THE REGULATORY LANDSCAPE WIDENS

RECENT REGULATIONS IN EFFECT

SELF-CERTIFICATION: January 30, 2014 Effective Date Background: As of Jan. 30, 2014, all commercial driver license (CDL) holders in the U.S. must self-certify (formally disclose) to the State Licensing Agency (DMV) what type of work he or she does, using one of the following four categories:

•  Non-Excepted Interstate: Driver is engaged in RECENT REGULATIONS IN EFFECT SELF-CERTIFICATION: January 30, 2014 Effective Date Background: As of Jan. 30, 2014, all commercial driver license (CDL) holders in the U.S. must self-certify (formally disclose) to the State Licensing Agency (DMV) what type of work he or she does, using one of the following four categories:

• Non-Excepted Interstate: Driver is engaged in interstate commerce and must meet the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card requirements

• Excepted Interstate: Driver is engaged in interstate commerce and does not have to meet the DOT medical card requirements • Non-Excepted Intrastate: Driver is engaged in intrastate commerce and must meet state driver qualification requirements

• Excepted Intrastate: Driver is engaged in intrastate commerce and does not have to meet the DOT medical card requirements Drivers who work in interstate commerce will also need to provide a medical certification (DOT physical) to prove they are qualified to drive. Failure to present valid medical documentation will result in the denial of the issuance or renewal of the CDL.

Impact: Any driver who is not currently self-certified or fails to bring their newest medical certification to the DMV will have his or her CDL downgraded to non-CDL status, putting them out of commission until resolved.

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE REQUIREMENTS FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL:

Final rule published October 12, 2016 Background: In recognition of the truck driver training received while serving our country, the federal government is looking to ease the transition of military members into civilian careers by reducing onerous paperwork and simplifying the licensing process.

The proposal includes:

• Extending the time period for applying for a skills test waiver from 90 days to 1 year for   recently separated military

• Requires states to accept the military commercial vehicle license of certain military   personnel in exchange for a CDL

• Allowing active duty military members to apply for their Commercial Learner’s Permit   (CLP) or CDL in their current state of residence with the CLP or CDL being issued by  their state of domicile

Impact: This process has been placed in a temporary exemption since 2014, and the final rule  made it permanent.

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