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Welcome to the Federal Vehicle Standards Website! The Federal Vehicle Standards classifies various types and sizes of commercially available vehicles, and establishes minimum technical, quality, and optional equipment specifications. The standards ensure vehicles purchased by GSA are safe, durable, and economical, and provide uniformity in the acquisition process. These standards are developed by GSA and are published annually to cover current model year vehicles. The Federal Vehicle Standards are posted for comments from interested parties for approximately 45 days during certain parts of the year as part of the annual development, coordination, and maintenance of the standards. NOTE! Please watch this page for notifications regarding comment period times and the applicable standards.
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2020 Draft Federal Vehicle Standards Comment Period Light Duty and Medium/Heavy Vehicles COMMENT PERIODS OPEN: 3/27/2019 - 5/08/2019 - Med/Heavy 4/03/2019 - 5/17/2019 - Light duty The Federal Vehicle Standards comment collection period for Medium and Heavy Trucks opens on March 27, 2019 and closes May 8, 2019. The Federal Vehicle Standards comment collection period for light duty vehicles opens on April 3, 2019 and closes May 17, 2019. NOTE! Comments submitted for vehicles other than the specified vehicles will not be considered. The comment collection periods supports the required coordination activities for vehicle standards and specifications development. Interested parties can view federal vehicle standard items and documentation and submit their comments online. The Federal Vehicle Standards website can be found at the following link (please update your bookmarks): The site will also continue to house previous model year data and documentation. To submit comments to the DRAFT 2020 Standards, go to: Once the standards website is open: Log in with existing account or create a new account with a valid email address before submitting comments. Existing accounts from the legacy website have been transferred to the new Federal Vehicle Standards site. Select the year 2020. Click on the tabs to select the Standard Item or Documentation you wish to comment on and add comments. If you have any questions, please contact John Hampson, Branch Chief, Vehicle Engineering Branch at


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