IME Urges Prompt Review of Rulemaking to Incorporate Standards for MBTs in Federal Regulations


PHMSA has submitted HM-233D. its notice of proposed rulemaking covering safety standards for multi-purpose bulk trucks (MBT), to the Office of the Secretary (OST) for clearance prior to its transmittal to the Office of Management and Budget.  IME wrote a letter urging prompt consideration of this docket.  The rulemaking is based on industry best practices.  MBT have a decades-long, outstanding record of safety.  MBTs are regulated through special permit.  Congress never intended proven safety technologies be perpetually caught in the special permit cycle.