Household Goods Consumer Protection: Application for Exemption; La Rosa Del Monte Express Inc. (LRDM)
FMCSA announces that La Rosa Del Monte Express, Inc. (LRDM) has requested an exemption for its specialized ``Small Residential Shipments'' (SRS) from the consumer protection regulations for the transportation of household goods (HHG) in interstate commerce. LRDM requested that its SRS consisting of fewer than 10 items weighing less than 1,000 pounds total be exempted from the HHG regulations. LRDM claims that the need for the exemption is made clear by the statutory Limited Service Exclusion (LSE) for household goods motor carriers. LRDM believes that an SRS exemption is consistent with the purpose of the LSE.
Amended Pre-Trip Safety Information for Motorcoach Passengers
The FMCSA amends its pre-trip safety guidance recommending that the motorcoach industry encourage passengers to use lap/shoulder seat belts. This amended guidance is provided in response to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Final Rule published on November 25, 2013 [78 FR 70416] titled, ``Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection.''