NJ FMCSR Adoption

Updates to New Jersey Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (N.J.A.C. 13.60)

In order to maintain compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, the State of New Jersey has adopted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) under N.J.A.C. 13:60 for intrastate commercial motor vehicles 10,001 pounds and greater.

These updated regulations are now effect.

This adoption includes revisions to the definition of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operating on highways in the State of New Jersey. While the vast majority of CMVs operating in New Jersey will be unaffected by this change, a subset of vehicles that were previously not included in the definition of a CMV in New Jersey will now be considered such. As a result, these vehicles will now be subject to FMCSR as adopted in N.J.A.C. 13:60.

Definition of Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) (49 CFR § 390.5)

The following table outlines the changes in the new adoption for each vehicle type:

Type 1: Vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), or gross combination weight rating (GCWR), or gross vehicle weight (GVW), or gross combination weight (GCW) of 10,001 pounds or more, whichever is greater;

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Type 2: Vehicle designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation;

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Type 3: Vehicle designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation;

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Type 4: Vehicle used to transport material found by the Secretary of Transportation to be hazardous under 49 U.S.C. 5103 and transported in a quantity requiring placarding under regulations prescribed by the Secretary under 49 CFR, subtitle B, Chapter 1, subchapter C.

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