It has come to my attention that many truckers are becoming increasingly anxious that they may be subject to unwanted enforcement attention due to their CLDs expiring soon, and that they are unable to renew due to action out of their control.
I wanted to ease your concerns by sharing a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Enforcement Notice on Expiring Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs), Commercial Learner’s permits (CPLs) and Non-CDL Drivers (NCDLs).
Specifically, FMCSA has granted a waiver for drivers of commercial motor vehicles that currently have a valid CDL or CPL that may be expiring to continue to be valid until June 30, 2020.
These measures have been adopted in response to many U.S. States experiencing greater than normal employee absences, or having to close their State Driver Licensing Agencies.
This follows guidance FMCSA received from the U.S. Center for Disease Control to use social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The following FMCSA Enforcement Notice on Expiring Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs), Commercial Learner’s permits (CPLs) and Non-CDL Drivers (NCDLs) was subsequently adopted, because many commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are unable to renew their driver’s license and are unable to provide medical certificates to their State Driver Licensing Agencies.