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FMCSA Part 381 Exemptions in Effect

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

Filing Organization

Category

Sub-Category

Applies To

Exemption

Date Appvl Published Fed Reg

Effective Date

Expiration Date

Docket Number FMCSA-

*Possession Required

ArcelorMittal

HOS/VEH

HOS/VEH

Their drivers on-site

Very short interstate trips

9/23/16

9/23/16

9/23/21

2016-0050

No

Ace Pyro / Illuminations Fireworks

HOS

14 hr

Drivers for 2 carriers, Jun 28-Jul 8 only

No 14 hr rule during fireworks shows

7/5/16

6/28/16

7/8/20

2014-0111

Yes

American  Pyrotechnics

HOS

14 hr

Certain fireworks transporters; limited periods

14 hr exception during July 4 fireworks. Click here for application appendix.

6/29/15

6/28/16

7/8/20
FAST Act

2007-28043

No

American Concrete Pumping Association

HOS

30 min and 14 hour

Drivers transporting ready-mixed concrete

The first exemption from the HOS 30-minute break provision will allow drivers transporting ready-mixed concrete and related materials to use 30 minutes or more of on-duty “waiting time” to satisfy the requirement for the 30-minute rest break, provided they do not perform any other work during the break. The second exemption will allow drivers to use the short-haul RODS exception but with a 14-hour duty period instead of the usual 12 hours.

2/6/2019

2/6/2019

2/6/2024

2018-0237

Yes

American Concrete Pumping Association

HOS

14 hr

All concrete pumping drivers

12 hr. rule extended to 14 hrs.

11/1/18

11/1/18

10/31/23

2018-0175

No

American Concrete Pumping Association

HOS

30 min

All concrete pumping drivers

are exempt from the requirement for a 30-minute rest break in Section 395.3(a)(3)(ii), in that they may count “waiting” periods when they are performing no work activity as the required 30-minute break.

3/17/2019

11/08/2019

3/24/2024

2016-0342

Yes

ATA

HOS

30 min

All placarded HM

"Attending" HM 30 min break on duty

8/21/15

8/21/15

8/21/20 FAST Act

2015-0012

Yes

ATA – Agricutural and Food Transporters Conference

Cargo Securement

393.102, 393.106, 393.110, and 393.114

Motor carriers transporting boxes, bins, or tubs of agricultural commodities, or hay, straw, and cotton bales

Allows alternative means of securement

see https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FMCSA-2017-0319-0004 for securement methods]

4/23/19

4/23/19

4/23/24

2017-0319

No

ATA – Automobile Carriers Conference

Warning Flags

393.87

Motor carriers operating stinger steered automobile transporter equipment

No warning flags necessary

2/15/19

2/15/19

2/15/24

2018-0090

No

Castignoli Enterprises

Sleeper Berth

393.76

Castignoli Enterprises

Sleeper berth in Ford F350 that does not meet certain sleeper berth requriements

10/19/18

10/19/18

10/19/23

2018-0142

No

CR England

CDL

Other

CLP holders, as team driver

CLP holder w/o front seat CDL holder

6/12/17

6/13/17

6/12/22

2014-0406

No

Daimler

CDL

Foreign Driver

1 driver

ZEILINGER: CDL Exemption

6/6/17

6/6/17

6/6/22

2012-0032

Yes

Daimler

CDL

Foreign Driver

1 driver

ZEUNER: CDL exemption

5/23/17

5/23/17

5/23/22

2012-0032

Yes

Daimler

CDL

Foreign Driver

1 driver

BOEHM
CDL exception

7/25/16

7/25/16

7/25/21

2012-0032

Yes

Daimler

CDL

Foreign Driver

1 driver

BAUMANN
CDL exception

7/12/16

6/30/16

6/29/21

2012-0032

Yes

Daimler

CDL

Foreign Driver

1 driver

HELBING CDL Exemption

8/17/17

7/22/17

7/22/22

2012-032

Yes

Daimler

CDL

Foreign Driver

1 driver

ENNERST CDL renewal

8/17/17

7/22/17

7/22/22

2012-0032

Yes

Daimler Trucks North America

Visibility

393.60(e)

Daimler CMVs

Device mounted lower in windshield

1/31/18

2/1/18

1/31/23

2017-0176

No

Daimler Trucks North American

CDL

383

Daimler CDL driver

Veber CDL requirement

9/10/18

9/10/18

9/11/23

2012-0032

Yes

DOE

HOS

30 min

DOE special category shipments

"Attending" 30 min break on duty

6/22/15

6/30/15

6/30/20 FAST Act

2012-0370

No

Farruggio's Express

HOS

RODS

Farruggio drivers ony

Short haul: Go past 12 hr limit w/o RODS

8/10/16

8/10/16

8/10/21

2015-0460

Yes

Flatbed Carrier Safety Group

Cargo Securement

393.120

All motor carriers

Securement of metal coils loaded with eyes crosswise grouped in rows

4/21/17

4/13/17

4/13/22

2010-0177

No

Ford Motor Company

Exhaust Location

393.83

Motor carriers operating Ford’s Transit-based CMVs

Exhaust system location that does not meet current requirements

11/16/17

8/15/17

8/15/22

2015-0111

No

Groendyke Transport, Inc.

Lighting

393.25(e)

Groendyke trailers

Permits use of an amber brake-activated pulsating lamp in addition to the required steady-burning brake lamps.

4/26/19

4/26/19

4/26/24

2018-0023

No

Hino Motors

Visibility

393.60(e)

Hino CMVs

Device mounted lower in windshield

8/3/17

8/3/17

8/3/22

2015-0239

No

International Institute of Towing and Recovery (IITR)

Cargo Securement

393.112/393.128

All motor carriers

Use combination of fixed and adjustable tiedowns to secure light vehicles

5/15/17

5/15/17

5/15/22

2016-0111

No

Isuzu

CDL

383

Isuzu drivers

12 driver to hold U.S. commercial driver’s license

10/19/18

11/19/18

2/21/19

2006-25290

Yes

McKee Foods

HOS

Sleeper

Team drivers using sleeper

Sleeper berth modified rule

3/27/15

3/27/15

3/27/20 FAST Act

2014-0071

No

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)

HOS

ELD

CMV drivers

When transporting to or from a theatrical or television motion picture production site.

1/19/18

1/19/208

1/19/2023

2017-0298

Yes

Navistar

CDL

Foreign

1 Driver

Douay-German Driver

4/15/2019

4/15/2019

4/15/2024

2018-0347

Yes

National Asphalt Paving NAPA

HOS

30 MRB/ short haul 12 hrs

Drivers on asphalt paving projects

No 30 MRB. Short haul up to 14 hrs

1/26/18 

1/26/18 

1/25/23

2017-0197

Yes

National Tank Truck Carriers NTTC

HOS

HOS 30 MRB/ short-haul

Fuel delivery drivers

No MRB if over 12 hrs short haul

4/9/18

4/9/18

4/10/23

2017-0270

Yes

New PRIME

CDL

Other

CLP holders, as team driver

CLP holder w/o front seat CDL holder

6/27/17 

6/27/17 

6/27/22

2016-0420

No

Rail Delivery Services

HOS

Short haul 12 hr limit

All of their drivers

Use timecards even when exceeding 12 hrs

11/14/17

11/14/17

11/14/22

2017-0190

Yes

R&R Transp

HOS

30 min

Certain hi-risk cargos

"Attending" time 30 MRB for hi-risk cargo

Pending

10/2/15

10/2/20 FAST Act

2015-0197

Yes

RJR

HOS

Short haul

All of their drivers

Permits RJR drivers that do not exceed the 150 air-mile radius to utilize time records instead of a record of duty status (RODS) for that day.

6/7/19

6/7/19

6/7/24

2018-0271

No

RVIA

CDL

Other

Driveaway RV drivers

Rec veh driveaway CDL exemption

4/12/17

4/6/17

4/6/22

2014-0352

No

SC&RA

HOS

30 min

Under OS/OW permit

No rest breaks if OS/OW under permit

11/27/2018

12/27/2018

11/1/2023

2016-0096

Yes

SDDC

HOS

30 min

SDDC special category shipments

"Attending" 30 min break on duty

10/20/17

10/20/17

10/21/23
FAST Act

2013-0275

Yes

SmartDrive Systems Inc.

Visibility

393.60(e)

Carriers using the SmartDrive ADAS camera system

Device mounted lower in windshield

4/15/19

04/15/19

04/15/24

2018-0321

No

STEMCO

Lighting

393.11

Carriers using STEMCO aerodynamic device

Allows rear ID & clearance lights to be mounted lower

2/14/18

2/14/18

2/1/23

2016-0167

No

Stoneridge Inc.

Mirrors

393.80

Carriers using Stoneridge MirrorEye Camera Monitor System

Allows use of camera system in lieu of rear vision mirrors

2/21/19

2/21/19

2/13/24

2018-0141

No

TowMate LLC

Lighting

393.23

Temporary Towing Operations

Allow rechargeable battery tail lighting systems

2/13/18

2/9/18

2/9/23

2015-0238

No

Trailways

HOS

short stops

Regular Route motorcoach drivers

Not log short stops: all reg rt carriers

6/4/15

5/31/15

5/31/20 FAST Act

2012-0268

No

Transco

HOS

30-minute break

Transco Drivers

Enables Transco drivers to comply with the 30-minute break requirement while performing on-duty-not- driving tasks.

8/28/2019

8/28/2019

8/19/2024

2018-0302

Yes

Truck Renting and Leasing Assoc.

ELD

395.8

CMV leased for 8 days or fewer

No ELD/ AOBRD reqd if lease in vehicle

10/11/17

10/11/17

10/11/22

2016-0428

Yes

United Parcel Service

ELD

395.8

All drivers and carriers using ELDs

(1) Can enter data in portable ELD without vehicle power on (2) Not rqd to re-enter yard move each power cycle

10/20/17

10/20/17

10/20/22

2017-0054

No

U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc

CDL

“K” restriction

Custom harvester drivers

Authorizes custom harvester drivers to operate in interstate commerce even though under 21 years of age. A “K” restriction on these drivers' CDLs does not limit them from driving outside the license-issuing State when they are operating as custom harvesters in accordance with 49 CFR 391.2(a).

10/3/18

10/3/18

10/3/23

2017-0133

Yes

WestRock

HOS

14 hr. rule

Specified local drivers

14 hr. rule extended to 16 hrs.

7/29/19

4/17/19 

4/16/24

2010-0027

No

Waste Management Holdings (WMH)

HOS

14  hr. rule

WMH’s Drivers

12 hr. rule extended to 14 hrs.

10/25/18

10/22/18

10/22/23

2018-0181

Yes

*Drivers must have a copy of the corresponding federal register notice or equivalent signed FMCSA exemption in their possession while operating under the terms of said exemption. The exemption document must be presented to law enforcement officials upon request.

Contact Info:

FMCSA
Charles Horan
Director Office of Carrier, Driver, and Vehicle Safety Standards Charles.Horan@dot.gov

Updated: October 15, 2019

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