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1 MAP - 21 August 2013 Washington State Transit Association Presented By: Jeff James Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

2 2 Highway Re-Authorization Bill  Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21 st Century  Three Core Principles 1)Raise the bar to enter the industry and operate on our roads 2)Hold motor carrier & drivers to the highest safety standards to continue operations 3)Remove the highest risk drivers, vehicles, and carriers from our roads & prevent them from operatingMAP-21

3 Large Scope – new rulemakings required  FHWA: 12  FTA: 10  NHTSA: 7  PHMSA: 2  FMCSA: 29 new rulemakings within 27 months (excludes rulemakings already underway)MAP-21

4 4 Electronic Logging Devices & HOS Documentation Status SNPRM (Fall 2013) Highlights 1)ELD minimum standards (technical specs, tamper resistant, engine connect, L.E.) 2)Replace handwritten logs 3)Supporting document requirement change 4)Ensure ELDs will not result in driver harassment (enforce federal regs only). Entry Level Driver Training Status Final Rule (Fall 2013 – required to be implemented within 12 months per MAP-21) Highlights 1)Require training for new CDL holders 2)Behind the wheel &classroom 3)Per 2005 court decision – rule must consider effectiveness & costsMAP-21

5 5 Pattern of Safety Violations Status Final Rule (Summer / Fall) Highlights 1)Revoke authority when persons show egregious disregard for safety have influence on operations or operate multiple entities to conceal safety records. 2)Need to establish a standard for pattern Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Status NPRM – Summer (MAP-21 requires creation by 10/2014) Highlights 1)Database for positive tests & refusals 2)Employers & service agents to report 3)Prospective employers to query (compare to current process)MAP-21

6 6 New Entrant Knowledge Written exam prior to DOT number issuance Must disclose relationship with other carriers  stock  ownership  management  family CDL notification system Require development and enrollment in occurrence based reports  annual DL checks  enrollment in occurrence based reports of changes in the status of a driver’s record. FMCSA must establish minimum standards within 2 years.MAP-21

7 7 Employer Responsibilities for Driver License Status Remove knowingly from No defect DVIR Remove requirement to submit & maintain no defect DVIRs Denial of Access OOS order Give authority to place OOS when access is not given (compare to N.E.) Motor Coach Safety Rating Requires FMCSA to rate motor coach service provider every 3 years.  future SFD rulemaking?  Intent to still audit every 3 years. Foreign Driver Disqualification Grant USDOT authority to revoke a foreign driver’s license (383.51)MAP-21

8 END Jeff James Division Administrator FMCSA - WA


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