[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 26, 2002)]
[Pages 70802-70805]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-29973]



Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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

ACTION: Notice of denials.


SUMMARY: The FMCSA announces that 534 individuals were denied 
exemptions from the Federal vision standard applicable to interstate 
truck drivers and the reasons for their denials.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Zywokarte, Office of Bus and 
Truck Standards and Operations, (MC-PSD), 202-366-2987, Department of 
Transportation, FMCSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-
0001. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.



    Under 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e), FMCSA may grant an exemption 
from the Federal vision standard for a renewable 2-year period if it 
finds such an exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is 
equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent 
such an exemption. (49 CFR 391.41(b)(10))
    Accordingly, FMCSA evaluated 534 individual exemption requests on 
their merits and made a determination that these applicants do not 
satisfy the criteria established to demonstrate that granting an 
exemption is likely to achieve an equal or greater level of safety that 
exists without the exemption. Each applicant has, prior to this notice, 
received a letter of final disposition on his/her individual exemption 
request. Those decision letters fully outlined the basis for the denial 
and constitute final agency action. The list published today summarizes 
the agency's recent denials as required under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(4) by 
periodically publishing names and reason for denials.
    The following 213 applicants lacked sufficient recent driving 
experience over three years:

Adair, Merle
Anaya, John
Angell, Michael
Babcock, Joel
Banks, Prentice
Beaton, Gary
Beebe, Morris
Bell, Demitra
Bender, Fred
Bickers, Harvie
Black, Paul
Blackwelder, Rickey
Bodiford, Jr., Cecil
Boger, Ronnie
Bonney, Stephen
Boone, Travis
Boyles, Richard
Brandano, Anthony
Brigstock, Jon
Brooks, William
Brown, John
Brown, Rodney
Browning, Paul
Burkett, Joshua
Burrell, Donald
Butts, Kenneth
Camp, Michael
Cannon, Dwayne
Carlin, Robert
Cassatt, Darryl
Casteel, William
Catillo, Jr., Ramon
Chestnut, Kevin
Chopp, Alvin
Clayton, Andrew
Cleary, Dennis
Cope, Daniel
Cornell, Chaney
Crook, Greg
Cutright, Orin
Dahmer, Jr., Herman
Davis, Stanley
Davison, Tommy
DeGross, Kevin
Denson, Leroy
Diehl, Paul
Dowell, Danny
Dreager, Donald
Durham, James
Edmonds, Michael
Edwards, Clint
Ellington, John
Ervin, Vernon
Estes, Tomie
Eubanks, Mack
Forgey, Richard
Franklin, Michael
Freeman, David
Freeman, Gina
Fuson, Patrick
Goodrum III, Horace
Gordy, James
Gorman, Michael
Green, Lorenzo
Grijalba, William
Gutierrez, Ramon
Hall, Joe
Hamaker, Mark
Hamrick, Donald
Hanson, Larry
Hardy, Roger
Harris, Melvin
Heller, Dennis
Henderson, Charles
Higgs, Cynthia
Hill, Clifford
Hill, Roderic
Hinshaw, Howard
Hogue, Larry

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Holmes, Earl
Holmes, Gary
Hudson, David
Hustead, Dennis
Inge, Jr., William
Inman, David
Jackson, William
James, Larry
Janus, Frederick
Jessop, Charles
Johnson, Donald
Johnson, Jimmy
Judd, Jr., Paul
Johnson, Michael
Jones, Terry
Keenum, Gary
Kilduff, James
King, Colon
King, John
Klimek, Chuck
Knerr, Donald
Kolberg, Perry
Koonce, Jackie
Kuhn, Gregory
Lajoie, Mark
Lapha, David
Larivee, Sr., Robert
Lindsay, Stuart
Lowrey, Patrick
Maggard, John
March, Steven
Marshall, Barry
Martin, Frankie
Martin, John
Mayrose, Craig
McClure, Eric
McClure, Jr., Robert
McCurdy, Mark
McDaniel II, Otis
McEntyre, William
McIntosh, Nathan
Meeks, Jerry
Miles, Harry
Miles, Larry
Miller, Mark
Miller, Paul
Minton, Scotty
Miranda, Jr., Joseph
Moore, Edward
Moos, Douglas
Mueller, Louis
Murdoff, Elroy
Myre, John
Newlin, Ronald
Oathout, Kirby
O'Rourke, Scott
Paarlberg, Ralph
Parra, Saul
Pawlak, Robert
Payne, Kenneth
Peltier, Walter
Pepper, Martin
Pete, Freddy
Petre, James
Phillis, Kenneth
Phipps, Roy
Pieplow, Larry
Piersall, Woodrow
Pool, Justin
Prewitt, Jr., James
Prezzia, Ronald
Pribanic, John
Pullins, David
Purvis, James
Quenzer, Steve
Rains Jeffrey
Ray, Billy
Reilley, James
Reinsberg, David
Reszynski, Edward
Rhodes, Jr., John
Riley, Jr., James
Ritchie, James
Robel, Robert
Rodriguez, Amando
Rogers, Doyle
Rotondo, Mark
Royer, Raymond
Rubio, Hall
Ruffin, William
Russ II, John
St. John, Gary
Schaaf, James
Scott, Michael
Shepherd, Bruce
Shoemaker, Timothy
Shrewsbury, William
Simonye, Carl
Slagowski, Stanley
Slee, Donald
Snider, Delbert
Spaich, Timothy
Sparks, Wayne
Stewart, Troy
Stoddard, Paul
Summers, Donald
Sutter, John
Swartz, Jr., Arthur
Taylor, Richard B.
Taylor, Richard E.
Taylor, William
Tetreault, Dennis
Thomas, Jefferson
Tyler, Keith
Victoriano, Sr., Dennis
Wade, Wayne
Ward, Larry
Warfield, Richard
Weber, Kevin
Weekly, Wesley
Weller, Craig
West, Frank
West, Harvey
Whatley, Timothy
Wilgis, Foard
Wilkerson, Chad
Wilkinson, Charley
Williams, Edward
Wimberly, Hillard
Witt, Kenneth
Wood, Michael
Wurtele, Jon

    The following 57 applicants had no experience operating a 
commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and therefore presented no evidence from 
which FMCSA can conclude that granting the exemption is likely to 
achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption:

Abrams, James
Baker, Joseph
Barber, Loyd
Barrett, Jr., Gregory
Biega, Mark
Blumle, James
Bonilla, William
Burr, Danny
Burr, Michael
Butero, Paula
Callahan, Sean
Collins, Eric
Conner, Glenn
Critchley, Jr., Philip
Currier, Thomas
Daniel, Jerry
Dean, Joseph
DeMario, Frank
DiPasqua III, Louis
Fry, Derwin
Gay, Gerald
Hamilton, Don
Hayes, Scott
Hopkins, John
Johnson, Larry
Jones, Abram
Martin, Jerome
Martinez, Jorge
Mays, Jerry
Miniex, Charles
Mitchell, Alex
Natola, Eric
Neely, Larry
Norton, Edwin
Paul, James
Quick, Robert
Rama, Alfred
Richards, Randall
Richardson, Valerie
Roberts, William
Romary, Frances
Simpkins, Raymond
Sylte, Monte
Talbert, Jeffrey
Tilley, Charles
Van Blaricom, Abelardo
Vieth, Kenneth
Vines, Michael
Vujicic, Steven
Waldron, Scott
Warren, Richard
Watkins, Kenneth
West, Brandon
Willis, Elva
Wilson, Kenneth
Withrow, Jr., Edgar
Yarbrough, Karry

    The following 101 applicants do not have 3 years of experience 
driving a CMV on public highways with the vision deficiency:

Adams, Paul
Anderson, Peter
Armstrong, Lewis
Arsenault, Paul

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Bents, Ronnie
Borton, Duane
Braun, Douglas
Bryant, Emmit
Burton, Joseph
Clegg, Jr., Henry
Courtney, Mark
Holloway, Shawn
Kelly, Timothy
Kilian, Mark
Kling, James
Land, Reginald
Light, Jason
Lovelace, Rafe
Lucero, Michael
Maestas, Jacob
Mallette, Joseph
Martin, Lloyd
Mason, Daniel
McFadden, Thomas
McGrath, Daniel
McGuire, Dennis
McKnight, Tommy
Melchert, Richard
Melssen, Jeffrey
Milan, Jesus
Milner, Robert
Mirles, Eulogio
Monti, Joseph
Morphey, Gerald
Cranford, Kelvin
Campbell, Charles
Caylor, Dwight
Davis, Audley
Daming, Paul
Dean, Joseph
Derner, Raymond
Devonshire, Joseph
Dooley, Jr., Rex
Doster, Calvin
Dreyer, John
Morrical, Jade
Moseley, Susan
Murphy, Jr., Patrick
Myhre, Dexter
Naroznik, Marian
Nielsen, James
O'Brien, William
Owen, Charles
Patrick, John
Pedroza, Joaquin
Pegg, Rodney
Quick, Robert
Rapp, Kevin
Reyna, Leodan
Rhodes, Charles
Robinson II, Chester
Roberts, James
Rogers, Michael
Rohloff, Ryan
Runde, Faber
Salmon, Danny
Sandruck, Nathan
Schmidt, Brendon
Enamorado, Gilberto
Fore, Kenneth
Geer, Steven
Gentry, Steven
Gilbert, Kevin
Glisson, William
Hale, Bobby
Henderson, Antonio
Herendeen, Vern
Hickman, Richard
Hollins, Daniel
Schmitz, Cletus
Selix, Daniel
Shaull, Bruce
Skinner, Orville
Smith, Loran
Spicer, Manuel
Steepleton, Calvin
Stewart, Debbie
Stewart, Keith
Storm, Stacey
Trice, Demetris
Turman, Marvin
Turner, Emerson
Tyrpien, Janusz
Uchytil, Lori
Van Horn, Joseph
Warriner, Jonathon
Werner, Jeremy
Wesley, Loyal
West, Jr., Lewis
Wilson, Danny
Yachetta, Charles

    The following 40 applicants do not have 3 years recent experience 
driving a CMV with the vision deficiency:

Azlin, Danny
Baxter, N. Keith
Bazzell, Claude
Bennett, Greggory
Berry, Patrick
Breakiron, Benjamin
Britt, Jr., William
Burnett, Jr., Walter
Buttacavoli, Philip
Clason, Lee
Clayton, Jr., Arthur
Cooper, Timothy
Dambroukas, Michael
Dishman, Bradley
Fryar, Sheldon
Hicks, Larry
Kibler, Gary
Kleinschmit, Francis
Kuykendall, Roscoe
Langford, Robert
Mack, Furnice
May, Charles
McFarlane, Sr., Larry
Metcalf, Jeffrey
Meyers, Mona
Miller, Mark
Newell, John
Pounds, Jerry
Safford, Winston
Salter, Johnny
Scace, Wayne
Shadley, Marcy
Sittler, Karl
Springier, Wolfgang
Stidams, Brad
Sundberg, Terry
Taylor, Jessie
Thompson, Larry
Tichota, Jeffrey
Townson, Grady

    The following 3 applicants, Guy Manning, Percy Martin, and 
Christopher Watson, do not need the exemption because they already meet 
the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10).
    The following 13 applicants do not qualify because they were 
charged with moving violation(s) in conjunction with CMV accident(s), 
which is a disqualifying offense under the exemption criteria:

Anders, Rodger
Borum, Frankie
Brooks, Arthur
Clark, Sandy
Engstad, John
Martinez, Jose
 Miller, Abe
 Moises, Pastrana
 Patten, Charles
 Schlabach, John
Schnell, Charles
Webster, Jr., Howard
White, Winston

    The following 3 applicants, Clarence Downing, Clifford Foster, and 
Steven Marshall, had more than two CMV moving violations during a 3-
year period or while the applications were pending. Each applicant is 
only allowed two moving citations.
    One applicant, Mr. Charles Grant, does not have sufficient 
peripheral vision in the better eye to qualify for an exemption.
    One applicant, Mr. Kent Richards, does not qualify for the 
exemption because he had other medical conditions making him otherwise 
unqualified under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 
    The following 25 applicants' licenses were suspended during the 3-
year period because of a moving violation. Applicants do not qualify 
for an exemption with a suspension during the 3-year period.

Abraham, James
Adkins, Jesse
Baxley, Thomas
Blanchard, Stephen
Brooks, Jay
Brown, Pearlie
Closson, Jr., John
Conn, John
Craig, David
Esmay, Jr., Eldon
Evans, Frank
Fretz, Richard
Froy, Jr., Kenneth
 Huebner, Lonny
Kennedy, Don
Leader, Randy
Leonard, Richard
Palmer, Derek

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Pugh, Timothy
Rieck, James
Shell, Juan
Tolle II, Donald
Walters, Stephen
Weng, Yu
Westbrook, John

    The following 6 applicants do not have verifiable proof of 
commercial driving experience during a 3-year period under normal 
highway operating conditions that would serve as an adequate predictor 
of future safety performance:

Adams, Paul
Ferguson, Dennie
Hamilton, Franklin
Mcalhaney, Leland
Todd, George
Wilson, Tracy

    The following 30 applicants were involved in CMV accidents in which 
they contributed to the accident:

Abernathy, Kevin
Adams, Gene
Barenberg, Stanley
Bedford, Benjamin
Brockman, Jr., Thomas
Clark, Sandy
Cook, Freddy
Cotton, Erick
Cummins, William
Davis, John
Embry, Roger
Finger, Ronald
Freeman, Bobby
Good, Leslie
Gowens, Eddie
Green, Eugene
Holden, John
Jennings, Allen
Jones, Harold
Keller, Clarence
Mullins, Norman
Paschal, Eddie
Petersen, Lester
Sheets, Earl
Snitzer, Jeffrey
Stockton, Phinous
Swann, Jr., Clarence
Tomlinson, Calvin
Wagenmann, Dean
Wood, Bernard

    The following 8 applicants do not demonstrate the level of safety 
required for interstate driving based on information received on state-
issued driving reports due to excessive moving/non-moving violations 
during the 3-year period:

Andersen, Gary
Askin, James
Daniels, Randall
Grundy, Warren
Hahn, George
Hallman, Jerry
Hickenbottom, Walter
Kallhoff, Chad

    The following 7 applicants do not hold licenses which allow 
operation of a CMV over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating 
(GVWR) for all or part of the 3-year period:

Berry, Jimmy
Cain III, Fitzhugh
Conn, John
Hartzog, Jay
Martin, Frankie
Mears, Ronnie
Thacker, Emory

    The following 14 applicants were placed in the ``other'' category 
for having multiple reasons for denial:

Benedict, James
Berglund, Todd
Bosanek, Theodore
Craft, Gilbert
Hills, Jacob
Kowalsky, Richard
Lopez, Jose
O'Dell, George
Peebles, David
Peterson, James
Roseman, Dwight
Pryor, Sam
Smith, Terry
Woodruff, Bill

    One applicant, Mr. Sheldon Fryar, does not qualify for an exemption 
because he submitted unverifiable documentation during the application 
    The following 5 applicants were disqualified because their vision 
had not been stable within the three-year period:

Baldwin, Sr., James
Coates, James
Malley, Albert
Wadley, Jimmie
Wren, Robert

    One applicant, Mr. Roy Via, was disqualified because he held two 
CDLs simultaneously. Mr. Via was reported to the Department of Motor 
Vehicles in the two States where he obtained the CDLs. Mr. Via no 
longer holds two CDLs.
    One applicant, Mr. William Hicks, Jr., was not qualified because he 
did not meet the vision standard in the better eye.
    Finally, 4 Canadian drivers applied for an exemption. The 
reciprocity agreement between the United States and Canada does not 
permit Canadian drivers who do not meet the medical provisions in the 
National Safety Code of Canada but may have a waiver issued by one of 
the Canadian provinces or territories to drive CMVs in the United 

Anderson, Wayne
Letkeman, Issac
Nott, Chad
Townson, David

    Issued on: November 19, 2002.
Brian M. McLaughlin,
Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 02-29973 Filed 11-25-02; 8:45 am]