In early February 2019, FMCSA sent its ‘advance notice of proposed rulemaking’ document concerning the future of the DOT employment application to the White House’s Office of Management & Budget (OMB) for review. OMB review is one of the final steps before a federal agency publishes a significant rulemaking notice. This notice will not eliminate the DOT application. FMCSA will explain its current thinking on the topic, and pose a number of questions to the industry on whether the Agency should move forward with a deregulatory action to eliminate the “application for employment” rule at 49 CFR 391.21.