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.
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;
Type 2: Vehicle designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation;
Type 3: Vehicle designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation;
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.