Laws, Mandates, Regulations & Rule Making

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Be Compliant. MetroConnect’s Mandate & Regulatory Resource Center helps you stay up to date on what newly imposed mandates and regulations may affect your business.

We offer this information in a clear and concise format that makes understanding them simple.



Map-21 (Moving  Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century)

Congress has directed the FMSCA to create rules for mandating electronic on-board data recorders (EOBR’s) for all drivers that are subject to 395.8 for recording of record of duty status (RODS) . This rule must be put into effect by October 1, 2015 and must include:

  • Accurate Recordings on Hours of Service
  • Location Recording
  • Tamper Resistance
  • Access for Law Enforcement 
  • Simple User Interface

As well as many other guidelines. Read More.


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The Food Safety Modernization Act


The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. It was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.


The proposed produce rule covers all fruits and vegetables except those rarely consumed raw, produced for personal consumption, or destined for commercial processing that will reduce microorganisms of public health concern. The proposed rule is based on science and risk-analysis, and therefore focuses on areas of risk, most noticeably:  

  • Agricultural water
  • Biological soil amendments
  • Health and hygiene
  • Domesticated and wild animals
  • Equipment, tools and buildings

The FSMA adds a new section 418 to the FD&C Act requiring registered facilities to perform a hazard analysis and implement a preventative controls plan. The new rule requires preventative control plans similar to HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) required of meat and poultry establishments. Read More.



CMV Ban on Hand Held Cell Phone Use

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA), together with the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) has announced a final rule banning the use of hand-held mobile telephones for commercial motor vehicle drivers (CMV’s). This rule follows a ban set forth in September 2010 banning all interstate HAZMAT driver’s from texting while driving. This rule affects drivers of large trucks and buses. Read More.

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