Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration December 17, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2013-29978
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 26 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. 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: Application for Exemption; David Muresan
Document Number: 2013-29959
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that David Muresan has applied for an exemption from the Agency's hours of service (HOS) rules. Mr. Muresan is a long-haul truck driver who teams with a second driver in operating a sleeper berth-equipped vehicle. Mr. Muresan believes that the Agency's HOS rules do not properly consider the unique nature of team operations. Mr. Muresan proposes that he and his co-driver be permitted to operate under HOS rules that he has designed. He believes that his commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operations under the substitute HOS rules are likely to achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level of safety that would be obtained in the absence of the exemption.
Proposed Enhancements to the Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS) Public Web Site
Document Number: 2013-29958
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA extends the comment period for its November 5, 2013, notice requesting public comments on proposed enhancements to the display of information on the Agency's Safety Measurement System (SMS) public Web site. On December 6, 2013, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) formally requested that the Agency extend the comment period by 30 days. The Agency extends the deadline for comment from January 6 to January 21, 2014.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2013-29957
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 37 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: 2013-29953
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 16 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: 2013-29952
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its denial of 59 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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2013-29951
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 29 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: 2013-29950
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 15 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.
Rescission of Quarterly Financial Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2013-29936
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA eliminates the quarterly financial reporting requirements for certain for-hire motor carriers of property (Form QFR) and for-hire motor carriers of passengers (Form MP-1). This paperwork burden is removed without an adverse impact on safety or the Agency's ability to maintain effective commercial regulatory oversight over the for-hire trucking and passenger-carrying industries. The annual reporting requirements remain.