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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AB17 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: New Entrant Safety Assurance Process: Implementation of Section 210(b) of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 

This rulemaking would consider methods for ensuring a new applicant carrier is knowledgeable about the applicable safety requirements before being granted New Entrant authority. The agency is considering whether to implement a proficiency examination as part of its revised New Entrant Safety Assurance Process as well as other alternatives. This rulemaking responds to issues raised in a petition from Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety regarding new entrant applicant knowledge.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 385   
Legal Authority: 113 Stat. 1748 (1999)    49 U.S.C. 31144    Pub. L. 106-159, sec. 210   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  08/25/2009  74 FR 42833   
ANPRM Comment Period End  10/26/2009 
Supplemental ANPRM  08/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 2126-AA59 
Agency Contact:
Steven LaFreniere
Regulatory Ombudsman
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:800 832-5660