FMCSA withdraws proposed state inspection program for passenger vehicles

Agency bases decision on its review of the topic

Posted May 2, 2017

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) concluded there is not enough data and information available to support moving forward with a rulemaking action requiring states to implement annual inspection programs for passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles.

As a result, effective May 1, 2017, the agency withdrew its advance notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “State Inspection Programs for Passenger-Carrier Vehicles.”

FMCSA drew its conclusions from public comments on the effectiveness of the current FMCSA annual inspection, along with three public listening sessions held in 2015. The agency also examined the potential costs and benefits of a mandatory state inspection program as it made its decision.


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