Regulatory Update – December 2022

December 28, 2022

FMCSA issues interim guidance on definitions of broker and bona fide agents

In response to a mandate in last year’s infrastructure law, FMCSA has issued interim guidance regarding the
agency’s definitions of “broker” and “bona fide agents” in the context of transportation by motor vehicle.
Although the interim guidance was effective immediately, FMCSA requested comments on it by January 17 and
said it might issue updated guidance if comments demonstrate a need. The agency in June had requested
comments on various issues related to the topic.

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