With big regulatory changes expected from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), plus a new presidential administration and congress, it’s never been more important for truck drivers and motor carriers to understand how federal trucking regulations are created. Your voice can make a difference in the regulatory process. But first you must know how the system works and where you can have an impact.
A new PrePass guide provides the information you need:
- How to distinguish regulations from other government actions
- Where regulatory agencies like FMCSA get their power, as well as their limitations, and
- What the sources of regulatory proposals are
“How Federal Trucking Regulations Become Law” shows you where to find proposed regulations. This PrePass guide also reveals the ground rules FMCSA and other agencies must follow when developing, proposing, soliciting public comments and issuing decisions on new regulations. Along the way, you will master the strange language of government acronyms (NPRM, ANPRM, ICR, OMB and OIRA) that once stood in the way of grasping what the federal government was up to.
Congress designed the federal rules on regulatory proposals to solicit public participation in rulemaking, enhance clarity of the rulemaking process and improve public understanding of the final result. Your individual comments are key to making sure that those proposals result in practical, workable rules that can be applied to real-world situations and achieve common goals.
But getting to a positive outcome can be daunting – rulemaking notices are often filled with bureaucratic wording, pesky acronyms and citations to statutes and federal regulations. “How Federal Trucking Regulations Become Law” slices through the bureaucratic language and tells you precisely where to look in a proposed regulation and how to write a response that will grab the agency’s attention.
In particular, this guide walks you through the crafting of truly effective comments to a proposed regulation – comments built on fact, data and experience, not just opinion.