Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations
The FMCSA solicits nominations for interested persons to serve on the MCSAC. The MCSAC is composed of FMCSA stakeholders from the safety enforcement, industry, labor, and safety sectors and is charged with providing advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on Federal motor carrier safety programs.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 24 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision standard. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers.
Hours of Service of Drivers
FMCSA announces that it will hold a public listening session to solicit comments and information on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on hours-of-service (HOS) requirements, which it published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2010. Specifically, the Agency wants to know what factors, issues, and data it should consider as it analyzes responses to its NPRM on HOS requirements for property-carrying commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The session, which will be held in Arlington, Virginia, will allow interested persons to present comments, views, and relevant new research that FMCSA should consider in its final rule. All comments will be transcribed and placed in the rulemaking docket for FMCSA's consideration. FMCSA also announces that it will hold an on-line comment and question session on the same day, a transcript of which will also be placed in the rulemaking docket.