Atlantic and Pacific Freightways has applied for an exemption from a DOT regulation requiring carriers to obtain updated motor vehicle records of drivers when they undergo new medical examinations. The request was made on behalf of all carriers required to obtain MVRs under this rule.
A&P, which is based in Vancouver, Wash., has a third-party agent designated to obtain revised MVRs of its drivers, and the company suggests that carriers be permitted to “have a copy of [the] current MVR from the third party provider and proof the medical certificate has been filed.”
FMCSA is seeking public comment on the exemption request, which can be made at www.regulations.gov by searching Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0394. The comment period will be open for 30 days after the document is published in the Federal Register.