Qualification of Drivers; Application for Exemption; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
Notice of application for exemption; request for comments.
FMCSA has received applications from three individuals with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) for an exemption from the cardiovascular disease standard in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The Agency's current advisory criteria for the applicable FMCSR recommends that CMV drivers with ICDs should not be qualified due to the likelihood of causing a loss of ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safely. If granted, an exemption would allow these individuals with ICDs to operate a CMV in interstate commerce.