The declaration is a relief system for companies that are Transporting Important Supplies such as Food or Sanitation products.
COVID-19 Med Card Waiver
Since plenty of state licensing offices are still closed, or have a big backlog, the FMCSA has extended their HOS declaration until May 31st. In turn, this extends the Commercial License and Permits validity, that have expired/or will expire during the Pandemic.
As of February 16th, the FMCSA is allowing….
- Allows States to extend the validity of CDLs and Commercial Learners Permits that were supposed to be due on March 1, 2020.
- Grants States the ability to let CLP holders to take the CDL skills test without the 14 day wait period after the first allocation of the CLP.
- CDL Holders, CLP Holders and non-CDL drivers receive a medical examination and certification, will be waived as long as they have proof of Valid Medical Certification and required medical difference.
Note: Relief granted may vary by each state, depending on what rules they see fit.
There is a separate Notice of Enforcement Policy saying that the agency will not take enforcement against Drivers or Motor Carriers for operation of a CMV if the driver had a valid CDL on February 29 2020.
Many states have designated the maximum of 1 year period of CLP validity.
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