(a) The definitions in subpart A of this part and part 390 of this chapter apply to this subpart, except where otherwise specifically noted.
(b) As used in this subpart, the following terms have the meaning specified:
Appendix C regulation means any of the regulations listed in appendix C to part 385 of this chapter.
Appendix C violation means a violation of any of the regulations listed in appendix C to part 385 of this chapter.
Electronic on-board recording device (EOBR) means an electronic device that is capable of recording a driver's duty hours of service and duty status accurately and automatically and that meets the requirements of § 395.16 of this chapter.
Final determination for purposes of part 385, subpart J means:
(1) An adjudication under this subpart upholding a notice of remedial directive and proposed unfitness determination;
(2) The expiration of the period for filing a request for administrative review of remedial directive and proposed unfitness determination under this subpart; or
(3) The entry of a settlement agreement stipulating that the carrier is subject to mandatory EOBR installation, use, and maintenance requirements.
Motor carrier includes owner-operators leased to carriers subject to a remedial directive, regardless of whether the owner-operator has separate operating authority under part 365 of this chapter.
Proposed determination of unfitness or proposed unfitness determination means a determination by FMCSA that a motor carrier will not meet the safety fitness standard under § 385.5 on a specified future date unless the carrier takes the actions necessary to comply with the terms of a remedial directive issued under this subpart.
Remedial directive means a mandatory instruction from FMCSA to take one or more specified action(s) as a condition of demonstrating safety fitness under 49 U.S.C. 31144(b).
Threshold rate violation for the purposes of this subpart means a violation rate for any appendix C regulation equal to or greater than 10 percent of the number of records reviewed.
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