TCA Applauds FMCSA’s Latest ANPRM


Today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on many critical issues for the truckload industry regarding a driver’s Hours-of-Service. The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is pleased to see that FMCSA will be collecting data from the public, particularly on sleeper-berth flexibility, adverse driving conditions, and the 30-minute rest break, to create stronger rules which advances safety on our roads and cater to the actual environments in which our drivers live and work. TCA plans to submit comments on this ANPRM and we will be active throughout this rulemaking process to continue telling our story of the truckload industry.

TCA would like to thank Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, FMCSA Administrator Raymond Martinez, and the entire FMCSA staff for their dedicated work to improve regulations and remove unnecessary burdens hindering the free flow of commerce in this country. FMCSA would not have been able to issue this ANPRM without the efforts the agency and industry have already done to move forward with the industry-wide ELD mandate. Because of ELDs and the information they’ve collected, FMCSA will be able to enact data-driven policy reflecting flexibility to address the true problems faced by trucking.