Have you added your 2 cents?  The SMS preview of the new HM Basic and Cargo moving to the maintenance is currently available to carriers to see how they will look if the CSA changes as exhibited are implemented.  Have you looked at your preview?  Last week according to Dave Osiecki of the ATA only 5000 carriers have looked at their preview site.  There are 90K carriers with sufficient data to generate a CSA score (11% of the active carriers).  Only 5.5% of the CSA scored companies have checked their new status. Comments are due on or before May 29, 2012.  So while you are grilling your brats, watching the race, or relaxing by the pool Memorial Day weekend, think about your position on the CSA changes and get them in.  Maybe think about it between now and then while you also ponder a mother’s day gift.  Use this link to check your preview: http://bit.ly/SMSPre.

Review it and comment.  You have a chance to add your input.  The government is asking for YOUR thoughts.  How often does that happen?  Use the opportunity.  How do you comment?  No you don’t get to just dial up the FMCSA Administrator directly and chat.

Here’s the official process for submitting your comments from the notice:

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System Number FMCSA-2012-0074 by any of the following methods:

1.      Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

2.      Fax: 1- 202-493-2251.

3.      Mail: Docket Management Facility, (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room 12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

4.      Hand Delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.