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Exemptions

FMCSA Part 381 Exemptions in Effect

(Starting with renewal or new, beginning effectiveness in February 2016; in order of effective date)

Filing Organization

Category

Sub-Category

Applies To

Exemption

Date Appl. Published Fed Reg

Effective Date

Expiration Date

Docket Number FMCSA-

*Possession Required

Ace Pyro / Illuminations Fireworks

HOS

14 hr.

Drivers of Illumination Fireworks, LLC and ACE Pyro, LLC

No 14hr. rule during fireworks shows. Effective for the periods of June 28-July, 2016 through 2020.

7/5/16

6/28/16

7/8/20

2014-0111

Yes

American Pyrotechnics

HOS

14 hr.

See application appendix

14 hr. exception during July 4 fireworks. Click here for application appendix.

6/29/15

6/28/16

7/8/20
FAST Act

2007-28043

No

American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA)

HOS

30 min and 14 hour

Drivers transporting ready-mixed concrete

The first exemption from the HOS 30-minute break provision will allow drivers transporting ready-mixed concrete and related materials to use 30 minutes or more of on-duty “waiting time” to satisfy the requirement for the 30-minute rest break, provided they do not perform any other work during the break. The second exemption will allow drivers to use the short-haul RODS exception but with a 14-hour duty period instead of the usual 12 hours.

2/6/19

2/6/19

2/6/24

2018-0237

Yes

American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA)

HOS

14 hr.

All concrete pumping drivers

12 hr. rule extended to 14 hrs.

11/1/18

11/1/18

10/31/23

2018-0175

Yes

American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA)

HOS

30 min

All concrete pumping drivers

Exempt from the requirement for a 30-minute rest break in Section 395.3(a)(3)(ii), in that they may count “waiting” periods when they are performing no work activity as the required 30-minute break.

10/9/19

10/9/19

10/9/24

2016-0342

Yes

ArcelorMittal

HOS/VEH

HOS/VEH

ArcelorMittal’s CDL drivers and coil carriers that do not meet the “heavy hauler trailer” definition

Work up to 16 hours per day and return to work with a minimum of 8 consecutive hours off duty, when transporting steel coils between ArcelorMittal’s production and shipping locations on public roads.

Coil carriers to use coil carriers that do not meet the “heavy hauler trailer” definition, height of rear side marker lights restrictions, tire loading restrictions, and the coil securement requirements.

9/23/16

9/23/16

9/23/21

2016-0050

No

American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA)

HOS

30 min

Motor carriers transporting security-sensitive hazardous materials (HM) requiring a security plan

Exempt from the 30 minute break provision.

8/21/15

8/21/15

8/21/20 FAST Act

2015-0012

Yes

ATA – Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference

Cargo Securement

393.102, 393.106, 393.110, and 393.114

Motor carriers transporting boxes, bins, or tubs of agricultural commodities, or hay, straw, and cotton bales

Allows alternative means of securement

see https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FMCSA-2017-0319-0004 for securement methods]

4/23/19

4/23/19

4/23/24

2017-0319

No

ATA – Automobile Carriers Conference

Warning Flags

393.87

Motor carriers operating stinger steered automobile transporter equipment

No warning flags necessary

2/15/19

2/15/19

2/15/24

2018-0090

No

Castignoli Enterprises

Sleeper Berth

393.76

Castignoli Enterprises

Sleeper berth in Ford F350 that does not meet certain sleeper berth requirements

10/19/18

10/19/18

10/19/23

2018-0142

No

CR England

CDL

Other

CLP holders, as team driver

CLP holder w/o front seat CDL holder

6/12/17

6/13/17

6/12/22

2014-0406

No

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)

CDL

Foreign Driver

One driver

ZEILINGER: CDL exemption

6/6/17

6/6/17

6/6/22

2012-0032

Yes

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)

CDL

Foreign Driver

Onedriver

ZEUNER: CDL exemption

5/23/17

5/23/17

5/23/22

2012-0032

Yes

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)

CDL

Foreign Driver

Onedriver

BOEHM:CDL exemption

7/25/16

7/25/16

7/25/21

2012-0032

Yes

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)

CDL

Foreign Driver

One driver

BAUMANN:
CDLexemption

7/12/16

6/30/16

6/29/21

2012-0032

Yes

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)

CDL

Foreign Driver

One driver

HELBING: CDL exemption

8/17/17

7/22/17

7/22/22

2012-032

Yes

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)

CDL

Foreign Driver

One driver

ENNERST: CDL exemption renewal

8/17/17

7/22/17

7/22/22

2012-0032

Yes

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)

Visibility

393.60(e)

Daimler CMVs

Device mounted lower in windshield

1/31/18

2/1/18

1/31/23

2017-0176

No

Daimler Trucks North American (DTNA)

CDL

Foreign Driver

One driver

VEBER: CDL exemption

9/10/18

9/10/18

9/11/23

2012-0032

Yes

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

HOS

30 min

DOE special category shipments

"Attending" 30 min break on duty

6/22/15

6/30/15

6/30/20 FAST Act

2012-0370

No

Farruggio's Express

HOS

RODS

Farruggio’s Express drivers only

Short haul: Go past 12 hr. limit w/o RODS

8/10/16

8/10/16

8/10/21

2015-0460

Yes

Flatbed Carrier Safety Group (FCSG)

Cargo Securement

393.120

All motor carriers

Securement of metal coils loaded with eyes crosswise grouped in rows

4/21/17

4/21/17

4/13/22

2010-0177

No

Ford Motor Company

Exhaust Location

393.83

Motor carriers operating Ford’s Transit-based CMVs

Exhaust system location that does not meet current requirements

11/16/17

8/15/17

8/15/22

2015-0111

No

Groendyke Transport, Inc.

Lighting

393.25(e)

Groendyke trailers

Permits use of an amber brake-activated pulsating lamp in addition to the required steady-burning brake lamps.

4/26/19

4/26/19

4/26/24

2018-0023

No

Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc.

Visibility

393.60(e)

Hino CMVs

Device mounted lower in windshield

8/3/17

8/3/17

8/3/22

2015-0239

No

International Institute of Towing and Recovery (IITR)

Cargo Securement

393.112/393.128

All motor carriers

Use combination of fixed and adjustable tiedowns to secure light vehicles

5/15/17

5/15/17

5/15/22

2016-0111

No

Isuzu North America Corporation

CDL

383

Isuzu drivers

12 driver to hold U.S. commercial driver’s license

2/21/19

2/21/19

2/21/24

2006-25290

Yes

Kimble Recycling & Disposal Inc. (KRD)

HOS

Short haul 12 hr. limit

All KRD CMV drivers

12 hr. rule extended to 14 hrs.

11/21/19

11/21/19

11/21/24

2019-0106

Yes

McKee Foods

HOS

Sleeper

Team drivers using sleeper

Sleeper berth modified rule

3/27/15

3/27/15

3/27/20 FAST Act

2014-0071

No

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)

HOS

ELD

CMV drivers

When transporting to or from a theatrical or television motion picture production site.

1/19/18

1/19/18

1/19/23

2017-0298

Yes

National Asphalt Pavement Association, Inc. (NAPA)

HOS

30 Minute rest break/ short haul 12 hrs

Drivers on asphalt paving projects

No 30 minute rest break. Short haul up to 14 hrs.

1/26/18 

1/26/18 

1/25/23

2017-0197

Yes

National Mobile Shower
& Catering Association (NMSCA)

HOS

Other

All NMSCA  CMV drivers

Various HOS exemption to support forest fighters

10/1/19

10/1/19

10/1/24

2018-0331

Yes

National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC)

HOS

HOS 30 Minute rest break/ short-haul

Fuel delivery drivers

No 30 minute rest break if over 12 hrs. short haul

4/9/18

4/9/18

4/10/23

2017-0270

Yes

National Waste & Recycling Assoc. (NWRA)

HOS

ROD

All NWRA CMV drivers

Short haul: Go past 12 hr. limit w/o RODS

11/21/19

11/21/19

11/21/24

2019-0085

Yes

Navistar, Inc.

CDL

Foreign Driver

One driver

Douay: CDL exemption

4/15/19

4/15/19

4/15/24

2018-0347

Yes

Navistar, Inc.

CDL

Foreign Drivers

Five drivers

HELLSTROM, UDD, OUN, HOLMA, AND SVANSTROM: CDL exemption

12/27/19

12/27/19

12/27/24

2018-0347

Yes

Navistar, Inc.

CDL

Foreign Drivers

Two drivers

NICKLES and WALTERS: CDL exemptionedxw

11/21/19

11/21/19

11/21/24

2018-0347

Yes

New PRIME

CDL

Other

CLP holders, as team driver

CLP holder w/o front seat CDL holder

6/27/17 

6/27/17 

6/27/22

2016-0420

No

Oregon Trucking Associations (OTA)

HOS

30- Minute Rest Break

CMV drivers engaged in transporting timber from Oregon Forestlands

Exempt from the 30 minute rest break provision

03/18/15

3/18/20

03/18/20

2015-06184

No

Rail Delivery Services (RDS)

HOS

Short haul 12 hr. limit

All of RDS  drivers

Use timecards even when exceeding 12 hrs.

11/14/17

11/14/17

11/14/22

2017-0190

Yes

R&R Transp

HOS

30 min

Certain hi-risk cargos

"Attending" time 30 MRB for hi-risk cargo

Pending

10/2/15

10/2/20

FAST Act

 

 

RJR Transportation, Inc. (RJR)

HOS

Short haul

All RJR drivers

Permits RJR drivers that do not exceed the 150 air-mile radius to utilize time records instead of a record of duty status (RODS) for that day.

6/7/19

6/7/19

6/7/24

2015-0197

Yes

R.J. Corman Railroad Services, Cranemasters, Inc,. and The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association, Inc.

HOS

Other

All R.J. Corman Railroad Services and Cranemasters drivers and members of The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance drivers

Exempt from the prohibition against driving a property-carrying CMV after the 14th hour after coming on duty and driving after accumulating 60 hours of on-duty time in 7 consecutive days (60-hour rule), or 70 hours of on-duty time in 8 consecutive days (70-hour rule). The exemption will enable railroad employees subject to the HOS rules to respond to unplanned events that occur outside of or extend beyond the employee's normal work hours.q

3/4/20

3/4/20

3/4/25

2019-0056

No

Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA)

CDL

Other

Drive-away Recreational vehicle drivers

Recreational vehicle drive-away CDL exemption

4/12/17

4/6/17

4/6/22

2014-0352

No

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA)

HOS

30 min

Under OS/OW permit

All qualifying motor carriers and drivers operating mobile cranes with a rated lifting capacity of greater than 30 tons are exempt from the 30-minute break provision

11/27/18

11/27/18

11/1/2023

2016-0096

Yes

Surface Deployment and Distribution Command’s (SDDC)

HOS

30 min

SDDC special category shipments

"Attending" 30 min break on duty

10/20/17

10/20/17

10/21/23
FAST Act

2013-0275

Yes

SmartDrive Systems Inc.

Visibility

393.60(e)

Carriers using the SmartDrive ADAS camera system

Device mounted lower on windshield

4/15/19

04/15/19

04/15/24

2018-0321

Yes

STEMCO

Lighting

393.11

Carriers using STEMCO aerodynamic device

Allows rear ID & clearance lights to be mounted lower

2/14/18

2/14/18

2/1/23

2016-0167

No

Stoneridge Inc.

Mirrors

393.80

Carriers using Stoneridge MirrorEye Camera Monitor System

Allows use of camera system in lieu of rear vision mirrors

2/21/19

2/21/19

2/13/24

2018-0141

No

Teupen North America

CDL

Foreign Driver

 One driver

BORUTTA: CDL exemption

3/11/20

3/11/20

3/11/25

2019-0131

Yes

TowMate LLC

Lighting

393.23

Temporary Towing Operations

Allow rechargeable battery tail lighting systems

2/13/18

2/9/18

2/9/23

2015-0238

No

Trailways

HOS

short stops

All Regular-route motorcoach drivers

Not log short stops: all regular route passenger carriers

6/4/15

5/31/15

5/31/20 FAST Act

2012-0268

No

Transco Inc.

HOS

30-minute break

Transco drivers

Enables Transco drivers to comply with the 30-minute break requirement while performing on-duty-not- driving tasks.

8/28/19

8/28/19

8/28/24

2018-0302

Yes

Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA)

ELD

395.8

CMV leased for 8 days or fewer

No ELD/ AOBRD reqd lease in vehicle

10/11/17

10/11/17

10/11/22

2016-0428

Yes

United Parcel Service (UPS)

ELD

395.8

All drivers and carriers using ELDs

(1) Can enter data in portable ELD without vehicle power on (2) Not required to re-enter yard move each power cycle

10/20/17

10/20/17

10/20/22

2017-0054

No

U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc. (USCHI)

CDL

“K” restriction

U.S. Custom Harvester drivers

Authorizes custom harvester drivers to operate in interstate commerce even though under 21 years of age. A “K” restriction on these drivers' CDLs does not limit them from driving outside the license-issuing State when they are operating as custom harvesters in accordance with 49 CFR 391.2(a).

10/3/18

10/3/18

10/3/23

2017-0133

Yes

Waste Management Holdings (WMH)

HOS

14  hr. rule

WMH’s member drivers

12 hr. rule extended to 14 hrs.

10/25/18

10/22/18

10/22/23

2018-0181

Yes

WestRock

HOS

14 hr. rule

WestRock drivers

14 hr. rule extended to 16 hrs.

7/29/19

4/17/19 

4/16/24

2010-0027

No

 

*Drivers must have a copy of the corresponding federal register notice or equivalent signed FMCSA exemption in their possession while operating under the terms of said exemption. The exemption document must be presented to law enforcement officials upon request.


Contact Info:

FMCSA
Charles Horan
Director Office of Carrier, Driver, and Vehicle Safety Standards Charles.Horan@dot.gov

Last updated: Friday, March 20, 2020