Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration July 24, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Elimination of Route Designation Requirement for Motor Carriers Transporting Passengers Over Regular Routes
On March 17, 2009, FMCSA published a notice in the Federal Register (74 FR 11318) extending the effective date of its January 16, 2009 final rule entitled ``Elimination of Route Designation Requirement for Motor Carriers Transporting Passengers Over Regular Routes'' until June 15, 2009. This allowed for the solicitation of additional public comments on the final rule and gave the incoming Administration sufficient time to consider and respond to comments. After reviewing the one comment that was received, FMCSA decided to allow the January
Commercial Driver's License Standards; Isuzu Motors America, Inc.'s Exemption Application
FMCSA announces its decision to approve Isuzu North America Corporation's (Isuzu) application for an exemption for a period of 2 years. The exemption allows 20 Isuzu commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers, who are citizens and residents of Japan and hold a Japanese commercial driver's license (CDL), to test-drive Isuzu CMVs in the United States without a CDL issued by one of the States. Isuzu requested the exemption so that these driver-employees, as a team, can support the evaluation and testing of production and prototype Isuzu CMVs for sale in the United States. FMCSA believes the knowledge and skills training and testing that Japanese drivers must undergo to obtain a Japanese CDL ensures a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption.