August 23, 2019

On June 10, 2019 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Published a Request for Information Request for Information Concerning Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Detention Times During Loading and Unloading

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before September 9, 2019

INFORMATION REQUESTED:

  1.  Are data currently available that can accurately record loading, unloading, and delay times?
  2.  Is there technology available that could record and delineate prompt loading and unloading times versus the extended delays sometimes experienced by drivers?
  3.  How can delay times be captured and recorded in a systematic, comparable manner?
  4.  Could systematic collection and publication of loading, unloading, and delay times be useful in driver or carrier business decisions and help to reduce loading, unloading, and delay times?
  5.  What should FMCSA use as an estimate of reasonable loading/ unloading time? Please provide a basis for your response.
  6.  How do contract arrangements between carriers and shippers address acceptable wait times? Do these arrangements include penalties for delays attributable to a carrier or shipper?
  7.  What actions by FMCSA, within its current statutory authority, would help to reduce loading, unloading, and delay times?