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-2018-0279 Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection: Crash Risk by Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Schedules12/24/2018
FMCSA-2017-0196 Pilot Program To Allow 18- to 21-Year-Old Persons With Military Driving Experience To Operate CMVs in Interstate Commerce12/28/2018
FMCSA-0312 Hours of Service of Drivers: American Bakers Association and International Dairy Foods Association; Application for Exemption1/17/2019
FMCSA-0367 Hours of Service of Drivers: Association of American Railroads and American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association; Application for Exemption1/17/2019
FMCSA-0368 Hours of Service of Drivers: North Shore Environmental Construction, Inc.; Application for Exemption1/17/2019




Docket No.TitleDeadline
DOT-OST-2018-0149 Scope of the Study on the Impact of Automated Vehicle Technologies on Workforce12/31/2018
DOT-OST-2018-0150 Scope of the Study on the Impact of Automated Vehicle Technologies on Workforce12/31/2018
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