Regulatory Guidance on the Designation of Steerable Rear Axle Operators (Tillermen) as Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles
Notice of Regulatory Guidance.
FMCSA issues regulatory guidance concerning the applicability of the term ``driver'' to ``tillerman,'' a person who controls the steerable rear axle on a commercial motor vehicle. The term ``driver'' is used in FMCSA's commercial driver's license requirements and in the Agency's general safety rules. This notice provides Federal and State enforcement personnel, and the motor carrier industry, with uniform guidance as to when certain Federal rules concerning driver licensing and qualifications are applicable to tillermen.