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NTTC Provides Comment Letter to FMCSA on Rear Guard Labels

The National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) has sent a letter to the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) expressing concerns regarding rear guard labels as required in CFR 393.86(a)(6).

Due to time and harsh environments, labels on rear trailer guards can become damaged or unreadable. However, NTTC members have expressed concern regarding the inability to secure replacement labels from original manufacturers will lead to unpreventable and unjustified violations of this federal regulation. It is hoped that FMCSA can issue a proposed rulemaking to ensure regulation clarity for America’s tank truck owners and operators.

Further, NTTC asserted its belief that rear impact guards are critical for the safe operation of tank trucks, and wholeheartedly support their inclusion of items needed for routine inspection. 

Peer associations such as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and American Trucking Associations have similarly commented to FMCSA about CFR 393.86(a)(6) in alignment with NTTC’s position.

A copy of the letter can be accessed by clicking here.