Compliance Briefs

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For more information on the following items, visit http://dms.dot.gov and search the docket number.

Federal Highway Administration has confirmed the various devices that are excluded from the measurement of vehicle length and width. The rule reflects interpretations and enforcement practices that have emerged over several decades (Docket No. 2234)

Department of Transportation seeks comments by July 19 on when knowledge of certain facts should be considered violations of federal hazardous material transportation statues or regulations. (Docket No. 10380)

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is considering a request by an owner-operator whose right arm was amputated at the shoulder for an exemption to operate, without a prosthesis, a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. (Docket No. 11507)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will allow flexibility in the placement of required identification labels on rear impact guards so labels can be placed where they would be least exposed to damage. The agency rejected, however, an industry petition to do away with the labels altogether. (Docket 11875)