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Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Groendyke Transport, Inc.

Notice of final disposition.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant Groendyke Transport, Inc.'s (Groendyke) application for a limited 5-year exemption to allow the use of an amber brake-activated pulsating lamp on its trailers in addition to the steady-burning brake lamps required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). The FMCSRs require all exterior lamps (both required lamps and any additional lamps) to be steady-burning, except turn signal lamps, hazard warning signal lamps, school bus warning lamps, amber warning lamps or flashing warning lamps on tow trucks and commercial motor vehicles (CMV) transporting oversized loads, and warning lamps on emergency and service vehicles authorized by State or local authorities. The Agency has determined that granting the exemption to allow the use of an amber brake-activated pulsating lamp in addition to the required steady-burning brake lamps on the rear of Groendyke's trailers would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level of safety provided by the regulation.

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