Government, Business

FMCSA Rule Eliminating Exemptions for Diabetic Drivers Takes Effect

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After years in limbo, a final rule became effective in November allowing medical examiners — in consultation with a truck driver’s treating clinician — to decide whether an insulin-treated diabetic driver is qualified to get behind the wheel.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 27, 2018
Government, Business

Feds Grant Two-Year Hours-of-Service Exemption for Some HazMat Drivers

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Federal regulators have granted a two-year exemption for some hazardous material drivers to the hours-of-service rule on 30-minute breaks.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 21, 2015
Government, Business

FMCSA Grants Meal-Break Exemption to Oversize, Overweight and Bee Haulers

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted bee haulers and specialized carriers and drivers carrying oversize and overweight vehicles two-year exemptions from the agency’s 30-minute rest-break mandate.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2015
Government, Business

C.R. England Granted Exemption From New Driver Rule

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Federal regulators have granted refrigerated carrier C.R. England Inc. a two-year exemption from a new requirement that truck drivers with learning permits who have passed their commercial driver license skills test be accompanied by an experienced “on-duty” driver-trainer for the drive home to pick up their CDL.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 10, 2015
Government, Business

HOS Exemption Granted to McKee Foods Transportation


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a sleeper berth hours-of-service exemption to McKee Foods Transportation.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2015
Government, Business

California Farm Bureau Files for Bee Hauler HOS Exemption

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The California Farm Bureau Federation has petitioned federal regulators for an exemption from 30-minute rest breaks for drivers transporting bees that are critically needed to pollinate crops.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2015
Government, Business

Regulators Grant Livestock Haulers HOS Exemption


Federal regulators have granted drivers transporting livestock a one-year exemption from an hours-of-service requirement that they take a 30-minute rest break before driving no more than eight hours.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2014

Obama Seeks Weight Exemption For Vermont, Maine Highways

President Obama has asked that a pilot program allowing trucks up to 100,000 pounds to run on interstate highways in Maine and Vermont become a permanent exemption to the federal 80,000-pound limit.

September 27, 2010