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1 Interstate Passenger Carriers Registration & Safety Regulations

2 Not About Catching the Big Guys Anymore!

3 FMCSA Establishes standards for commercial motor vehicles,their drivers, and truck and bus companies involved in the interstate transportation of passengers and cargo. Establishes standards for commercial motor vehicles,their drivers, and truck and bus companies involved in the interstate transportation of passengers and cargo. Responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with regulations governing safety and commerce. Responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with regulations governing safety and commerce. Focus on safety and financial responsibility. Focus on safety and financial responsibility.

4 Applicability Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations apply to all employers, employees, and commercial motor vehicles transporting property and passengers in interstate commerce. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations apply to all employers, employees, and commercial motor vehicles transporting property and passengers in interstate commerce. Code of Federal Regulations Title 49, parts 40, 380, 382, 383, & Code of Federal Regulations Title 49, parts 40, 380, 382, 383, &

5 Registration Requirement Commercial vehicles transporting passengers in interstate commerce must be registered with FMCSA and have appropriate identification markings. Commercial vehicles transporting passengers in interstate commerce must be registered with FMCSA and have appropriate identification markings. The USDOT number is a unique identifier used for collecting and monitoring safety information. The USDOT number is a unique identifier used for collecting and monitoring safety information.

6 Commercial Motor Vehicle Any self-propelled or towed motor vehicle used on a highway in interstate commerce to transport passengers or property when: Any self-propelled or towed motor vehicle used on a highway in interstate commerce to transport passengers or property when: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating > 10,001 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating > 10,001 lbs. or, designed/used to transport > 8 passengers (includes driver) for compensation, or, designed/used to transport > 8 passengers (includes driver) for compensation, or, designed/used to transport > 15 passengers (including driver) and is not used to transport passengers for compensation. or, designed/used to transport > 15 passengers (including driver) and is not used to transport passengers for compensation.

7 Passenger Carriers “For hire” carriers “For hire” carriers Compensated, directly or indirectly. Compensated, directly or indirectly. Service is generally available to the public at large. Service is generally available to the public at large. Private motor carriers of passengers (PMCPs): Private motor carriers of passengers (PMCPs): Business Business Nonbusiness Nonbusiness

8 Business PMCPs Private transportation of passengers in the furtherance of a commercial purpose. Private transportation of passengers in the furtherance of a commercial purpose. Transportation of employees; professional musicians on tour. Transportation of employees; professional musicians on tour.

9 Non-Business PMPCs Provide private passenger transportation that is not in the furtherance of a commercial purpose. Provide private passenger transportation that is not in the furtherance of a commercial purpose. Examples: Churches, scout groups, senior centers, and other like-type organizations. Examples: Churches, scout groups, senior centers, and other like-type organizations.

10 Regulatory Topics For PMCP Controlled Substance and Alcohol Use and Testing Controlled Substance and Alcohol Use and Testing Commercial Driver’s License Commercial Driver’s License Financial Responsibility (Insurance) Financial Responsibility (Insurance) Qualifications of Drivers Qualifications of Drivers Driving of Commercial Motor Vehicles Driving of Commercial Motor Vehicles Parts and Accessories Parts and Accessories Driver’s Hours of Service Driver’s Hours of Service Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance

11 Exemption to FMCSRs Transportation provided by Federal, State, and local governments are exempt. Transportation provided by Federal, State, and local governments are exempt. School bus operations. School bus operations. Transport of sick and injured people (emergency services). Transport of sick and injured people (emergency services).

12 New Rule On Small Carriers Rule change effective 2/1/2010 impacts passenger carriers who are directly compensated and operating within 75 air- miles. Rule change effective 2/1/2010 impacts passenger carriers who are directly compensated and operating within 75 air- miles. Now subject to same regulations of those operating beyond the 75 air-mile radius. Now subject to same regulations of those operating beyond the 75 air-mile radius. Must comply with Parts 390, 391, 392, 393, 395, and 396. Must comply with Parts 390, 391, 392, 393, 395, and 396.

13 Other Small Carrier Group Not operated for direct compensation. Not operated for direct compensation. Not otherwise defined as a commercial vehicle. Not otherwise defined as a commercial vehicle. Registered and marked according to FMCSA requirements. (390.21(a)&(b) Registered and marked according to FMCSA requirements. (390.21(a)&(b) Also subject to (Investigations) and (Reporting). Also subject to (Investigations) and (Reporting).

14 New-Entrant Program All first-time applicants for a USDOT number will be enrolled in FMSCA Safety Assurance Program. All first-time applicants for a USDOT number will be enrolled in FMSCA Safety Assurance Program. Requires applicant to pass a safety audit and maintain acceptable safety performance over initial 18-month period. Requires applicant to pass a safety audit and maintain acceptable safety performance over initial 18-month period.

15 FMCSR Workshops ATA in cooperation with Arkansas Highway Police and the Arkansas Division, Federal Motor Carrier Administration. ATA in cooperation with Arkansas Highway Police and the Arkansas Division, Federal Motor Carrier Administration. Initial Workshop was September 17 th. Initial Workshop was September 17 th. Addition Workshops to be scheduled. Addition Workshops to be scheduled.

16 Workshop Agenda Items Overview and Objectives Overview and Objectives General Motor Carrier Safety Regulations General Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Requirements for Passenger Carriers Requirements for Passenger Carriers Legal and Liability Issues Legal and Liability Issues Registration for USDOT Number Registration for USDOT Number Arkansas Highway Police Safety Audit Arkansas Highway Police Safety Audit Financial Responsibility (Insurance) Financial Responsibility (Insurance)

17 Information Source Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – Arkansas Division Office, Little Rock Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – Arkansas Division Office, Little Rock 2527 Federal Building 700 W. Capitol Avenue Little Rock, AR Phone: (501) Federal Building 700 W. Capitol Avenue Little Rock, AR Phone: (501) Fax: (501)

18 Information Source Arkansas Highway Police Arkansas Highway Police P.O. Box 2779 Little Rock, AR Phone : (501) Fax: (501)

19 Information Source Arkansas Transit Association Arkansas Transit Association 620 West Broadway North Little Rock, AR Phone: Fax:


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