CFR 571.223 Rear impact guards; 49 CFR 571.224 Rear impact protection IIHS supports proposed amendments to large truck safety standards requiring retroreflective treatments and rear underride guards on single unit trucks but encourages the agency to revise its cost-benefit analysis
2014 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
May 5 FMCSA-2010-0167 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 386 Rules of practice for motor carrier, intermodal equipment provider, broker, freight forwarder, and hazardous materials proceedings; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers IIHS supports proposes requirement for all motor carriers required to maintain records of duty status to use electronic logging devices to monitor drivers’ compliance with the hours-of-service rule
2012 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
August 17 NHTSA-2012-0065 49 CFR 571.136 Electronic stability control systems for heavy vehicles IIHS supports proposed new federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control systems on heavy vehicles including truck tractors and buses
2011 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
March 21 FMCSA-2010-0167 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers IIHS supports proposed amendment to hours-of-service rule requiring all motor carriers who maintain records of duty status to use electronic onboard recorders to document driver compliance
March 4 FMCSA-2004-19608 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 386 Rules of practice for motor carrier, intermodal equipment provider, broker, freight forwarder, and hazardous materials proceedings; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers IIHS supports proposed revisions to hours-of-service rule to reduce daily driving limit from 11 to 10 hours with single restart provision
February 28 NHTSA 1-11, Notice 1 49 CFR 571.223 Rear impact guards; 49 CFR 571.224 Rear impact protection IIHS petitions for upgrade of rear impact standards to improve underride guard test procedures and performance requirements
2010 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 10 NHTSA-2010-0150 49 CFR 571.223 Rear impact guards; 49 CFR 571.224 Rear impact protection IIHS reviews agency's technical report on the effectiveness of underride guards for heavy trailers
2008 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 19 FMCSA-2004-19608 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers IIHS petitions for reconsideration of final rule allowing commercial motor vehicle drivers to drive and work longer hours
March 6 FMCSA-2004-19608 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers IIHS does not support interim final rule to permit 11 hours of consecutive driving and 34-hour restart provision for commercial truck drivers
2007 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
April 18 FMCSA-2004-18940 49 CFR 350 Commercial motor carrier safety assistance program; 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers; 49 CFR 396 Inspection, repair, and maintenance Mandate for electronic on-board recorders in all large trucks for hours-of-service compliance by commercial truck drivers (comment)
March 27 NHTSA-2007-26851 49 CFR 390.5 Definitions; 49 CFR 396 Inspection, repair, and maintenance Support for petitions requiring devices on large trucks to limit maximum speeds and prohibit owners and operators from adjusting the devices (comment)
2006 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
June 15 FMCSA-2005-23151 49 CFR 391 Qualifications of drivers and longer combination vehicle (LCV) driver instructors Proposed amendment to medical qualifications standards to allow commercial truck drivers with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to operate in interstate commerce (comment)
April 14 NHTSA-2005-21462 49 CFR 571.121 Air brake systems Proposed 30 percent reduction in required stopping distances for air-braked truck tractors (comment)
2005 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
October 18 FMCSA-2004-18940, FMCSA-2004-17286 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Institute study of hours-of-service compliance by long-distance commercial truck drivers and the need for electronic on-board recorders (comment)
September 23 FMCSA-2004-19608 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers IIHS petitions for reconsideration of final rule to address truck driver fatigue and enforcement of hours-of-service regulations for drivers of commercial motor vehicles
July 15 FMCSA-2005-21338 49 CFR 381 Waivers, exemptions, and pilot program; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Exemption of Xora Inc. from design requirements for on-board recording devices to monitor hours of services by commercial truck drivers (comment)
June 15 FMCSA-2004-19608, FMCSA-2004-18940, FMCSA-2004-17286 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Recommendations from Inspector General Mead for increased enforcement of hours-of-service regulations including requirement for electronic on-board recorders (comment)
March 10 FMCSA-2004-19608 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Institute study on effects of hours-of-service rule on truck driver fatigue and and safety including daily driving limits, restart rule, and enforcement (comment)
January 3 FMCSA-1998-3706 49 CFR 379 Preservation of records; 49 CFR 381 Waivers, exemptions, and pilot programs; 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Proposed supporting documents required by motor carriers to verify the accuracy of commercial truck drivers' hours of duty status including exemption criteria and requests (comment)
2004 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 8 FMCSA-2004-18940, FMCSA-2004-17286 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Canadian Trucking Alliance's endorsement of electronic on-board recorders for Canadian hours-of-service compliance (comment)
November 30 FMCSA-2004-18940, FMCSA-2004-17286 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Use of electronic on-board recorders for hours-of-service compliance including capabilities, costs and benefits, and enforcement (comment)
January 12 FMCSA-2003-15818 49 CFR 381 Waivers, exemptions, and pilot programs; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Exemption of Werner Enterprises to pilot test global positioning system technology to monitor and document drivers' hours of service (comment)
2003 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
May 23 FMCSA-2002-12334 49 CFR 383 Commercial driver's license standards, requirements and penalties Inquiries concerning graduated commercial driver's licensing; qualifications, testing, and licensing standards (comment)
2002 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
October 15 FMCSA-2002-11650 49 CFR 177 Carriage by public highway; 49 CFR 397 Transportation of hazardous materials, driving and parking rules Proposed security requirements for motor carriers transporting hazardous materials including use of automated tamper-resistant on-board recorders (comment)
June 7 FMCSA-1997-2350 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Comparison of hours-of-service rules for commercial drivers operating in the European Union and the United States and use of digital tachographs to monitor hours-of-service compliance (comment)
February 26 FMCSA-2001-9688, FMCSA-1997-2350 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Use of electronic onboard recorders to collect information required for record of duty status for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (comment)
2001 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
October 25 FMCSA-2001-9709 49 CFR 350 Commercial motor carrier safety assistance program; 49 CFR 383 Commercial driver's license standards, requirements and penalties; 49 CFR 384 State compliance with commercial driver's license program Proposed changes to commercial driver's license program including disqualification of drivers who have committed serious traffic violations in private or commercial vehicles (comment)
October 1 FMCSA-2001-9800 49 CFR 381 Waivers, exemptions, and pilot programs; 49 CFR 383 Commercial driver's license standards, requirements and penalties; 49 CFR 391 Qualifications of drivers and longer combination vehicle (LCV) driver instructors Proposed exemption for certain insulin-using diabetic truck drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles provided adequate testing of blood-glucose levels and reporting of hypoglycemic events (comment)
July 2 FMCSA-1998-3298, FMCSA-1998-3299 49 CFR 365 Rules governing applications for operating authority; 49 CFR 368 Application for a certificate of registration to operate in municipalities in the United States on the United States-Mexico international border or within the commercial zones of such municipalities; 49 CFR 382 Controlled substances and alcohol use and testing; 49 CFR 383 Commercial driver's license standards, requirements and penalties; 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures Proposed changes to regulations governing applications by Mexican carriers to operate beyond municipalities and commercial zones at the United States-Mexico border including adequate inspection program, equipment and driver violations, and subsequent crash risk (comment)
May 21 FMCSA-2000-8410 49 CFR 381 Waivers, exemptions, and pilot programs; 49 CFR 383 Commercial driver's license standards, requirements and penalties; 49 CFR 391 Qualifications of drivers and longer combination vehicle (LCV) driver instructors Proposed pilot program to allow carefully selected, screened, trained, and monitored truck drivers ages 18-21 to operate in interstate commerce (comment)
January 19 FMCSA-1997-2350 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Results from national public opinion survey on trucks and highway safety including support for electronic data recorders to monitor driving hours of commercial truck drivers (comment)
2000 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
December 15 FMCSA-1997-2350 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Revision of agency's cost estimates to reflect availability of inexpensive automated recording devices that meet proposed specifications (comment)
August 4 FMCSA-1997-2350 49 CFR 385 Safety fitness procedures; 49 CFR 390 Federal motor carrier safety regulations, general; 49 CFR 395 Hours of service of drivers Opposition to some aspects of proposed hour-of service rules including fatigued-impaired driving, tamper-resistant automated recording, and required work-limit and off-duty times (comment)
1999 Agency/Docket No. Standard/part Topic
September 15 FHWA-1999-5942 49 CFR 383 Commercial driver's license standards, requirements and penalties Proposed survey for graduated commercial driver's licensing system (comment)
2009 Committee Institute presenter Topic
May 18 U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection Stephen L. Oesch Emerging vehicle safety issues
2007 Committee Institute presenter Topic
May 1 U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Anne T. McCartt Requiring electronic on-board recorders in large trucks
March 12 FMCSA Anne T. McCartt Electronic On-Board Recorders for Documenting Hours of Service
2006 Topic
July 03 Brief objecting to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's permitting drivers of commercial motor vehicles to drive up to 11 hours a day and allowing them to restart their weekly hours-of-service after 34 hours off duty
2003 Topic
December 11 Brief objecting to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's 2003 final rule on hours-of-service for drivers of commercial motor vehicles