According to an the FMCSA’s Federal Register Notice, the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) has filed for a exemption from the 14-hour rule.
“AMSA has applied for an exemption for its 3,700 member companies from FMCSA’s regulation prohibiting operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) from driving following the 14th hour after coming on duty,” the Federal Register states.
AMSA explains that the exemption would enable AMSA drivers to drive their CMVs away from residential areas, where they’ve been either loading or unloading household goods, to the nearest truck parking area.
The petition states that the drivers would not be permitted to drive more than 75 miles or 90 minutes after the 14th hour.
The FMCSA is seeking public input on the request for exemption. All comments must be received on or before October 9, 2014.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 2014–0342 using any of the following methods:
• Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
• Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001.
• Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
• Fax: 1–202–493–2251.
Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below.
Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to www.regulations.gov at any time or visit Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The on-line Federal document management system is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line.