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A guide for professional truck drivers on how to submit comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding the proposed rule-making process. Your involvement can make a ...

A guide for professional truck drivers on how to submit comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding the proposed rule-making process. Your involvement can make a major impact on future rules, regulations and laws governing CDL drivers and the trucking industry.

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    • How to make comments to the FMCSA
    • A guide for professional truck drivers on how to submit comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding the proposed rule-making process. Personal involvement can make a major impact on future rules, regulations and laws governing CDL drivers and the trucking industry.
    •  Where to go to find Information?  1. Federal Motor Carrier Web Site;  http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov  2. US Government Printing Office;  http://www.gpo.gov  3. Trade Magazines;  Landline (OOIDA), Transport Topics (ATA),  Fleet Owner  4. Trade and Association Websites;  OOIDA, Truckers News, ATA, Fleet Owner, National  Bulk Carriers Association, State Motor Truck  Associations, Etc. Truckload Carriers Association
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    •  DATES: Be sure to check the “comments must be submitted on or before” dates! Dates are based on Eastern Time.  Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.  Fax your comment to: 1-202-493-2251.  Mail Comments to: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 20590-0001.  Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    •  1. THINK FIRST!  2. Pre- Write your response!  3. Intelligence, not Ignorance!  4. Refrain from words like;  “Ain’t , gonna, ya’s, ya’lls” and profanity  5. Gather DATA to further the impact of your comment, such as:  6. Its direct impact on you, your company, your income, ability to perform the function of your job, or complete assigned tasks!
    • An example of an FMCSA submitted comment is shown below: