How to Submit Comments to the FMCSA

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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 major impact on future rules, regulations and laws governing CDL drivers and the trucking industry.

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How to Submit Comments to the FMCSA

  1. 1. How to make comments to the FMCSA
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3.  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
  4. 4.  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008
  5. 5.  January  February  March  April  May  June  July  August  September  October  November  December
  6. 6.  Tuesday, June 24th
  7. 7.  View Entire Issue: PDF | XML | Table of Contents | More  Administrative Conference of the United States  Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (acrs)  Agriculture Department  Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  Commerce Department  Defense Department  Drug Enforcement Administration  Employment and Training Administration  Energy Department  Environmental Protection Agency  Executive Office of the President  Federal Aviation Administration  Federal Election Commission  Federal Emergency Management Agency  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission  Federal Highway Administration  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration  Federal Reserve System  Food and Drug Administration
  8. 8.  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.
  9. 9.  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!
  10. 10. An example of an FMCSA submitted comment is shown below:

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