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Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

Larry W. Minor
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
March 14, 2014


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 50 (Friday, March 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14571-14579]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05622]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0003]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 75 individuals 
for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in 
one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these 
individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate 
commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. 
If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as 
drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 14, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0003 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://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: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the 
docket numbers for this notice. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below 
for further information.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or 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., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The FDMS 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.
    Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if 
submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
You may review DOT's Privacy Act Statement for the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) published in the Federal Register on January 
17, 2008 (73 FR 3316).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical 
Programs Division, (202) 366-4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64-224, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
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the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for a 2-year period if it 
finds ``such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is 
equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved absent 
such exemption.'' FMCSA can renew exemptions at the end of each 2-year 
period. The 75 individuals listed in this notice have each requested 
such an exemption from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), 
which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce. Accordingly, 
the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to 
determine whether granting an exemption will achieve the required level 
of safety mandated by statute.

Qualifications of Applicants

Luis A. Agudo

    Mr. Agudo, age 34, has a retinal scar in his right eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 2012. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
80, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his 
optometrist stated, ``In my opinion, Luis has no trouble seeing with 
[sic] left eye, and is safe driving a commercial vehicle, but I do 
recommend follow up with retina specialist or myself if changes noted, 
[sic] to ensure/verify stability of right eye.'' Mr. Agudo reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 150,000 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 
600,000 miles. He holds a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) 
from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Ilidio G. Almeida

    Mr. Almeida, 52, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is counting fingers, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``Vision should be adequate to drive small trucks if by law one 
eyed [sic] patient is allowed commercially.'' Mr. Almeida reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 16.5 years, accumulating 5.8 million 
miles. He holds an operator's license from New Jersey. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Roger E. Anderson

    Mr. Anderson, 47, has had amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``Mr. Anderson was diagnosed with amblyopia of the right eye before the 
age of 10 . . . In my opinion he has the ability to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Anderson reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 5 years, accumulating 5,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 18 years, accumulating 2.16 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Pablo Ayala

    Mr. Ayala, 46, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
80. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``Mr. 
Ayala has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Ayala reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 8 years, accumulating 48,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 8 years, accumulating 64,000 miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Hurley H. Bacon

    Mr. Bacon, 75, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 1959. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
20, and in his left eye, light perception. Following an examination in 
2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ``In my medical opinion Mr. Hurley 
Bacon has sufficient vision to perform his driving task required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bacon reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 54 years, accumulating 540,000 miles. He holds an 
operator's license from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Dmitry D. Bayda

    Mr. Bayda, 41, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2013, his 
optometrist noted, ``I certify that in my medical opinion, he has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bayda reported that he has driven tractor-
trailer combinations for 7 years, accumulating 525,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Washington. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Marvin J. Bensend Jr.

    Mr. Bensend, 56, has had a cataract in his left eye since 1975. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/400. 
Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
opinion, Mr. Bensend has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bensend reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 40 years, accumulating 800,000 miles. 
He holds an operator's license from Mississippi. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Ronald L. Bird

    Mr. Bird, 59, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 1993. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination 
in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``I certify that in my medical opinion 
that Ron L. Bird has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bird reported that he 
has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 
375,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Utah. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

John R. Bohman

    Mr. Bohman, 36, has a retinal detachment in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 1997. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination 
in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ``It is my opinion that John Bohman 
has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bohman reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 2 years, accumulating 83,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 13 years, accumulating 1.08 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Dale A. Braton

    Mr. Braton, 56, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye since 
2005. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 
20/70. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``Dale 
Braton has sufficient vision to perform [sic] driving tasks of a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Braton reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 40 years, accumulating 320,000 miles. He holds an operator's

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license from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Michael R. Burnau

    Mr. Burnau, 25, has had a macular hole in his left eye since 2005. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
200. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``Because 
Mr. Burnau has good peripheral vision in both eyes and good central 
visual acuity in his right eye, it is my opinion that he has sufficient 
visual function to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Burnau reported 
that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 6 years, 
accumulating 150,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Missouri. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Balwinder S. Chatha

    Mr. Chatha, 51, has had macular edema and diabetic retinopathy in 
his left eye since 2012. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, 
and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2013, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``Since Balwinder has nearly normal central 
vision (20/25 to 20/30+) in his right eye and good peripheral vision in 
both eyes, it is my medical opinion that he has sufficient vision to 
safely drive a commercial vehicle at this time.'' Mr. Chatha reported 
that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 26 years, 
accumulating 2.08 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he failed to stop 
at a stop sign.

Eddie D. Coggins

    Mr. Coggins, 65, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/200. 
Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``Vision is 
sufficient to perform driving tasks required to operate [sic] 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Coggins reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 19 years, accumulating 3.61 million miles, and buses for 9 
years, accumulating 18,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North 
Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Cody W. Christian

    Mr. Christian, 27, has corneal scarring in his right eye due to a 
traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye 
is light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``Cody seems to be able to 
function to full capacity as far as being able to see well enough to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Christian reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 18 months, accumulating 1,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 18 months, accumulating 5,000. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Oklahoma. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Ronald G. Cote

    Mr. Cote, 62, has had macular degeneration in his right eye since 
2005. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80, and in his left eye, 
20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``Ronald Cote's vision if [sic] sufficient to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Cote reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 400,000 miles, 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 31 years, accumulating 1.86 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Utah. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Michael T. Deaton

    Mr. Deaton, 45, has aphakia in his right eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 1988. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light 
perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 
2013, his optometrist noted, ``I am convinced that Mr. Deaton is 
perfectly capable of performing the tasks related to operating a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Deaton reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 21 years, accumulating 840,000 miles. He holds an operator's 
license from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Gilbert Deprey

    Mr. Deprey, 67, has had a prosthetic right eye since childhood. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``In my opinion, Mr. Deprey certainly satisfies and has sufficient 
vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial motor 
vehicle.'' Mr. Deprey reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
15 years, accumulating 750,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 18 years, accumulating 990,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Maine. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Billy D. Devine

    Mr. Devine, 53, has had a prosthetic left eye since childhood. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light 
perception. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``In my opinion he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Devine reported that he 
has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 1.25 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Washington. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

James G. Donze

    Mr. Donze, 55, has had strabismic amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my opinion, Mr. Donze has sufficient vision to drive and 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Donze reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 15,000 miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Kerry M. Dotson

    Ms. Dotson, 46, has had caloboma in her right eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in her right eye is no light perception, and in her left 
eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2013, her optometrist noted, 
``In my opinion, Ms. Dotson has sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Ms. Dotson reported that she has driven straight 
trucks for 13 years, accumulating 273,000 miles. She holds a Class B 
CDL from Washington. Her driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jeffrey D. Duncan

    Mr. Duncan, 55, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye since 
2011. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 
20/80. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``I 
certify that, in my medical opinion, this patient has sufficient vision 
to operate a commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. Duncan reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 337,500 miles. He 
holds an operator's license from Indiana. His

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driving record for the last 3 years show one crash, for which he was 
not cited but to which he did contribute by following too closely, and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Charles R. Early

    Mr. Early, 66, has a corneal scar in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 1968. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
20, and in his left eye, light perception. Following an examination in 
2013, his optometrist noted, ``Certify that person is able to operate 
commercial vehicle--This patient meets the state requirement for a 
restricted license (A,B) in Indiana. He does not pass the traditional 
vision requirement for his CDL, but it is my understanding that he may 
be a candidate to get an exemption considering his monocular status.'' 
Mr. Early reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, 
accumulating 180,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 45 
years, accumulating 5.4 million miles. He holds an operator's license 
from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Scott E. Elliot

    Mr. Elliot, 47, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 1994. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light 
perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 
2014, his optometrist noted, ``I believe Scott has sufficient vision to 
perform safe driving tasks while operating commercial vehicles.'' Mr. 
Elliot reported that he has driven straight trucks for 29 years, 
accumulating 870,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 29 
years accumulating 2.9 million miles. He holds a Class AMC CDL from New 
Hampshire. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Frank J. Faria

    Mr. Faria, 54, has had optic atrophy in his left eye since 2004. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30, and in his left eye, 20/
400. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``It is 
my opinion that despite the decreased vision in his left eye and visual 
field defects [sic] Mr. Fairer can distinguish colors of traffic 
controls and signals in green, red and amber. Additionally his ability 
to adapt and utilize both eyes aids him in performing the tasks need 
[sic] of a commercial truck driver.'' Mr. Faria reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 300,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 180,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from California. His driving record for the last 
3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Raleigh K. Franklin

    Mr. Franklin, 59, has had amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/70. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist noted, 
``I certify that, in my medical opinion, this patient has sufficient 
vision to operate a commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. Franklin reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 38 years, accumulating 1.43 
million miles, and tractor-trailer combination for 34 years, 
accumulating 595,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Utah. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction 
for a moving violation in a CMV; he exceeded the speed limit by 10 mph.

Dennis A. Feather

    Mr. Feather, 45, has had optic atrophy in his left eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
200. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, 
``Central and peripheral vision OD and peripheral vision OS meet the 
standards to drive a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Feather reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 105,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 1.8 million 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Michael Gargano

    Mr. Gargano, 62, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Michael Gargano has more than 
sufficient vision to perform his duties as a commercial vehicle 
operator.'' Mr. Gargano reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
11 years, accumulating 2.75 million miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 12 years, accumulating 6 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Nicholas C. Georgen

    Mr. Georgen, 31, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``I would consider the patient's vision sufficient to perform 
the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Georgen reported that he has driven straight trucks for 13 years, 
accumulating 97,500 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 6 
years, accumulating 30,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Dean D. Hawks

    Mr. Hawks, 56, has had refractive amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/50, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted 
that Mr. Hawks amblyopia was not progressive and, in his medical 
opinion, that Mr. Hawks is safe to operate a commercial motor vehicle. 
Mr. Hawks reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 
8 years, accumulating 720,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Peter E. Jacobs

    Mr. Jacobs, 43, has a retinal detachment in his right eye due to a 
traumatic incident during 2001. The visual acuity in his right eye is 
light perception and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination 
in 2014, his ophthalmologist noted, ``I certify that, in my medical 
opinion, this patient has sufficient vision to operate a commercial 
motor vehicle.'' Mr. Jacobs reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 2 years, accumulating 110,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 16 years, accumulating 1.2 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Mark J. Jochim

    Mr. Jochim, 51, has had ischemic optic neuropathy in his right eye 
since 2008. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my medical opinion as an optometrist, Mr. Jochim has 
sufficient vision to perform tasks required to operate commercial

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vehicles.'' Mr. Jochim reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
25 years, accumulating 437,500 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 25 years, accumulating 437,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Washington. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Robert E. Johnston, Jr.

    Mr. Johnston, 52, has had congenital esotropia in his right eye 
since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in 
his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``It is my opinion that Robert E. Johnston has 
the sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Johnston reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 27 years, accumulating 596,700 miles. He holds a 
Class B CDL from Washington. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Alfred R. Kallaus III

    Mr. Kallaus, 61, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left eye, 20/
150. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``This 
letter is to verify that in my medical opinion, Alfred Kallaus has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Kallaus reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 33 years, accumulating 132,000 miles. He holds an operator's 
license from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Gregory J. Kuhn

    Mr. Kuhn, 52, has had a macular hole in his left eye since 1988. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
400. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
medical opinion, Greg Kuhn has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Kuhn reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 24 years, accumulating 420,000 
miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Nebraska. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

David W. Leach

    Mr. Leach, 52, has had a retinal scar in his left eye since 1984. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
800. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted that, in 
his medical opinion, Mr. Leach does have sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial motor vehicle. Mr. Leach reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 600,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 450,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jason S. Logue

    Mr. Logue, 38, has had a prosthetic left eye since childhood. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light 
perception. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``It is my professional medical opinion that the above has sufficient 
vision to safely perform the driving task required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Logue reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 14 years, accumulating 224,000 miles. He holds an operator's 
license from Georgia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jesse Long, Jr.

    Mr. Long, 60, has optic nerve damage in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye 
is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/50. Following an examination in 2013, 
his optometrist noted, ``Mr. Long has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Long 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 12 years, 
accumulating 1.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Georgia. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

John L. Lucas

    Mr. Lucas, 48, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 2005. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light 
perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 
2013, his ophthalmologist noted that, in his medical opinion, Mr. Lucas 
does have sufficient vision to operate a commercial motor vehicle. Mr. 
Lucas reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, 
accumulating 150,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 20 
years, accumulating 2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North 
Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

David F. Martin

    Mr. Martin, 48, has had a corneal scar in his right eye since 1975. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted that, in 
his medical opinion, Mr. Martin does have sufficient vision to operate 
a commercial motor vehicle. Mr. Martin reported that he has driven 
tractor-trailer combinations for 26 years, accumulating 676,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from New Jersey. His driving record for the last 
3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Martin L. Mayes

    Mr. Mayes, 54, has a retinal scar in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye 
is 20/15, and in his left eye, counting fingers. Following an 
examination in 2014, his optometrist noted that, in his medical 
opinion, Mr. Mayes does have sufficient vision to operate a commercial 
motor vehicle. Mr. Mayes reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 27 years, accumulating 2.43 million miles. He holds a 
Class AM CDL from Georgia. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Donald L. McCraw, Jr.

    Mr. McCraw, 48, has had congenital neuropathy in his right eye 
since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my professional opinion, Mr. McCraw's visual deficiency in 
the right eye has been stable, and has sufficient peripheral vision to 
operate a commercial vehicle provided he drives with both eyes open at 
all time [sic].'' Mr. McCraw reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 11 years, accumulating 82,500 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL 
from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Daniel A. McNabb

    Mr. McNabb, 32, has had refractive amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``I certify that in my medical opinion, Danny [sic] has sufficient 
VISION [sic] to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. McNabb

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reported that he has driven straight trucks for 18 years, accumulating 
810,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from Kansas. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Phillip L. Mello

    Mr. Mello, 61, has had a prosthetic right eye since 2010. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left 
eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist noted, 
``in my opinion this patient has sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Mello reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 43 years, accumulating 860,000 miles, tractor-trailer 
combinations for 43 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles, and buses 
for 23 years, accumulating 115,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Roberto C. Mendez

    Mr. Mendez, 27, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his left eye, 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
medical opinion, Roberto appears to have sufficient vision to perform 
the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Mendez reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5.5 years, 
accumulating 126,500 miles. He holds an operator's license from Texas. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Clinton F. Merithew

    Mr. Merithew, 56, has had Coat's disease in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``I certify that, in my medical opinion, this patient has 
sufficient vision to operate a commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. Merithew 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 
875,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 
450,000 miles, and buses for 7 years, accumulating 35,000 miles. He 
holds an operator's license from Nebraska. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Ronald S. Milkowski

    Mr. Milkowski, 61, has had a prosthetic left eye since 1976. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light 
perception. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``In my opinion, Mr. Milkowski had [sic] a completely normal 
right eye with a full field of vision, and he should have no difficulty 
operating a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Milkowski reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 33 years, accumulating 198,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 33 years, accumulating 132,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from New Jersey. His driving record for the last 
3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Robert L. Murray

    Mr. Murray, 38, has had a retinal detachment in his right eye since 
2001. The visual acuity in his right eye is light perception, and in 
his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my opinion and in light of the fact that the defect is long 
standing [sic], the ocular ability of the opposite eye is very good, 
and his driving record, Mr. Robert Murray has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial motor 
vehicle in interstate commerce.'' Mr. Murray reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 420,000 miles. He 
holds a Class AM CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Jeffrey L. Oswald

    Mr. Oswald, 53, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye since 
1980. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 
no light perception. Following an examination in 2013, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``I feel Mr. Jeffrey Oswald has adequate vision 
in his only seeing eye to operate his axle dump truck.'' Mr. Oswald 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 38 years, accumulating 
3.99 million miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Pennsylvania. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction 
for a moving violation in a CMV; he was cited for unsafe operation.

Barry L. Pylant

    Mr. Pylant, 50, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
200. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
opinion he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Pylant reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 250,000 miles. He holds a 
Class BMV CDL from Alabama. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Steve W. Quenzer

    Mr. Quenzer, 56, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/50, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
opinion Steve has sufficient vision for a CDL as also attested by 
myself 11 years ago.'' Mr. Quenzer reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 15 years, accumulating 75,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 15 years, accumulating 75,000 miles. He holds a Class 
A3 CDL from South Dakota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Bradley W. Reed

    Mr. Reed, 27, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a 
traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye 
is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2014, his optometrist noted, ``In my opinion Bradley 
Reed has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Reed 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, 
accumulating 250,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from 
Alabama. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jamey D. Reed

    Mr. Reed, 42, has had a chorioretinal scar in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted 
that, in his medical opinion, Mr. Reed does have sufficient vision to 
operate a commercial motor vehicle. Mr. Reed reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 600,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 240,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Erik M. Rice

    Mr. Rice, 49, has had a retinal detachment in his right eye since

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childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``Status Post Retinal Detachment OD--stable since childhood . . 
. Able to operate commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Rice reported that he has 
driven tractor-trailer combinations for 1 year, accumulating 60,000 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Thomas A. Rients

    Mr. Rients, 64, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye due 
to a traumatic incident in 1980. The visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/15, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an 
examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist noted, ``I certify that, in my 
medical opinion, this patient has sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. Rients reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 420,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 420,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Harry L. Ross

    Mr. Ross, 61, has had a retinal detachment in his right eye since 
1983. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``Mr. Ross has a history of a 1983 retinal detachment in the right eye 
. . . I believe he may operate a large truck/bus for his job.'' Mr. 
Ross reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, 
accumulating 750,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Kansas. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Ricky D. Rostad

    Mr. Rostad, 48, has had refractive amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``In my opinion, Mr. Rostad has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. 
Rostad reported that he has driven buses for 3 years, accumulating 
39,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from Minnesota. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Chad M. St. Mary

    Mr. St. Mary, 30, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 1989. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in 
his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2013, 
his optometrist noted, ``Based on Chad's vision examination results, I 
believe he has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks for a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. St. Mary reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 12 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds an operator's 
license from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Tatum R. Schmidt

    Mr. Schmidt, 23, has a retinal detachment, aphakia, and a macular 
scar due to a traumatic incident in 2004. The visual acuity in his 
right eye is 20/100, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ``In my medical 
opinion, Tatum has sufficient vision to perform the driving test 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Schmidt reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 14,940 miles, 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 4 years, accumulating 65,000 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Harry J. Scholl

    Mr. Scholl, 36, has had myopia and amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/100. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``It is my opinion that Mr. Scholl has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Scholl reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, 
accumulating 30,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from 
Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jacob A. Shaffer

    Mr. Shaffer, 52, has complete loss of vision due to a traumatic 
incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, 
and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 
2013, his optometrist noted that, in her medical opinion, Mr. Shaffer 
does have sufficient vision to operate a commercial motor vehicle. Mr. 
Shaffer reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, 
accumulating 1.25 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 
10 years, accumulating 10,000 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from 
Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Carl D. Short

    Mr. Short, 55, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left eye, 20/
200. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ``In 
my medical opinion, I feel you have sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Short 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 
150,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 23 years, 
accumulating 1.15 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Missouri. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Michael W. Slief

    Mr. Slief, 32, has had refractive amblyopia in his right eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``In my medical opinion, Michael has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Slief 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 8 years, accumulating 
80,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 8 years, 
accumulating 12,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Thomas G. Smedema

    Mr. Smedema, 62, has had strabismus in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``However, I believe in observation of his ambulation and motor skills 
he has sufficient vision capacity to perform the driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle, and, if his driving record reflects an 
uneventful and safe history, which I leave to your determination, he is 
a candidate for this exemption.'' Mr. Smedema reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 40 years, accumulating 240,000 miles. He 
holds a Class BCDM CDL from Wisconsin. His driving record for the

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last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

James S. Smith

    Mr. Smith, 24, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist noted, ``Based on 
the results of the visual tests performed, if Mr. Smith is wearing his 
prescription glasses, I do not see any reason why he could not perform 
the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Smith 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, 
accumulating 300,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Arkansas. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Steven S. Smith, Jr.

    Mr. Smith, 37, has had refractive amblyopia in his right eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``Mr. Smith has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Smith reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 15,000 miles. He holds 
an operator's license from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Thomas W. Smith

    Mr. Smith, 49, has had glaucoma in his left eye since 2002. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, hand 
motion. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, 
``I certify that, in my medical opinion, this patient has sufficient 
vision to operate a commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. Smith reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 25,000 miles. 
He holds a Class B CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Richard H. Solum

    Mr. Solum, 72, has had exfoliative glaucoma in his left eye since 
2008. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left eye, 
light perception. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``It is my opinion that Mr. Solum has sufficient vision to 
perform driving [sic] the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Solum reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 5 years, accumulating 2,500 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 25 years, accumulating 625,000 miles. He holds a Class 
A CDL from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Scott R. Sorensen

    Mr. Sorensen, 49, has had amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, counting fingers. Following an examination in 2014, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``I certify that, in my medical opinion, this 
patient has sufficient vision to operate a commercial motor vehicle.'' 
Mr. Sorensen reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, 
accumulating 900,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 4 
years, accumulating 160,000 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from 
California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Robert W. Stewart

    Mr. Stewart, 52, has a central vision decrease due to a traumatic 
incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 
counting fingers, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination 
in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Stewart 
has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Stewart reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 9 years, accumulating 4,500 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 4,500 miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Samuel M. Stoltzfus

    Mr. Stoltzfus, 51, has had amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/100. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``Mr. Stoltzfus has longstanding deeply embedded amblyopia in his left 
eye . . . He does need the double mirror to continue with his CDL but 
is otherwise safe to operate a motor carrier.'' Mr. Stoltzfus reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 27 years, accumulating 135,000 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 12 years, accumulating 
2,400 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Elston L. Taylor

    Mr. Taylor, 58, has had a retinal artery occlusion in his right eye 
since 2009. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``It is my medical opinion that Mr. Taylor has sufficient vision 
and fields to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Taylor reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 50,000 miles, 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 15.5 years, accumulating 1.5 
million miles. He holds a temporary Class A CDL permit from Virginia. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Sherman L. Taylor

    Mr. Taylor, 47, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
200. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``I 
certify that Sherman Lee Taylor has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Taylor 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 8 years, 
accumulating 1.28 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Florida. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Robert E. Troutman

    Mr. Troutman, 32, has scar tissue in his right eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 2010. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
20, and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2014, his 
optometrist noted, ``Mr. Troutman, despite acuity deficient in his 
right eye, has sufficient peripheral field vision to safety perform the 
driving tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Troutman reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 14 years, accumulating 168,000 
miles. He holds an operator's license from North Carolina. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Dale E. Williams

    Mr. Williams, 62, has glaucoma in his right eye due to a traumatic 
incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is no 
light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination 
in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``I feel that the results combined

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with Mr. Williams past driving record should in no way impair his 
ability to drive a commercial vehicle safely.'' Mr. Williams reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 19 years, accumulating 665,000 
miles. He holds a Class BM CDL from Texas. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Steven E. Young

    Mr. Young, 44, has had refractive amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``In my medical opinion, Steve certainly has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Young reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, 
accumulating 2,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Missouri. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Request for Comments

    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests 
public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions 
described in this notice. The Agency will consider all comments 
received before the close of business April 14, 2014. Comments will be 
available for examination in the docket at the location listed under 
the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The Agency will file comments 
received after the comment closing date in the public docket, and will 
consider them to the extent practicable.
    In addition to late comments, FMCSA will also continue to file, in 
the public docket, relevant information that becomes available after 
the comment closing date. Interested persons should monitor the public 
docket for new material.

Submitting Comments

    You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, 
or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA 
recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email 
address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that FMCSA 
can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA-2014-0003 and click 
the search button. When the new screen appears, click on the blue 
``Comment Now!'' button on the right hand side of the page. On the new 
page, enter information required including the specific section of this 
document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each 
suggestion or recommendation. If you submit your comments by mail or 
hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ 
by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit 
comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, 
please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope.
    We will consider all comments and material received during the 
comment period and may change this proposed rule based on your 
comments. FMCSA may issue a final rule at any time after the close of 
the comment period.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this 
preamble, To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number 
FMCSA-2014-0003 and click ``Search.'' Next, click ``Open Docket 
Folder'' and you will find all documents and comments related to the 
proposed rulemaking.

     Issued on: February 26, 2014.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-05622 Filed 3-13-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P

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