how to submit comments

As you are well aware, government agencies such as FMCSA, FHWA, and NHTSA each have their own safety mission statements and agendas, which has resulted in the trucking industry today facing ever increasing regulations and mandates.  Therefore, it is essential that the experiences, views, and voices of professional truck drivers and small business owners who truly represent the trucking industry are heard.  Thus, the OOIDA Foundation would like to provide a brief instruction on how to submit comments online to the variety of notices, NPRMs, information collection requests (ICRs), and final rules that are published on the Federal Register. 

You may submit comments identified online by following the instructions below:

  1. Click on the following link
  2. Enter the Docket Number into the “Keyword” box, and click search. (The yellow highlighted box below designates the “Keyword” box and an example of a Docket Number.)


  1. When the new screen appears, click on the “Comment Now!” button


  1. Type your comment into the text.  Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on behalf of a third party and then submit.


Below is a list of Docket Numbers that you may copy and paste into the "Keyword" box.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Docket No.TitleDeadline
FMCSA-2018-0181 Hours of Service of Drivers: Waste Management Holdings, Inc.; Application for Exemption8/16/2018
FMCSA-2017-0371 ELDT; CDL Upgrade from Class B to Class A8/28/2018
FMCSA-2017-0196 Pilot Program to Allow 18- to 21-Year-Old Persons with Military Driving Experience to Operate CMVs in Interstate Commerce9/4/2018
FMCSA-2018-0182 Hours of Service of Drivers: Allied Beverage Group L.L.C. (Allied); Application for Exemption9/5/2018
FMCSA-2015-0480 Commercial Driver’s License Standards: Application for Exemption; CRST Expedited (CRST)9/10/2018
FMCSA-2018-0246 Hours of Service of Drivers: HEPACO, LLC; Heritage Environmental Services, LLC; Lewis Environmental, Inc.; and Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC; Application for Exemption9/10/2018
FMCSA-2018-0189 Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection: Truck and Bus Maintenance Requirements and their Impact on Safety9/14/2018
FMCSA-2018-0159 Agency information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection Request: Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Standards10/9/2018




Docket No.TitleDeadline
DOT-OST-2018-0081 Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge Solver Solicitation7/31/2018
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