Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration May 14, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Unsatisfactory Safety Rating; Revocation of Operating Authority Registration; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2012-11438
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule repromulgates in the Code of Federal Regulations a statutory requirement that FMCSA revoke the operating authority registration of a for-hire motor carrier for failure to comply with safety fitness requirements; if the Agency determines that a motor carrier is ``Unfit'' based on its Safety Fitness Determination procedures, the Agency must revoke the carrier's operating authority registration. Unfit motor carriers are prohibited from operating in interstate commerce, and the Secretary of Transportation is required by statute to revoke their operating authority registration. This final rule also repromulgates several technical provisions and makes non-substantive administrative changes. These changes, initially adopted as part of the April 5, 2010, final rule entitled ``Electronic On-Board Recorders for Hours-of-Service Compliance,'' are necessary because, for reasons unrelated to this final rule, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit invalidated the previous rule.
Electronic On-Board Recorders for Hours-of-Service Compliance; Removal of Final Rule Vacated by Court
Document Number: 2012-11437
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule rescinds the final rule published on April 5, 2010, entitled ``Electronic On-Board Recorders for Hours-of-Service Compliance'' and amended by a September 13, 2010, technical amendment. This action responds to a decision of the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that vacated the April 2010 final rule.