Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration June 12, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Commercial Driver's License Standards: C.R. England, Inc.; Granting of Renewal of Exemption
Document Number: 2017-12082
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew an exemption for C.R. England, Inc. (C.R. England) requirements that a commercial learner's permit (CLP) holder is always accompanied by a commercial driver's license (CDL) holder with the proper CDL class and endorsements, seated in the front seat of the vehicle while the CLP holder operates it on public roads or highways. The exemption renewal allows CLP holders who have passed the skills test but not yet received the CDL document to drive a C.R. England commercial motor vehicle (CMV) accompanied by a CDL holder who is not necessarily in the passenger seat, provided the driver has documentation of passing the skills test. C.R. England currently holds an exemption for the period June 11, 2015 through June 12, 2017. FMCSA requests public comment on the renewal of C.R. England's exemption.
Commercial Learner's Permit Validity
Document Number: 2017-12080
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA proposes to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to allow States to issue a commercial learner's permit (CLP) with an expiration date of up to one year from the date of initial issuance. CLPs issued for shorter periods may be renewed but the total period of time between the date of initial issuance and the expiration of the renewed CLP could not exceed one year. This proposed amendment would replace the current regulations, which require the States to issue CLPs initially for no more than 180 days, with the possibility of an additional 180-day renewal at the State's discretion.
Military Licensing and State Commercial Driver's License Reciprocity
Document Number: 2017-12079
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This proposed rule would allow State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) to waive the requirements for the commercial driver's license (CDL) knowledge tests for certain individuals who are, or were, regularly employed within the last year in a military position that requires/required, the operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).