The FMCSA last week published an exemption request from the Oregon Department of Transportation in its weekly Federal Register.
According to the exemption request, the Oregon DOT is seeking an exemption that would allow CLP drivers to be exempt from the 180-day rule.
Currently, a CLP is valid for no more than 180 days; however, the state of issuance may renew the CLP for an additional 180 days, if necessary.
ODOT would like for the CLP to ge good for one year.
ODOT states there would no impact on public safety, should the exemption be granted.
The FMCSA has requested public comment on the exemption. “In addition, because the issues concerning ODOT’s request could be applicable to each State, FMCSA requests public comments whether the exemption, if granted, should apply to all State Driver’s Licensing Agencies (SDLAs),” the FMCSA states.