The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is renewing an exemption that allows drivers from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association to operate without a CDL.
FMCSA’s notice of renewal published in the Federal Register on Thursday, May 19.
The exemption allows drivers to deliver certain newly manufactured motorhomes and recreational vehicles to dealers or trade shows before retail sale without a CDL.
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association said it needs the exemption “because compliance with the CDL requirements prevents its members from implementing more efficient operations due to a shortage of CDL drivers.”
It’s a five-year exemption, which covers employees of all drive-away companies, RV manufacturers and RV dealers transporting recreational vehicles between manufacturing sites and dealer locations and for movements prior to retail sale.
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