Regulatory Update – February 2022

February 28, 2022

Safety fitness procedures apparently are next on FMCSA’s regulatory agenda

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans this spring to revisit use of data to determine safety
fitness. The agency intends to issue an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in May seeking
information on how it might use data and resources more effectively to identify unfit motor carriers. The brief
description and ANPRM target date were included in the Department of Transportation’s January 2022 report
on significant rulemakings, which is the first such report issued since February 2020 – presumably because the
pandemic changed short-term priorities drastically.

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