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Women of Trucking Advisory Board (WOTAB); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2023-22477
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the WOTAB.
Commercial Driver's License (CDL): Application for Exemption Renewal; U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc.
Document Number: 2023-22442
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-11
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to provisionally renew a U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc. (USCHI) exemption from the ``K'' intrastate restriction on commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) for custom harvester drivers operating in interstate commerce for a two-year period, with additional terms and conditions. FMCSA's regulations currently provide an exception to the minimum age requirements for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) controlled and operated by a person engaged in interstate custom harvesting. However, under the Agency's CDL regulations, States may include an intrastate-only (or ``K'') restriction for these drivers. This provisional renewal of the exemption continues relief from the CDL provision for two years.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2023-22321
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 16 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2023-22122
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for seven individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2023-22148
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 11 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property
Document Number: 2023-21766
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-03
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to renew an ICR titled, ``Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property.'' The information collected will be used to help ensure that motor carriers of passengers and property maintain the statutorily mandated levels of financial responsibility to operate on public highways.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
Document Number: 2023-21198
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from two individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) by persons with a current clinical diagnosis of myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, coronary insufficiency, thrombosis, or any other cardiovascular disease of a variety known to be accompanied by syncope (transient loss of consciousness), dyspnea (shortness of breath), collapse, or congestive heart failure. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ICDs to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Truck Leasing Task Force (TLTF); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2023-21285
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the TLTF.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2023-20957
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from nine individuals for an exemption from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Narcolepsy
Document Number: 2023-20965
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of an application from one individual for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce by persons with either a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV. If granted, the exemption would enable this individual who has been diagnosed with narcolepsy and is receiving medical treatment to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Inspection, Repair and Maintenance
Document Number: 2023-20641
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. The information collection concerns records of inspection, repair, and maintenance of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). FMCSA requests approval to revise an ICR titled, ``Inspection, Repair and Maintenance.''
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2023-20153
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 21 individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti- seizure medication to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2023-20152
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In a notice of renewal of exemptions published in the Federal Register on September 6, 2023, FMCSA announced its decision to renew exemptions for eight individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. The notice inadvertently published an individual's legal name incorrectly. This notice corrects that error.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2023-20149
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for five individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Appeal Process for Requests for Data Review
Document Number: 2023-19904
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA proposes the development and implementation of a Federal appeals process for Requests for Data Review (RDRs) submitted to the Agency through its DataQs system. DataQs is the online system for motor carriers, commercial motor vehicle drivers and other interested parties to request and track a review of Federal and State crash and inspection data submitted to and stored by FMCSA that the requester believes is incomplete or incorrect. The proposed review process would provide users with an opportunity to have their requests reviewed by FMCSA after the request has been reviewed and denied after reconsideration by the State agency. FMCSA would include requirements for ensuring an independent review of all requests. The outcome of the FMCSA review would be deemed final. FMCSA requests public comments on the proposed process.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2023-19755
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to deny applications from 32 individuals who requested an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) prohibiting persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) from operating CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2023-19754
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 12 individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to drive in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2023-19753
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for seven individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Entry-Level Driver Training: Application for Exemption; Alaska's Ice Road Driving School
Document Number: 2023-19614
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to deny the application from Alaska's Ice Road Driving School requesting an exemption from certain portions of the behind-the-wheel (BTW) entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements for driver trainees. The applicant explained that because of the unique road system and challenging terrain in Alaska, it is difficult to adhere to the driver training regulations, and further explained that the road configurations lead to only a few major established safe road systems in Alaska. The applicant believes that the road skills test for a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) applicant can safely be administered by the State test examiner because set routes can be established and approved without the CDL applicant completing certain portions of the mandatory BTW training. FMCSA analyzed the application and determined that the exemption would not likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Recreation Vehicle Industry Association Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2023-19531
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-11
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its final decision to renew the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association's (RVIA) exemption from the Federal commercial driver's license (CDL) requirements for drivers who deliver certain newly manufactured motorhomes and recreational vehicles (RVs) to dealers or trade shows before retail sale (driveaway operations), subject to revised terms and conditions. FMCSA announced its decision to provisionally renew RVIA's exemption on May 19, 2022, pending a review of any comments received in response to that notice. Four comments were submitted to the docket and are discussed later in this notice. The Agency believes that drivers who qualify for the exemption will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the CDL requirements.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2023-18995
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for six individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2023-18993
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for eight individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Truck and Bus Maintenance Requirements and Their Impact on Safety
Document Number: 2023-18912
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In a notice published in the Federal Register on August 24, 2023, FMCSA announced its plan to submit the ``Truck and Bus Maintenance Requirements and Their Impact on Safety'' Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval and invited public comment. The notice incorrectly stated that comments must be received on or before September 1, 2023, which needs to be corrected to allow for a 60-day comment period. This notice makes that correction.
Safety Fitness Determinations
Document Number: 2023-18494
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-08-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA is interested in developing a new methodology to determine when a motor carrier is not fit to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in or affecting interstate commerce. FMCSA requests public comment on the need for a rulemaking to revise the regulations prescribing the safety fitness determination process; the available science or technical information to analyze regulatory alternatives for determining the safety fitness of motor carriers; feedback on the Agency's current safety fitness determination (SFD) regulations, including the process and impacts; the available data and costs for regulatory alternatives reasonably likely to be considered as part of this rulemaking; and responses to specific questions in this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM).
Commercial Driver's License: State of Hawaii; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2023-18361
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the state of Hawaii to exempt specified portions of the CDL skills test for drivers on the islands of Lanai and Molokai due to the lack of highway infrastructure to allow completion of the full skills test. Regulations require a CDL applicant to possess and demonstrate specific on-road safe driving skills, including the ability to choose a safe gap for changing lanes, passing other vehicles, and crossing or entering traffic and the ability to signal appropriately when changing direction in traffic. The state of Hawaii proposes to issue a restricted CDL to drivers who pass a limited CDL skills test in which the driver would not be required to demonstrate the ability to perform those on-road skills. FMCSA requests public comment on the applicant's request for exemption.
Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection: Impact of Driver Detention Time on Safety and Operations
Document Number: 2023-18239
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. This notice invites comments on a proposed information collection titled Impact of Driver Detention Time on Safety and Operations. This research study will collect data on commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver detention time representative of the major segments of the motor carrier industry, analyze that data to determine the frequency and severity of detention time, and assess the utility of existing intelligent transportation systems (ITS) solutions to measure detention time. Approximately 80 carriers and 2,500 CMV drivers will provide data in the study. The study will provide a better understanding of the impact of driver detention time on driver safety and CMV operations and inform strategies that may be used to mitigate driver detention time.
Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection Request: Non-Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus Assessment Form, MCSA-5872
Document Number: 2023-18238
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the information collection request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This information collection (IC) is voluntary and may be utilized by medical examiners (ME) responsible for issuing Medical Examiner's Certificates, Form MCSA-5876, to individuals diagnosed with non-insulin-treated diabetes mellitus who operate commercial motor vehicles (CMV) in interstate commerce. MEs choosing to use this IC will do so in an effort to communicate with treating healthcare providers who manage the diabetes care of individuals diagnosed with non-insulin- treated diabetes mellitus who operate CMVs. The information obtained by MEs will assist them in determining whether an individual diagnosed with non-insulin-treated diabetes mellitus meets FMCSA's physical qualification standards. One comment from the public was received in response to the 60-day Federal Register notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Request for Revocation of Authority Granted
Document Number: 2023-18237
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to renew an ICR titled, ``Request for Revocation of Authority Granted.'' There were 0 comments received.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Truck and Bus Maintenance Requirements and Their Impact on Safety
Document Number: 2023-18236
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to renew an ICR titled, ``Truck and Bus Maintenance Requirements and Their Impact on Safety'' will allow for a study that focuses on vehicle maintenance and aims to determine the impact of vehicle maintenance requirements on overall motor carrier safety. This information collection supports the DOT Strategic Goal of Safety.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2023-17942
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-21
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 10 individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2023-17941
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-21
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 11 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2023-17940
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-21
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 11 individuals for an exemption from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2023-17939
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-21
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 12 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
California and Washington Meal and Rest Break Rules; Notice of Waiver Provision
Document Number: 2023-17463
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA provides notice that the Agency will consider petitions for waiver of its December 21, 2018, and January 13, 2020, decisions preempting the State of California's Meal and Rest Break (MRB) rules for certain drivers of property- and passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and its November 17, 2020, decision preempting the State of Washington's MRB rules for certain drivers of property- carrying CMVs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Accident Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2023-16954
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to renew the ICR titled ``Accident Recordkeeping Requirements.'' This ICR relates to Agency requirements that motor carriers maintain a record of accidents involving their commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Motor carriers are not required to report this data to FMCSA, but must produce it upon inquiry by authorized Federal, State, or local officials.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption Renewal; CRST The Transportation Solution (Formerly Known as CRST Expedited, Inc.)
Document Number: 2023-16850
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-08-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to provisionally renew the exemption currently held by CRST The Transportation Solution (CRST) (formerly known as CRST Expedited, Inc.) from the requirement that a commercial driver's license (CDL) holder with the proper CDL class and endorsements be seated in the front seat of the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) at all times while the commercial learner's permit (CLP) holder is engaged in behind-the-wheel training on public roads or highways. Under the terms and conditions of the exemption, a CLP holder who has passed the skills test but not yet received the CDL document may drive a CRST CMV accompanied by a CDL holder who is not necessarily in the passenger seat, provided the CLP driver possesses documentation of passing from the State that administered the skills test. The exemption renewal is for five years.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2023-16592
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-03
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 21 individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to drive in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2023-16597
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-03
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for seven individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2023-16596
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-03
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for five individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements; Training Departments of Millis Transfer LLC (Millis Training Institute (MTI)); Heartland Express (Heartland Training Institute (HTI)); and Contract Freighter's Inc. (CFI); Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2023-16044
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received a joint application from the training departments of Millis Transfer LLC (Millis Training Institute (MTI)); Heartland Express (Heartland Training Institute (HTI)); and Contract Freighter's Inc. (CFI) requesting an exemption from the entry-level driver training regulations requiring that a behind-the-wheel (BTW) training instructor have at least two years' experience driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) or two years' experience as a BTW CMV instructor, as set forth in the definition of behind-the-wheel instructor. MTI conducts training for all three companies and describes its trainer evaluation process as ``second to none.'' FMCSA requests public comment on the applicants' request for exemption.
Women of Trucking Advisory Board (WOTAB); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2023-15845
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the WOTAB.
Incorporation by Reference; North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria; Hazardous Materials Safety Permits
Document Number: 2023-15412
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-07-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA proposes amendments to its Hazardous Materials Safety Permits (HMSPs) regulations to incorporate by reference the updated Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) handbook containing inspection procedures and Out-of-Service Criteria (OOSC) for inspections of shipments of transuranic waste and highway route- controlled quantities (HRCQs) of radioactive material (RAM). The OOSC provide enforcement personnel nationwide, including FMCSA's State partners, with uniform enforcement tolerances for inspections. Currently, the regulations reference the April 1, 2022, edition of the handbook. Through this notice, FMCSA proposes to incorporate by reference the April 1, 2023, edition.
Entry-Level Driver Training: Robert Towle; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2023-15280
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to deny the exemption application from Robert Towle, who sought an exemption on behalf of graduating students of the commercial driver's license (CDL) Prep Class of the New Hampshire Department of Corrections Special School District Granite State High School (GSHS) from two requirements in the entry-level driver training (ELDT) regulations. Mr. Towle requested an exemption from the requirement that a training provider use instructors who meet the definition of ``theory instructor.'' Mr. Towle also requested an exemption from the requirement that an individual who applies for the first time for a Class A or B CDL, or who upgrades to a Class A or B CDL, complete training from a provider listed on the Training Provider Registry (TPR). FMCSA analyzed the exemption application and public comments and determined that the application lacked evidence that the exemption would likely achieve an equivalent or greater level of safety than would be achieved absent such exemption.
Hours of Service of Drivers: John Olier; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2023-15170
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to deny the application from John Olier requesting an exemption from certain hours of service (HOS) regulations including the 11-, 14-, and 70-hour rules with all ``mandatory break'' periods which would include the 10-hour and 30- minute break requirements. The applicant requests a permanent exemption for himself and believes that his safe driving record and experience demonstrate an equivalent level of safety. FMCSA analyzed the application and public comments and determined that the exemption would not likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2023-14722
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for seven individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2023-14466
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 13 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2023-14465
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 11 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2023-14464
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 12 individuals for an exemption from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2023-14463
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt ten individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
Document Number: 2023-14462
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to deny the application from one individual treated with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) who requested an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) prohibiting operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce by persons with a current clinical diagnosis of myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, coronary insufficiency, thrombosis, or any other cardiovascular disease of a variety known to be accompanied by syncope (transient loss of consciousness), dyspnea (shortness of breath), collapse, or congestive heart failure.
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