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FMCSA Part 381 Exemptions

(Starting with renewal or new, beginning effectiveness in February 2016; in order of effective date)

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Filing OrganizationCategorySub-CategoryApplies ToRequestDate Appvl Published Fed RegEffective DateExpiration DateDocket Number FMCSA-
DaimlerCDLForeign Driver1 driverOELTJENBRUNS: CDL exemption9/12/169/12/169/12/182012-0032
DaimlerCDLForeign Driver1 driverBERNHARD: CDL exemption renewal9/12/168/29/168/28/182012-0032
Farruggio’s ExpressHOSRODSFarruggio drivers onlyShort haul: Go past 12 hr limit w/o RODS8/10/168/10/168/10/212015-0460
DaimlerCDLForeign Driver1 driverBOEHM CDL exception7/25/167/25/167/25/212012-0032
DaimlerCDLForeign Driver1 driverBAUMANN CDL exception7/12/166/30/20166/29/20212012-0032
Missouri Dept RevenueCDLWaiver skills test- militaryOption for all SDLAs; Veterans w/I 1 year of dischargeExtend 90 day app period to 1 year6/29/167/8/20167/8/20182016-0118
Ace Pyro / Illuminations FireworksHOS14 hrDrivers for 2 carriers, Jun 28-Jul 8 onlyNo 14 hr rule during fireworks shows6/29/166/28/167/8/202014-0111
Oregon DOTCDLCLPAll SDLAsIssue CLP for 1 yr period instead of 6 mo4/5/164/5/164/5/182015-0397
TowMate LLCLighting393.23Temporary Towing OperationsAllow rechargeable battery tail lighting systems2/9/162/9/162/9/182015-0238
Amer PyrotechnicsHOS14 hrCertain fireworks transporters; limited periods14 hr exception during July 4 fireworks6/29/15 and 7/5/166/28/167/8/20 FAST Act2007-28043
DaimlerCDLForeign Driver1 driverKEHM CDL Exemption12/21/1512/21/1512/21/172012-032
Volvo Trucks of North AmericaWindshield Obstruction393.60(e)(1)Motor carriers operating Volvo CMVsPlacement of rain and ambient light detection sensors lower in the windshield than currently allowed12/21/1512/21/1512/20/172015-0239
DaimlerCDLForeign Driver1 driverSEITTER CDL exception12/7/1512/7/1512/7/172012-032
Bendix Commercial Vehicles Systems LLCWindshield Obstruction393.60(e)(1)All motor carriersPlacement of lane departure warning system sensors lower in the windshield than currently allowed12/7/1511/18/1511/17/172010-0166
SDDCHOS30 minSDDC special category shipments"Attending" 30 min break on dutyPending10/22/1510/22/20 FAST Act2013-0275
DaimlerCDLForeign Driver1 driverURBAN CDL Exemption10/5/1510/5/1510/5/172012-0032
R&R TranspHOS30 minCertain hi-risk cargos"Attending" time 30 MRB for hi-risk cargo10/2/1510/2/1510/2/20 FAST Act2015-0197
ATAHOS30 minAll placarded HM"Attending" HM 30 min break on duty8/21/158/21/158/21/20 FAST Act2015-0012
Ford Motor CompanyExhaust Location393.83Motor carriers operating Ford’s Transit-based CMVsExhaust system location that does not meet current requirements8/12/158/12/158/14/172015-0111
DaimlerCDLForeign Driver1 driverENNERST CDL renewal7/30/157/22/157/22/172012-0032
DOEHOS30 minDOE special category shipments"Attending" 30 min break on duty6/22/156/30/156/30/20 FAST Act2012-0370
HELP, Inc.Windshield Obstruction393.60(e)(1)All motor carriersPlacement of transponders lower in the windshield than currently allowed6/22/156/22/156/22/172013-0313
Calif Farm Bur beesHOS30 minAll bee transportersNo rest breaks6/19/156/19/15Permanent: FAST Act2014-0445
SCRAHOS30 minUnder OS/OW permitNo rest breaks if OS/OW under permit6/18/156/18/156/18/20 FAST Act2015-0420
ATA livestockHOS30 minAll  livestock transportersNo rest breaks6/12/156/12/15Permanent: FAST Act2013-0283
CR EnglandCDLOtherCLP holders, as team driverCLP holder w/o front seat CDL holder6/11/156/11/156/12/172014-0406
Flatbed Carrier Safety GroupCargo Securement393.12All motor carriersSecurement of metal coils loaded with eyes crosswise grouped in rows6/4/156/4/154/13/172010-0177
TrailwaysHOSshort stopsRegular Route motorcoach driversNot log short stops: all reg rt carriers6/4/155/31/155/31/20 FAST Act2012-0268
Virginia Tech Transportation InstituteWindshield Obstruction393.60(e)(1)Up to 150 CMVs operated by motor carriers under NHTSA research projectPlacement of data acquisition systems lower in the windshield than currently allowed5/20/155/20/155/20/172015-0024
RVIACDLOtherDriveaway RV driversRec veh driveaway CDL exemption4/6/154/6/154/6/172014-0352
NRMCAHOS30 minReady-mix driversConcrete driver 30-min exemption4/2/154/2/15Permanent: FAST Act2014-0317
Greyhound Lines, Inc.Windshield Obstruction393.60(e)(1)All Greyhound busesPlacement of video event recorders in CMVs lower in the windshield than currently allowed.4/2/154/2/153/20/172008-0224
DaimlerCDLForeign Driver1 driverZEILINGER: CDL Exemption3/27/153/27/153/27/172012-0032
McKee FoodsHOSsleeperTeam drivers using sleeperSleeper berth modified rule3/27/153/27/153/27/20 FAST Act2014-0071
OTAHOS14 hrOR timber drivers, limited situationsOregon Trk Assoc for timber industry3/18/153/18/153/18/20 FAST Act2013-0451
Mobileye, Inc.Windshield Obstruction393.60(e)(1)All motor carriersPlacement of collision avoidance systems lower in the windshield than currently allowed3/18/153/18/153/20/172014-0037
Lytx, Inc.Windshield Obstruction393.60(e)(1)All motor carriersPlacement of video event recorders in CMVs lower in the windshield than currently allowed.3/18/153/18/154/16/172008-0312
Volvo Prevost, LLCWindshield Obstruction393.60(e)(1)Motor carriers operating Volvo/Prevost motorcoachesPlacement of lane departure warning system sensors lower in the windshield than currently allowed3/13/153/13/153/13/172013-0386
Dealers Choice Truckaway Systems, Inc.Cargo Securement393.71(k)(4)All motor carriersUse of  ultra-high-molecular weight polyethylene support blocks in lieu of hardwood blocks2/11/152/11/152/13/172014-0335
Innovative Electronics, Inc.Trailer Brakes393.48/49All motor carriersOperation of trailers equipped with trailer-mounted electric brake controllers2/11/152/11/152/13/172011-0022
Van Hool N.V. and Coach USASleeper393.76(c)(1)Coach USA/Megabus double deck motorcoachesUse of sleeper berth with an exit that does not meet the minimum required dimensions10/10/1410/10/1410/10/162013-0314

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Charles Horan
Director Office of Carrier, Driver, and Vehicle Safety Standards

Updated: Monday, September 19, 2016

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