Among other things, the proposed rulemaking would allow a permit holder who passes the skills test to operate on public roads without a qualified CDL driver in a passenger seat. The FMCSA is accepting comments until April.
Trip Sheet: Looking Ahead - Navigating Around Vehicle Automation
FMCSA proposes to amend certain Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to ensure the safe introduction of automated driving systems (ADS)-equipped commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) onto the nation’s roadways. The proposed changes to the CMV operations, inspection, repair, and maintenance regulations prioritize safety and security, promote innovation, foster a consistent regulatory approach to ADS-equipped CMVs, and recognize the difference between human operators and ADS.