Notice of application for exemption; request for comments.
FMCSA announces that Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (Daimler) has requested an exemption from the commercial driver's license (CDL) requirement for nine of its commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. Daimler also requested an exemption from the requirement to register CDL holders in the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (DAC) for the same drivers. All nine drivers hold a valid German commercial license and will be test driving Daimler vehicles on U.S. roads to better understand product requirements in ``real world'' environments, and verify results. Daimler believes that the requirements for a German commercial license ensure that the same level of safety is met or exceeded as if these drivers had a U.S. CDL. FMCSA requests public comments on Daimler's application for exemption.