Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler)
Notice of final disposition; grant of application for exemption.
FMCSA announces its decision to grant Daimler Trucks North America's (Daimler) application for an exemption renewal for one Daimler driver to drive commercial motor vehicles (CMV) in the United States without possessing a commercial driver's license (CDL) issued by one of the States. Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard is the head of the Daimler Trucks and Buses Division who will test-drive Daimler vehicles on U.S. roads to better understand product requirements for these vehicles in ``real world'' environments and verify results. He holds a valid German commercial license but lacks the U.S. residency necessary to obtain a CDL issued by one of the States. FMCSA believes that the process for obtaining a German-issued CDL is comparable to or is effective as the U.S. CDL requirements and ensures that this driver will likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety that would be obtained in the absence of the exemption.