Provisional Operating Authority [Transportation] Law and Legal Definition

According to 49 CFR 385.101 [Title 49 – Transportation; Subtitle B -- Other Regulations Relating to Transportation; Chapter III -- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation; Subchapter B -- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; Part 385 -- Safety Fitness Procedures; Subpart B -- Safety Monitoring System for Mexico-Domiciled Carriers], provisional operating authority means “the registration under § 365.507 of this subchapter that the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) grants to a Mexico-domiciled motor carrier to provide interstate transportation within the United States beyond the municipalities along the United States-Mexico border and the commercial zones of such municipalities. It is provisional because it will be revoked if the registrant is not assigned a satisfactory safety rating following a compliance review conducted during the safety monitoring period established in this subpart.”