FMCSA Proposes to Revise Lease & Interchange Rule, ABA & Industry Act

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend its Lease & Interchange rule, but instead of jointly extending the compliance date for the current rule, it only proposes an extension. 

This means that if the new rule is not in place by Jan. 1, 2019, operators will need to comply with the current rule unless the Agency extends the compliance date. The proposed revisions to the current rule appear to be an attempt to address industry concerns, as the Agency proposes to narrow the applicability of the current lease requirements by excluding certain contracts and other agreements between passenger motor carriers with active passenger carrier operating authority registrations from FMCSA. 

This rule is a top issue of ABA! We need your help.

ABA has prepared some highlights for the new L & I proposal (click here)

Download ABA's petition template to file for an extension on the compliance date.

Click here to file a petition to request that FMCSA extend the compliance date beyond Jan. 1, 2019.

Click here to file your comments on the L & I (NPRM).

File your petition today!

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The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
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