Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-17184
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 9 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the Federal vision standard.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-17183
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 16 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the Federal vision standard.
Pilot Program on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Long-Haul Trucking Provisions
Document Number: 2011-16886
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its intent to proceed with the initiation of a United States- Mexico cross-border long-haul trucking pilot program to test and demonstrate the ability of Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to operate safely in the United States beyond the municipalities in the United States on the United States-Mexico international border or the commercial zones of such municipalities (border commercial zones).
Commercial Driver's License Testing and Commercial Learner's Permit Standards; Corrections
Document Number: 2011-16683
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA published a final rule in the Federal Register on Monday, May 9, 2011, that will be effective on July 8, 2011. This final rule amends the commercial driver's license (CDL) knowledge and skills testing standards and establishes new minimum Federal standards for States to issue the commercial learner's permit (CLP). Since the final rule was published, FMCSA identified minor discrepancies regarding section references in the regulatory text of the final rule. This document corrects those section references.
Regulatory Guidance: Applicability of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to Operators of Certain Farm Vehicles and Off-Road Agricultural Equipment
Document Number: 2011-16548
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA extends the public comment period for its May 31, 2011, notice concerning regulatory guidance on the applicability of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to operators of certain farm vehicles and off-road agricultural equipment. The public comment period is extended from June 30, 2011, to August 1, 2011.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's 2011-2016 Strategic Plan: Raising the Safety Bar
Document Number: 2011-16274
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA requests public comment on its draft strategic plan, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2011-2016 Strategic Plan: Raising the Safety Bar. This is FMCSA's second strategic plan since the Agency was established as a standalone administration within the Department of Transportation (DOT) in 2000. In keeping with DOT's and FMCSA's top priority safety, the draft strategic plan is shaped by three core principles: (1) Raise the bar to enter the motor carrier industry; (2) Maintain high safety standards to remain in the industry; and (3) Remove high-risk carriers, drivers and service providers from operation. The Agency's new 5-year Strategic Plan provides continuing direction for FMCSA to further reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities related to commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), which include passenger carrier vehicles (e.g., buses). We welcome and invite comments and feedback on FMCSA's future direction. Comments will be considered and incorporated as appropriate. Comment Date: Comments are due July 29, 2011.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Series of Public Subcommittee Meetings
Document Number: 2011-16271
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the Agency's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will hold subcommittee meetings on Monday and Tuesday, July 11 and 12, 2011, and Monday and Tuesday, August 1 and 2, 2011. The meetings will be open to the public for their duration. The subcommittee will discuss how electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) manufacturers could comply with the Agency's communications standards for the transmittal of data files from EOBRs to enforcement officials and related technical issues. This meeting is not a forum for a discussion of broader non-technical EOBR issues. The subcommittee's objective is to prepare a letter report and recommendations on the same for consideration by the full MCSAC, which, in turn, will provide recommendations to the Agency.
Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; Granting of Exemption; American Pyrotechnics Association (APA)
Document Number: 2011-16195
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to grant the application for exemption from the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) on behalf of 9 member motor carriers seeking relief from FMCSA's hours-of-service (HOS) regulation that prohibits driving of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) after the 14th hour after the driver comes on duty [49 CFR 395.3(a)(2)].
Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; Renewal of American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Exemption From the 14-Hour Rule During Independence Day Celebrations
Document Number: 2011-16192
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces the renewal of the exemption of specified members of the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) from FMCSA's prohibition on driving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) after the 14th hour after the driver comes on duty. The exemption granted to 53 motor carriers and approximately 3,000 CMV drivers is applicable during the periods June 28-July 8, 2011, and June 28-July 8, 2012, inclusive. The requested renewal of a prior exemption for one motor carrier is not being granted. Drivers who operate applicable CMVs in conjunction with staging fireworks shows celebrating Independence Day will be allowed to exclude off-duty and sleeper-berth time of any length from the calculation of the 14 hours. These drivers will continue to be subject to the 14-hour cumulative on-duty limit, the 11-hour driving time limit, and the 60- and 70-hour weekly on-duty limits. The FMCSA believes that with the terms and conditions of this exemption in effect, designated APA-member motor carriers will maintain a level of safety that, at a minimum, is equivalent to the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the regulation.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-16191
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt twenty-one individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-16189
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 14 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-16154
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 19 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 too, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 2011-16147
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for Exemption From the Natural Gas Vehicles for America
Document Number: 2011-15931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requests public comment on an application for exemption submitted by National Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) regarding the provision in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) prohibiting the location of any part of a fuel system on a bus manufactured on or after January 1, 1973, ``within or above the passenger compartment.'' NGVAmerica states that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has adopted safety standards specific to natural gas vehicles that do not restrict the location of such fuel systems. NGVAmerica plans to file a petition in the near future to request a modification to the FMCSRs and requests the exemption to allow buses equipped with roof-mounted natural gas tanks operating in interstate commerceand therefore subject to the FMCSRsto operate without penalty while the differences between the NHTSA and FMCSA regulations are resolved.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-15928
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 17 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the Federal vision standard.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-15927
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt twenty-four individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-15926
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 24 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-15923
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 14 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments on a New Information Collection: Evaluating the Safety Benefits of an On-Board Monitoring System in Commercial Vehicle Operations: Independent Evaluation and Data Analysis
Document Number: 2011-15921
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-24
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. The purpose of this information collection is to assess Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers' expectations, attitudes and acceptance of an on-board monitoring system (OBMS), as a part of a Field Operational Test (FOT) study. On March 29, 2011 FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. One comment was received.
Medical Certification Requirements as Part of the Commercial Driver's License (CDL); Extension of Certificate Retention Requirements
Document Number: 2011-14653
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA proposes to keep in effect until January 30, 2014, the requirement that interstate drivers subject to the commercial driver's license (CDL) regulations and the Federal physical qualification requirements must retain a paper copy of the medical examiner's certificate. Interstate motor carriers would also be required to retain a copy of the medical certificate in the driver qualification files. This action is being taken to ensure the medical qualification of CDL holders until all States are able to post the medical self-certification and medical examiner's certificate data on the Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS) driver record. This proposed rule would not, however, extend the mandatory dates for States to comply with the requirement to collect and to post to the CDLIS driver record data from a CDL holder's medical self- certification and medical examiner's certificate.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-14463
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 6 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-14462
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 15 individuals for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-14461
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 27 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-14460
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 13 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the Federal vision standard.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-14459
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 23 individuals for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance; Driver-Vehicle Inspection Report for Intermodal Equipment
Document Number: 2011-13935
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA proposes to revise a requirement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations that applies to intermodal equipment providers and motor carriers operating intermodal equipment. The Agency proposes to delete the requirement for drivers operating intermodal equipment to submit and intermodal equipment providers to retain driver-vehicle inspection reports when the driver has neither found nor been made aware of any defects on the intermodal equipment used. This NPRM responds to a joint petition for rulemaking from the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association and the Institute of International Container Lessors.
Regulatory Guidance on the Designation of Steerable Rear Axle Operators (Tillermen) as Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles
Document Number: 2011-13902
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA issues regulatory guidance concerning the applicability of the term ``driver'' to ``tillerman,'' a person who controls the steerable rear axle on a commercial motor vehicle. The term ``driver'' is used in FMCSA's commercial driver's license requirements and in the Agency's general safety rules. This notice provides Federal and State enforcement personnel, and the motor carrier industry, with uniform guidance as to when certain Federal rules concerning driver licensing and qualifications are applicable to tillermen.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comment; Extension of an Information Collection: Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers Regulations
Document Number: 2011-13900
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-06
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 OMB approval to revise and extend an existing ICR entitled, ``Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers Regulations.'' The hours-of-service (HOS) rules require most commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to maintain on the CMV an accurate record of duty status (RODS) in either paper or electronic form. The Agency, effective June 4, 2010, authorized the use of electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) to create driver RODS. This ICR estimates, for the first time, the paperwork burden of motor carriers voluntarily using EOBRs. This ICR promotes safety in CMV operations by assisting motor carriers and enforcement officials in monitoring compliance with the HOS rules.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-13899
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that MCSAC will hold a committee meeting from Monday, June 20 through Wednesday, June 22, 2011. The meeting will be open to the public for its duration. The MCSAC will complete action on Task 11-01, regarding Patterns of Safety Violations by Motor Carrier Management and will begin work on Tasks 11-02, regarding Roadside violation severity weightings in the Carrier Safety Measurement System (CSMS) in FMCSA's Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, and 11-03, regarding Oversight of the Agency's Long-Haul Cross Border Trucking Pilot Program.
[Docket No. FMCSA-2005-23238; FMCSA-2006-25246; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2009-0086]
Document Number: 2011-13617
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 18 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-13616
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 18 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-13606
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt twenty-three individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-13604
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 19 individuals for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Regulatory Guidance: Applicability of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to Operators of Certain Farm Vehicles and Off-Road Agricultural Equipment
Document Number: 2011-13035
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA requests public comment on: (1) Previously published regulatory guidance on the distinction between interstate and intrastate commerce in deciding whether operations of commercial motor vehicles within the boundaries of a single State are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs); (2) the factors the States are using in deciding whether farm vehicle drivers transporting agricultural commodities, farm supplies and equipment as part of a crop share agreement are subject to the commercial driver's license regulations; and (3) proposed guidance to determine whether off-road farm equipment or implements of husbandry operated on public roads for limited distances are considered commercial motor vehicles. The guidance would be used to help ensure uniform application of the safety regulations by enforcement personnel, motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers.
Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; Application of American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) for Exemption From the 14-Hour Rule During Independence Day Celebrations
Document Number: 2011-12760
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) has applied for a limited exemption from FMCSA's regulation that drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) may not drive after the 14th hour after coming on duty. The exemption would apply solely to the operation of CMVs by 9 designated APA-member motor carriers in conjunction with staging fireworks shows celebrating Independence Day during the periods June 28July 8, 2011, and June 28July 8, 2012, inclusive. During these two periods, the approximately 375 CMVs and drivers employed by these 9 APA-member motor carriers would be allowed to exclude off-duty and sleeper-berth time of any length from the calculation of the 14 hours. These drivers would not be allowed to drive after accumulating a total of 14 hours of on- duty time, following 10 consecutive hours off duty, and would continue to be subject to the 11-hour driving time limit, and the 60- and 70- hour on-duty limits. The APA maintains that the terms and conditions of the limited exemption would ensure a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption.
Requirements for Intermodal Equipment Providers and for Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating Intermodal Equipment
Document Number: 2011-12366
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA extends until June 30, 2012, the compliance date of the requirement for drivers and motor carriers to prepare a driver- vehicle inspection report (DVIR) on an item of intermodal equipment (IME) when no damage, defects, or deficiencies are discovered by, or reported to, the driver (hereafter ``no-defect DVIR''). The previous compliance date was June 30, 2011, as a result of the Agency's August 20, 2010, amended final rule which extended the compliance date of the same provision of the December 17, 2008, final rule concerning maintenance responsibilities for IME. As a result of this action, drivers and carriers are not required to prepare no-defect DVIRs until June 30, 2012. This action is being taken to provide the Agency with sufficient time to address, through a notice-and-comment rulemaking proceeding, a petition to rescind the requirement for no-defect DVIRs. The Agency emphasizes that all requirements concerning drivers' preparation of DVIRs to report damage, defects, or deficiencies to intermodal equipment providers (IEPs) remain in effect, as well as the requirements for IEPs to take appropriate action in addressing the safety issues identified by such reports.
Medical Review Board Public Meeting; Correction and Republication
Document Number: 2011-12365
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA published a notice in the Federal Register (FR Doc. 2011-11576, 76 FR 27375, May 11, 2011) announcing that the Agency's Medical Review Board will hold a committee meeting on June 30, 2011. The meeting will provide the public an opportunity to observe and participate in MRB deliberations about its recommendations for changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations' medical standards, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The notice referenced an incorrect FMCSA docket number. For the convenience of the public, FMCSA republishes this notice referencing the correct docket number.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-12350
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 18 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-12349
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 16 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-12340
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 16 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the Federal vision standard.
National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
Document Number: 2011-11934
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces the availability for public review and comment draft guidance for the core curriculum specifications that could be used by training providers in implementing the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) proposed rule. The National Registry is required by section 4116 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). On December 1, 2008, the Agency published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement the National Registry and the proposal included minimum training requirements for medical examiners. The draft guidance announced by this notice would provide core curriculum specifications as additional information for training organizations that may need such assistance in developing training courses and materials consistent with the proposed minimum training requirements.
Hours of Service of Drivers
Document Number: 2011-11933
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects the docket number referenced in the Addresses and Instructions paragraphs to a proposed rule's notice of availability of supplemental documents published in the Federal Register of May 9, 2011, regarding Hours of Service of Drivers. This correction replaces an incorrect docket number with the correct docket number for the public to submit comments to the reopened docket about the four additional documents and FMCSA's possible consideration of the studies' findings in the development of the final rule.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-11792
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 16 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.
Medical Review Board Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-11576
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces that the Agency's Medical Review Board will hold a committee meeting on June 30, 2011. The meeting will provide the public an opportunity to observe and participate in MRB deliberations about its recommendations for changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (FMCSR) medical standards, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-11573
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt seventeen individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Hours of Service of Drivers
Document Number: 2011-11150
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA has placed four additional documents in the public docket of its recent notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) concerning hours of service (HOS) for commercial motor vehicle drivers. The Agency is reopening the comment period on the NPRM to allow for review and discussion of these documents and FMCSA's possible consideration of their findings in the development of the final rule. Comments will only be considered on the four documents listed below.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-11148
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt eighteen individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Commercial Driver's License Testing and Commercial Learner's Permit Standards
Document Number: 2011-10510
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends the commercial driver's license (CDL) knowledge and skills testing standards and establishes new minimum Federal standards for States to issue the commercial learner's permit (CLP). The rule requires that a CLP holder meet virtually the same requirements as those for a CDL holder, meaning that a driver holding a CLP will be subject to the same driver disqualification penalties that apply to a CDL holder. This final rule also implements section 4019 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), section 4122 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), and section 703 of the Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act). It will enhance safety by ensuring that only qualified drivers are allowed to operate commercial motor vehicles on our nation's highways.
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Standards; Volvo Trucks North America, Renewal of Exemption
Document Number: 2011-11026
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA renews an exemption from the requirement to hold a commercial driver's license (CDL) sought by Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) on behalf of five employees. Volvo requested renewal of the CDL exemption for five Swedish engineers employed by the company to enable these individuals to continue test-driving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in the United States. All hold valid Swedish CDLs. FMCSA believes that the training program and knowledge and skills testing that drivers must undergo to obtain a Swedish CDL ensure a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the U.S. requirement for a CDL.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-11019
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its denial of 106 applications from individuals who requested an exemption from the Federal vision standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions does not provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.