Regulatory Guidance for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) – Online

  Regulatory Guidance for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs)               We are allways happy to help you find what you need within the FMCSR’s.  To access the FMCSRs, click on the part number in the left column. To access the Regulatory Guidance for the FMCSRs, click on Yes in the right column. These regulations are current as of 1/2003. To view changes since then, please read final rules on the 2000 , 2001 , 2002 and current Rulemakings pages.   Part  49 Code of Federal Regulations Regulatory Guidance  Disclaimer  40 Drug and Alcohol Regulations  Yes  325 Compliance with Interstate Motor Carrier Noise Emission Standards  Yes  350 Commercial Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program    355 Compatibility of State Laws and Regulations Affecting Interstate Motor Carrier Operations    356 Interpretations and Routing Regulations    360 Fees for Motor Carrier Registration and Insurance    365 Rules Governing Applications for Operating Authority    366 Designation of Process Agents by Motor Carriers and Brokers    367 Standards for Registration with States    368 Applications for Certificates of Registration by Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers    370 Principles and Practices for the Investigation and Voluntary Disposition of Loss and Damage Claims and Processing Salvage    371 Brokers of Property    372 Exemptions, Commercial Zones, and Terminal Areas    373 Receipts and Bills    374 Passenger Carrier Regulations    375 Transportation of Household Goods in Interstate or Foreign Commerce    376 Lease and Interchange of Vehicles    377 Payment of transportation charges    378 Procedures governing the processing, investigation, and disposition of overcharge, duplicate payment, or over collection claims    379 Preservation of records    381 Waivers, Exemptions, and Pilot Programs    382 Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing  Yes  383 Commercial Driver’s License Standards; Requirements and Penalties  Yes  384 State Compliance With Commercial Driver’s License Program  Yes  385 Safety Fitness Procedures    386 Rules of Practice for Motor Carrier Safety and Hazardous Materials Proceedings  Yes  387 Minimum Levels of Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers  Yes  388 Cooperative Agreements with States    389 Rulemaking Procedures – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations    390 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; General  Yes  391 Qualifications of Drivers  Yes  392 Driving of Commercial Motor Vehicles  Yes  393 Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation  Yes  394 [Reserved]    395 Hours of Service of Drivers  Yes  396 Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance  Yes  397 Transportation of Hazardous Materials; Driving and Parking Rules  Yes  398 Transportation of Migrant Workers    399 Employee Safety and Health Standards  Yes  571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards    658 Truck Size and Weight, Route Designations – Length, Width and Weight Limitations      APPENDIX A TO SUBCHAPTER B [RESERVED]    B  APPENDIX B TO SUBCHAPTER B – SPECIAL AGENTS      APPENDIX C-D TO SUBCHAPTER B [RESERVED]    F  APPENDIX F TO SUBCHAPTER B – COMMERCIAL ZONES    G  APPENDIX G TO SUBCHAPTER B – MINIMUM PERIODIC INSPECTION STANDARDS          Source: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration    

Hours-of-Service Regulations

This was originally posted by the US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration . It is being reposted to inform you about changes in the hours of service regulations. The Hours-of-Service regulations (49 CFR Part 395) put limits in place for when and how long commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers may drive. These regulations are based on an exhaustive scientific review and are designed to ensure truck drivers get the necessary rest to perform safe operations. FMCSA also reviewed existing fatigue research and worked with organizations like the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies and the National Institute for Occupational Safety in setting these HOS rules. The regulations are designed to continue the downward trend in truck fatalities and maintain motor carrier operational efficiencies. Although the HOS regulations are found in Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, many States have identical or similar regulations for intrastate traffic. Who must comply with the Hours-of-Service Regulations? Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV. In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions: Weighs 10,001 pounds or more Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation A vehicle that is involved in Interstate or intrastate commerce and is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards is also considered a CMV. Summary of the Hours-of-Service Regulations The following table summarizes the HOS regulations for property-carrying and passenger-carrying CMV drivers.