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-2017-0108 Hours of Service of Drivers: Regulatory Guidance Concerning Personal Conveyance2/20/2018
FMCSA-2017-0360 Hours of Service of Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles; Proposed Regulatory Guidance Concerning the Transportation of Agricultural Commodities2/20/2018
FMCSA-2017-0342 Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Sikhs PAC and the North American Punjabiz Trucker Association2/26/2018
FMCSA-2016-0407 Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval of a New Information Collection Request: National Consumer Complaint Database3/2/2018
FMCSA-2018-0002 Hours of Service: Electronic Logging Devices; Application for Exemption; Old Dominion and Other Motor Carriers Experiencing Problems Integrating PeopleNet ELD System Updates Into Their Fleet Management Systems3/2/2018
FMCSA-2017-0321 Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection Request: Generic Clearance of Customer Satisfaction Surveys3/20/2018


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Docket No.TitleDeadline
NHTSA-2018-0009 Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems3/5/2018


Federal Highway Administration
Docket No.TitleDeadline
FHWA-2017-0049 Automated Driving Systems3/5/2018


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