Commercial Driver's license (CDL) Standards; Rotel North American Tours, LLC; Application for Renewal of Exemption; Request for Comments
FMCSA announces that Rotel North American Tours, LLC (Rotel), has applied for renewal of its current exemption permitting 22 drivers employed by Rotel and possessing German CDLs, to operate commercial motor vehicles in the United States without a CDL issued by one of the States. Of the 22 named drivers, five drivers are new and will be replacing five drivers who are no longer employed by Rotel. Like the other 17 Rotel drivers operating under the current exemption, the five new drivers are non-residents of the U.S. and holders of German CDLs. Rotel asks that the current exemption, due to expire July 30, 2012, be renewed subject to the terms and conditions of the current exemption for an additional period of 2 years. The five new Rotel drivers would be subject to all the terms and conditions of the renewed exemption. FMCSA requests public comments on Rotel's application.