Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration January 6, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hours of Service of Drivers: Dillon Transportation LLC; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2017-00011
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from Dillon Transportation LLC (Dillon) for an exemption from certain provisions of the Agency's hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. Dillon proposes that its team drivers be granted an exemption from the HOS rules pertaining to use of a sleeper berth (SB). Dillon proposes that its team drivers be allowed to take the equivalent of 10 consecutive hours off duty by splitting SB time into two periods totaling 10 hours, provided neither of the two periods is less than 3 hours. FMCSA requests public comment on Dillon's application for exemption.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler)
Document Number: 2017-00010
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler) has requested an exemption for one commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver, Kai Zeuner, from the Federal requirement to hold a commercial driver's license (CDL) issued by one of the States. This project engineer holds a valid German commercial license and wants to test- drive Daimler vehicles on U.S. roads to better understand product requirements for these systems in ``real world'' environments, and verify results. Daimler believes the requirements for a German commercial license ensure that holders of the license will likely achieve a level of safety equal to or greater than that of drivers who hold a U.S. State-issued CDL.