April 17, 2015 10:30 AM, EDT

FMCSA, NHTSA Delay Safety Fitness, Speed Limiter Proposed Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is delaying publication of its proposed safety fitness-determination rule by another month, until Aug. 17, the agency said in its April significant rulemakings report.

The rule would replace the current SafeStat system using Compliance, Safety, Accountability data to rate carriers as satisfactory, conditional or unsatisfactory.

In addition, the new report said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now plans to publish its proposed heavy-duty truck speed limiters rule July 27, a one-month delay.

FMCSA still  is projecting it will publish its electronic logging devices final rule for carriers Sept. 30. The rule would not be effective until two years after it is finalized.

FMCSA also said it expects to issue its final drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule Dec.14, and a final rule prohibiting the coercion of drivers by carriers and brokers Sept. 10.