Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Castignoli Enterprises
Notice of final disposition.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant Castignoli Enterprises' (Castignoli) application for a limited 5-year exemption to allow a sleeper berth to be installed in the bed of a Ford F350 pickup truck that, when operated in combination with certain trailers, is a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). A sleeper berth installed in the bed of the pickup truck does not meet the access, location, exit, communication, or occupant restraint requirements for sleeper berths as prescribed in the FMCSRs. The Agency has determined that allowing the sleeper berth to be installed in the bed of the pickup would not have an adverse impact on safety and that adherence to the terms and conditions of the exemption will likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level of safety provided by the regulation.