Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration March 21, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Physical Qualification of Drivers; Medical Examination and Certification; Exemption Application-National Cooperative Refinery Association and Jayhawk Pipeline, LLC
Document Number: 05-5491
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA received an application from the National Cooperative Refinery Association (``NCRA'') and its affiliate Jayhawk Pipeline, LLC, for an exemption from the driver's physical qualification rule which requires drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce to be medically examined and certified every 24 months. NCRA states an exemption is needed to extend the expiration of the qualification date up to eight days for 130 of its drivers who were qualified to operate a CMV on various dates in April of 2004. If granted, an exemption would allow NCRA to schedule its drivers' medical examinations in April of 2006, after the expiration of their physical qualification certification.