FMCSA Considers Changing the Vision Exemptions

The FMCSA is considering revising or reconsidering the vision restrictions for CDL drivers. They have proposed two options for consideration: 1) require drivers to drive for at least one year operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle in interstate commerce, or 2) remove the driving experience requirement all together. The FMCSA  has had the exemptions in place since 1998 for drivers that don't meet the vision standards for the CDL. Along with loosening the vision exemption standards, the FMCSA has proposed to tighten a few of its other standards, including but not limited to barring drivers who have had convictions in the past three years for "major offenses," such as drunk driving or using a CMV to commit a felony. Read more by clicking here.

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