Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 24 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 Standards: Application for Exemption; Miami Nice Tours
FMCSA announces that Miami Nice Tours (Miami) has applied for an exemption from the commercial driver's license (CDL) provisions of part 383 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) (49 CFR 350-399) for itself and 50 European drivers. Miami, a motor carrier, would employ the 50 European drivers to conduct approximately 87 motorcoach tours in the United States annually. Part 383 requires motorcoach drivers to hold a CDL issued by a U.S. State. While each driver is licensed to operate a motorcoach in his or her European country of residence, States do not issue CDLs to non-residents. Miami believes that these drivers are likely to achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety that would be obtained if they held U.S. CDLs.