Open ABA Conference Call on Updates on Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative Matters | American Bus Association

Open ABA Conference Call on Updates on Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative Matters

Call | Oct. 11 | 1 p.m. ET

As we enter the fourth quarter of 2023, there are a number of regulatory items that are open for comment as well as several important compliance deadlines approaching. Stay in the know and join ABA for an open conference call to discuss these and other items of interest that could impact your business as you start to get back on the road.

Join us on Wednesday, October 11 at 1 p.m. ET.

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Items we will discuss:

* FMCSA Safety Fitness Determination ANPRM

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Current Safety Fitness Procedures

Key Questions:

* Should FMCSA retain the current three-tiered rating system of Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory and Conditional?
* How will states be affected if the agency changes the safety fitness determination?
* The current safety fitness determination does not use all available safety data, such as all inspection-based data. Should the SMS methodology be used to issue determinations in a manner similar to what was proposed in the 2016 NPRM?
* Given the importance of driver behavior in preventing crashes, how would you recommend the agency incorporate driver behavior data into the safety fitness determination?
* Given that unsafe driving behaviors, such as speeding and texting while driving, are highly correlated with crash risk, should the safety fitness rating methodology give more weight to unsafe driving violations?

* DOL Overtime for White Collar Workers (Non-Drivers)

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Key Questions:

1. Are the proposal salary thresholds for overtime too high?  $35K to $55K; and for highly-compensated goes from $107K to $144K
2. Any Issues with the automatic salary threshold increase every 3 years?  Should it be longer period, should they have to do notice/comment?
3. Does the planned implementation timeline cause any problems:  employers would need to comply with entire rule within 60 days of final rule publication?  Should it be phased in, should there be a longer compliance period?

Give us your input! Take ABA's Survey on Overtime.

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Click here to write and file your own commentsComments are due Nov. 7.

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