A new rule proposed by the FMCSA would allow commercial carriers to use an electronic signature and to store their documents electronically. This new rule would apply to documents that trucking and bus companies are legally obligated to retain but not to forms and documents that have to be submitted directly to the FMCSA. This proposed rule responds in part to the President’s January 2011 Regulatory
Review and Reform initiative and would implement the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA) and the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN).
Read the complete rule proposal