Notice of application for exemption; request for comments.
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.