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

Results 51 - 100 of 3,842
Agency Information Collection Activities; Emergency Approval of a Revision to a Currently-Approved Collection Request: Crime Prevention for Truckers
Document Number: 2021-27219
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that a revision to the Information Collection Request (ICR) discussed below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and emergency approval. FMCSA will no longer be offering a $25 incentive for those who complete the survey. FMCSA is also making non-substantive changes to the survey to make it easier to complete and to make the data collected more useful. The revised ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected paperwork burdens. FMCSA requests that OMB approve this collection by December 20, 2021.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-26798
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 102 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-26797
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 156 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-26795
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 109 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirements in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-26794
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 13 individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Commercial Driver's License Skills Testing: Application for Exemption; American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)
Document Number: 2021-26641
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) requests a multi-year exemption to allow the State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) in Maryland, New Hampshire, and Virginia to continue using the revised Commercial Driver's License (CDL) pre-trip vehicle inspection and revised control skills test procedures, after current field tests being conducted as part of a pilot program under a waiver granted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have been completed. AAMVA states that the requested exemption would enable these States to continue operating under the pilot model without the burden of reverting to the older CDL test model requiring cost and delays associated with the re- configuration of testing locations and retraining of CDL test examiners. FMCSA requests public comment on the applicant's request for exemption.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval of an Information Collection Request: Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Standards
Document Number: 2021-26410
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-06
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 review and approval. The FMCSA requests approval to revise and renew an ICR titled, ``Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Standards,'' due to an increase in the number of commercial driver's license records. This ICR is needed to ensure that drivers, motor carriers and the States are complying with notification and recordkeeping requirements for information related to testing, licensing, violations, convictions, and disqualifications and that the information is accurate, complete, transmitted, and recorded within certain time periods as required by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA), as amended.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-26147
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt eight individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-25726
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt six individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-25634
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 11 individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2021-25378
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 16 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Entry-Level Driver Training: Application for Exemption; Ohio Department of Education
Document Number: 2021-25118
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has requested an exemption from the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements that will be implemented in February 2022. The exemption request applies to drivers, trained through ODE's ``Pre-Service School Bus Driver Training'' curriculum, who are seeking to obtain their Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with school bus (S) and passenger (P) endorsements, and to current Class B CDL holders wishing to add the P and S endorsements. The ODE believes the Ohio theory (i.e., classroom) curriculum and behind-the-wheel (BTW) instruction meet or exceeds all the new ELDT requirements.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
Document Number: 2021-24625
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from five individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) by persons with a current clinical diagnosis of myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, coronary insufficiency, thrombosis, or any other cardiovascular disease of a variety known to be accompanied by syncope (transient loss of consciousness), dyspnea (shortness of breath), collapse, or congestive heart failure. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ICDs to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Rear Impact Guards and Rear Impact Protection
Document Number: 2021-23796
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to include rear impact guards on the list of items that must be examined as part of the required annual inspection for each commercial motor vehicle (CMV). In addition, FMCSA amends the labeling requirements for rear impact guards, and excludes road construction controlled (RCC) horizontal discharge trailers from the rear impact guard requirements, consistent with changes made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to the corresponding Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). This final rule responds to rulemaking petitions, as well as a recommendation from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption from ZF Group's Commercial Vehicle Control Systems Division
Document Number: 2021-24364
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces its decision to grant the application of ZF Group's Commercial Vehicle Control Systems Division (ZF CVCS) for a limited five-year exemption to allow its advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) camera to be mounted lower in the windshield on commercial motor vehicles (CMV) than is currently permitted. The Agency has determined that lower placement of the ZF CVCS ADAS camera would not have an adverse impact on safety and that adherence to the terms and conditions of the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety provided by the regulation.
Meetings: Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-24245
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces a meeting of MCSAC, which will take place via videoconference.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-23603
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 156 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirements in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-23602
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt six individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-23601
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to deny applications from 42 individuals who requested an exemption from the vision standard in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce.
Controlled Substances and Alcohol Testing: State Driver's Licensing Agency Non-Issuance/Downgrade of Commercial Driver's License; Correction
Document Number: 2021-23596
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In a final rule published in the Federal Register on October 7, 2021, FMCSA amended its regulations to establish requirements for State Driver's Licensing Agencies to access and use information obtained through the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, an FMCSA- administered database containing driver-specific controlled substance and alcohol records. The final rule included amendatory instructions that need to be corrected because of a subsequent, unrelated rulemaking action affecting the same section of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. This notice makes that correction.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Annual Report of Class I and Class II For-Hire Motor Carriers
Document Number: 2021-23378
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
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. FMCSA requests approval to renew the previously approved ICR now titled, ``Annual Report of Class I and Class II For-Hire Motor Carriers,'' OMB Control No. 2126- 0032. This ICR is necessary to comply with FMCSA's financial and operating statistics requirements at chapter III of title 49 CFR part 369 titled, ``Reports of Motor Carriers.''
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-23294
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 102 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-22712
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from eight individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-22711
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 102 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirements in one eye.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From EROAD, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-22617
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces its decision to grant the application of EROAD, Inc. (EROAD) for a limited five-year exemption to allow its Dashcam device to be mounted lower in the windshield on commercial motor vehicles (CMV) than is currently permitted. The Agency has determined that lower placement of the EROAD Dashcam device would not have an adverse impact on safety and that adherence to the terms and conditions of the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety provided by the regulation.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Forward Thinking Systems LLC
Document Number: 2021-22616
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces its decision to grant the application of Forward Thinking Systems LLC (FTS) for a limited five-year exemption to allow its FleetCam system, which is equipped with cameras, to be mounted lower in the windshield on commercial motor vehicles than is currently permitted. The Agency has determined that lower placement of the FleetCam device would not have an adverse impact on safety and that adherence to the terms and conditions of the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety provided by the regulation.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Loomis Armored US, LLC
Document Number: 2021-22615
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces its decision to grant the request submitted by Loomis Armored US, LLC (Loomis) for a limited 5-year exemption to allow Loomis to weld shut the cab doors and add two new doors behind the cab of its armored vehicles. The Agency has determined that granting the exemption is likely to provide a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption.
Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing: FirstGroup plc. Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2021-22614
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to deny the FirstGroup plc. (FirstGroup) exemption request. FirstGroup sought an exemption on behalf of three of its subsidiaries, First Student, Inc., First Transit, Inc., and First Mile Square, which employ commercial driver's license (CDL) holders subject to drug and alcohol testing regulations. FirstGroup requested an exemption from the requirement that an employer must conduct a full query of FMCSA's Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) before employing a CDL holder to perform safety- sensitive functions. Under the requested exemption, in lieu of a full query, FirstGroup proposed conducting a limited pre-employment query of the Clearinghouse. If the limited query indicated that information about the driver exists in the Clearinghouse, FirstGroup proposed conducting a full query of the Clearinghouse, with the driver-applicant providing electronic consent in the Clearinghouse, as required. In addition, FirstGroup would conduct a second limited query within 30 to 35 days of the initial limited query and would conduct quarterly limited queries on all its CDL drivers during the first year of the exemption and semi-annual queries each year thereafter. FMCSA analyzed the exemption application and public comments, and determined that the application lacked evidence to show that the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption. Therefore, FMCSA denies FirstGroup's request for an exemption.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2021-22316
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for four individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2021-22315
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 25 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2021-22314
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for eight individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration
Document Number: 2021-22287
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-14
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. FMCSA requests approval to renew an ICR titled, ``Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration.'' This ICR is necessary for ELD vendors to register their ELDs with the Agency.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Medical Qualification Requirements
Document Number: 2021-22285
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-14
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. FMCSA requests approval to renew an ICR, titled ``Medical Qualification Requirements,'' and provides updated information for several of the information collections discussed. This ICR is needed to ensure that drivers, motor carriers, Medical Examiners (ME), and the States are complying with the physical qualification requirements of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The information collected is used primarily to determine and certify driver medical fitness and must be collected in order for our highways to be safe. On May 6, 2021, FMCSA published a 60-day notice requesting comment on the renewal of this ICR. In response to this notice, two comments were received.
General Technical, Organizational, Conforming, and Correcting Amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
Document Number: 2021-21228
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends its regulations by making technical corrections throughout the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The Agency makes minor changes to correct inadvertent errors and omissions, remove or update obsolete references, and improve the clarity and consistency of certain regulatory provisions. The Agency also makes nondiscretionary, ministerial changes that merely align regulatory requirements with the underlying statutory authority. Finally, FMCSA adds two new provisions for transparency relating to agency management and to FMCSA's rules of organization, procedures, or practice, and makes corresponding changes to definitions, addresses, and employee titles throughout the FMCSRs.
Controlled Substances and Alcohol Testing: State Driver's Licensing Agency Non-Issuance/Downgrade of Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: 2021-21928
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA is amending its regulations to establish requirements for State Driver's Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) to access and use information obtained through the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (DACH or Clearinghouse), an FMCSA-administered database containing driver- specific controlled substance (drug) and alcohol records. SDLAs must not issue, renew, upgrade, or transfer a commercial driver's license (CDL), or commercial learner's permit (CLP), as applicable, for any individual prohibited under FMCSA's regulations from performing safety- sensitive functions, including driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), due to one or more drug and alcohol program violations. Further, SDLAs must remove the CLP or CDL privilege from the driver's license of an individual subject to the CMV driving prohibition, which would result in a downgrade of the license until the driver complies with return-to-duty (RTD) requirements. This rule also requires States receiving Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) grant funds to adopt a compatible CMV driving prohibition applicable to CLP and CDL holders who violate FMCSA's drug and alcohol program requirements and makes clarifying and conforming changes to current regulations. The final rule will help keep unsafe drivers off the road by increasing compliance with the CMV driving prohibition.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2021-21448
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces the charter renewal of the MCSAC, a Federal advisory committee that provides FMCSA with advice and recommendations on motor carrier safety programs and motor carrier safety regulations through a consensus process. This charter renewal is effective September 27, 2021, and will expire after 2 years unless it is renewed.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2021-21446
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for five individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2021-21445
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 12 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Hours of Service of Drivers; Parts and Accessories: Application for Exemptions Renewal for Cleveland-Cliffs Steel, LLC, Formerly Known as ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, LLC
Document Number: 2021-21233
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA renews the exemption granted Cleveland-Cliffs Steel, LLC (Cliffs), formerly ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, LLC, from certain hours-of-service (HOS) and cargo securement rules and requests public comment on the renewal. The renewal of the exemption allows Cliffs' employee-drivers with commercial driver's licenses (CDLs), who transport steel coils a fraction of a mile between their production and shipping locations on public roads, to continue to work up to 16 hours per day, and to operate with less than 10 consecutive hours off duty between work shifts. The renewal of the exemption also allows Cliffs to use metal coil carriers that do not meet the ``heavy hauler trailer'' definition, restrictions on the height of rear side marker lamps, tire loading restrictions, and the commodity-specific cargo securement requirements for metal coils. The Agency has concluded that granting the request for a renewal of the exemption will likely maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety achieved through compliance with the specific regulatory requirements. The Agency requests comments on the Cliff's request for a renewal of the exemption.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Financial Responsibility Motor Carriers, Freight Forwarders, and Brokers
Document Number: 2021-21195
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-30
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 purpose of this ICR titled, ``Financial Responsibility Motor Carriers, Freight Forwarders, and Brokers,'' is to provide registered motor carriers, property brokers, and freight forwarders a means of meeting financial responsibility filing requirements. This ICR sets forth the financial responsibility documentation requirements for motor carriers, freight forwarders, and brokers as a result of the Agency's jurisdictional statutes.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-21094
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 123 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Brokers of Property
Document Number: 2021-21058
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Keep Truckin, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-20469
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA requests public comment on an application for exemption from Keep Truckin, Inc. (KeepTruckin) to allow its AI Dashcam system, which is equipped with cameras, to be mounted lower in the windshield on commercial motor vehicles than is currently permitted.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2021-20454
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 13 individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Medical Review Board (MRB); Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-19803
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Medical Review Board Advisory Committee (MRB), which will take place via videoconference.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-19439
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt eight individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-19471
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from six individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Entry-Level Driver Training: Application for Exemption; Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-19440
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc., (Oak Harbor) has applied for an exemption from the qualification requirements pertaining to entry-level driver training (ELDT) theory instructors, as set forth in the definition of ``theory instructor''. Oak Harbor requests the exemption so that the company's safety supervisor, Mr. Jeff McLaughlin, will be able to conduct classroom (theory) training for entry-level drivers who intend to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMV) used in the transportation of hazardous materials (HM). The company states the exemption is warranted due to Mr. McLaughlin's experience and expertise related to the transportation of HM. Oak Harbor also states that the road portion of the training would be completed by behind-the-wheel (BTW) instructors that meet the ELDT requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection Request: Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Standards
Document Number: 2021-19080
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
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 for its review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to revise and renew an ICR titled, ``Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Standards,'' due to an increase in the number of commercial driver's license records. This ICR is needed to ensure that drivers, motor carriers and the States are complying with notification and recordkeeping requirements for information related to testing, licensing, violations, convictions, and disqualifications and that the information is accurate, complete, transmitted, and recorded within certain time periods as required by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA), as amended.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal Information Collection Request: National Consumer Complaint Database
Document Number: 2021-19079
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
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 Renewal Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. This renewal collection of information is for the National Consumer Complaint Database (NCCDB), which is an online interface allowing consumers, drivers and others to file complaints against unsafe and unscrupulous companies and/or their employees, including shippers, receivers and transportation intermediaries, depending on the type of complaint. These complaints cover a wide range of activities, including but not limited to driver harassment, coercion, movement of household goods, financial responsibility instruments for brokers and freight forwarders, Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Electronic Log Device (ELD), Medical Review Officer (MRO), and Substance Abuse Practitioner (SAP) complaints. FMCSA requests approval to renew the ICR titled ``National Consumer Complaint Database'' covered by OMB Control Number 2126-0067 in order to continue to collect consumer complaint information so FMCSA can use complaint data to take enforcement action, better inform FMCSA policies for safer motor carrier operations, and improve consumer protection.