Changes are related to COVID-19 waivers, FAQs and notices
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued several updates and waivers effective October 1 through December 31.
The major updates are listed below
- Waiver in Response to the COVID-19 National Emergency – For States, CDL Holders, CLP Holders, and Interstate Drivers Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles 09/18/2020
- Extends most provisions of the waiver through December 31, 2020.
- Waiver covers drivers whose medical certification or variance expired on or after March 1 and before June 1 until October 31.
- Waiver covers drivers whose medical certification or variance expired on or after June 1 until December 31.
- FMCSA does not anticipate waiving the medical certification requirements beyond October 31 for drivers whose medical certification or variance expired before June 1. FMCSA urges these drivers to obtain a new medical certificate or variance as soon as practicable.
- Three-Month Waiver in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency – For States and CLP Holders Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles 09/18/2020
- This waiver expires on December 31.
- FMCSA Guidance on Cross-Border Transportation and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 09/18/2020
- Notice of Enforcement Discretion Determination Concerning Certain Requirements for States in 49 CFR Parts 383 and 384 09/18/2020
- New document added.
- Notice of Enforcement Policy Regarding Expiring Driver’s Licenses and Medical Examiner’s Certificates During COVID-19 National Emergency
- Revised Expanded Frequently Asked Questions for State Driver Licensing Agencies and Commercial Drivers Regarding Permissible Actions During the COVID-19 Emergency 09/18/2020
- Waiver for States Concerning Third Party CDL Skills Test Examiners In Response to the COVID-19 Emergency 09/18/2020
- This waiver expires on December 31, 2020.