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.