FMCSA extends comment period for proposed U-21 CMV program

Deadline to provide public comments now moved to August 14

Posted July 16, 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) granted a one-month extension for public comments on a possible pilot program allowing non-military drivers ages 18 to 21 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

FMCSA’s original deadline for comments was July 15, 2019, but FMCSA extended the deadline to August 14. Comments can be submitted at the Federal eRulemaking Portal at docket number FMCSA-2018-0346.

According to the Federal Register, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) requested an extension to the comment period, citing the need for more time to gather safety performance data and additional information.

The original notice, published in May, requested public comment on six subject areas:

  1. Training and experience,
  2. Operational requirements,
  3. Participation requirements,
  4. Technology requirements,
  5. Insurance, and
  6. Research and data.

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