December 2020

FMCSA extends waivers to renew CDLs, CDL permits & medical exams

New deadline is Feb. 28

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended its waivers to renew commercial drivers license (CDL) licensure, CDL learner’s permits and driver medical examinations and certificates that expired on or after Mar. 1, 2020.

The waiver is now extended through Feb. 28, 2021. The FMCSA is also extending the waiver allowing State licensing agencies to not downgrade driver status due expiring or expired CDL licenses, permits, medical examinations and certificates through Feb. 28, 2021.

Drivers are only covered by the FMCSA waivers for CDL licenses and learner’s permit if their respective State licensing agency also adopts the waivers. The waiver for medical certificates and medical exams apply automatically.

The FMCSA waiver can be downloaded here: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/waiver-response-covid-19-national-emergency-states-cdl-holders-clp-holders-and-1

 

. The TSA has not yet extended the waiver for driver hazardous material endorsements (HMEs) that expire on December 31, 2020. EMA is working with TSA to issue an extension for HMEs.