DOT Reviewing Info Collection on Marking of Vehicles and Intermodal Equipment
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is extending through Sept. 2 the period for public comments on an information collection associated with the regulations requiring the marking of vehicles and intermodal equipment by motor carriers, freight forwarders and intermodal equipment providers engaging in interstate transportation. Vehicle marking requirements are intended to ensure that FMCSA, the National Transportation Safety Board and state safety officials are able to identify motor carriers and correctly assign responsibility for regulatory violations during inspections, investigations, compliance reviews and crash studies. These marking requirements also provide the public with beneficial information that could assist in identifying carriers for the purposes of commerce, complaints or emergency notification. A specific method of marking is not required as long as the marking complies with FMCSA’s regulations.