Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Wilcox Truck Line, Inc.
Notice of application for exemption; request for comments.
FMCSA announces that Wilcox Truck Line, Inc. (Wilcox) has requested an exemption from the requirement that a motor carrier install and require each of its drivers to use an electronic logging device (ELD) to record the driver's hours-of-service (HOS). Wilcox has requested a 5-year exemption from ELD use when transporting loads in support of an Idaho National Laboratory (INL) program. INL has submitted a letter confirming that security regulations require these loads must be free from being electronically tracked, which requires disabling of the ELD. Wilcox believes that granting this exemption will provide an equivalent level of safety because of the strict oversight of this transportation by INL and other agencies. FMCSA requests public comment on Wilcox's application for exemption.