Recent DOT rules appear to be excluded from regulatory freeze

Feb 3, 2017 0 Comments in Uncategorized by


Reminder of the week:

Recent DOT rules appear to be excluded from regulatory freeze

With the change in Administration, some are left wondering what the status of recent transportation rulemakings will be under President Trump. Reince Priebus, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, sent a memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies on behalf of the President asking for a regulatory freeze pending review of certain rulemakings. This will give the President’s appointees and designees a chance to familiarize themselves with agency activities

What rules are affected? The new Administration is asking for the immediate withdrawal of any regulations that have not been published in the Federal Register. For those that have been published in the Federal Register and have not taken effect, the Administration is asking for a 60-day postponement from the date of the Memorandum. These rules are not to be confused with those that have been incorporated into the CFR with a future implementation/compliance date. Those final rules are not affected by this Memorandum. The Memorandum also stated that any regulation that is subject to a statutory or judicial deadline is excluded from this request.

Recent FMCSRs

Recent examples of rules with future implementation dates that are currently a part of the FMCSRs — and therefore not affected by the President’s request — include:

  • Electronic logging device (ELD) mandate
  • Unified Registration System (URS)
  • CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Thank You and Be Safe Out There! 

Klemens Kuqi 

Compliance Manager