COVID-19 has proven to be the type of pandemic that requires quick responses and broad flexibility. This dynamic situation impacts prior plans and requires retooling of guidance. We will do our best to keep the community updated. One of the greatest challenges in an environment like COVID-19 is providing sound, reliable and fact-driven resources that are designed to inform our decision-making. We share the information here to assist you in learning and providing a basis for making informed decisions on CDL/CMV infractions during this COVID-19 era.

FMCSA has implemented the below waivers as an updated to the existing federal CDL/CMV laws in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Theses waivers provide relief from existing CDL/CMV regulations.

100-180: ELECTRONIC CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (e-CFR: Title 49 CFR Parts 100-185)

Extension of Emergency Declaration

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-05/Extension%20of%20Emergency%20Declaration%202020-002-05132020.pdf

382: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND ALCOHOL USE AND TESTING

Extension of Emergency Declaration

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-05/Extension%20of%20Emergency%20Declaration%202020-002-05132020.pdf

Three-Month Waiver in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency – For States and CLP Holders Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles (03/28/20)

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-03/FMCSA_CLP_Waiver032820.pdf

383: COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE STANDARDS; REQUIREMENTS AND PENALTIES

Extension of Emergency Declaration

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-05/Extension%20of%20Emergency%20Declaration%202020-002-05132020.pdf

Notice of Enforcement Policy Regarding Expiring Driver’s Licenses and Medical Examiner’s Certificates During Covid-19 National Emergency (03/24/20)

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-03/Enforcement_Notice_on_Expiring_CDLs_3.24.20.pdf

Waiver of Knowledge Test Training for Certain Third Party CDL Test Examiners in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency (04/09/20)

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-04/FMCSA%20Third%20Party%20Tester%20Waiver%2004092020-New%20Title%2004132020.pdf

FMCSA Guidance on Cross-Border Transportation and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 04/03/20

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-04/COVID-19%20and%20Cross%20Border%20Transportation%2024Mar2020.pdf

Three-Month Waiver in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency – For States and CLP Holders Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles (04/28/20)

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-03/FMCSA_CLP_Waiver032820.pdf

Expanded Frequently Asked Questions for State Driver Licensing Agencies and Commercial Drivers Regarding Permissible Actions During the COVID-19 Emergency (04/13/20)

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-04/Expanded%20FMCSA%20FAQs%20for%20SDLAs%20and%20CDL%20Drivers%2004132020.pdf

384: STATE COMPLIANCE WITH COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE PROGRAM

Expanded Frequently Asked Questions for State Driver Licensing Agencies and Commercial Drivers Regarding Permissible Actions During the COVID-19 Emergency (04/13/20)

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-04/Expanded%20FMCSA%20FAQs%20for%20SDLAs%20and%20CDL%20Drivers%2004132020.pdf

387: MINIMUM LEVELS OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR MOTOR CARRIERS

Extension of Emergency Declaration

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-05/Extension%20of%20Emergency%20Declaration%202020-002-05132020.pdf

390: FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS; GENERAL

Extension and Expansion of Emergency Declaration

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-04/ExtensionofEmergencyDeclaration2020-002a.pdf

Waiver of Knowledge Test Training for Certain Third Party CDL Test Examiners in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency (04/09/20)

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-04/FMCSA%20Third%20Party%20Tester%20Waiver%2004092020-New%20Title%2004132020.pdf

Three-Month Waiver in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency – For States and CLP Holders Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles (03/28/20)

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-03/FMCSA_CLP_Waiver032820.pdf

391: QUALIFICATIONS OF DRIVERS AND LONGER COMBINATION VEHICLE (LCV) DRIVER INSTRUCTORS

FMCSA Guidance on Cross-Border Transportation and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (04/03/20)

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/fmcsa-guidance-cross-border-transportation-and-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

Notice of Enforcement Policy Regarding Expiring Driver’s Licenses and Medical Examiner’s Certificates During Covid-19 National Emergency (03/24/20)

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-03/Enforcement_Notice_on_Expiring_CDLs_3.24.20.pdf

Waiver of Knowledge Test Training for Certain Third Party CDL Test Examiners in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency (04/9/20)

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-04/FMCSA%20Third%20Party%20Tester%20Waiver%2004092020-New%20Title%2004132020.pdf

392: DRIVING OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES

Extension of Emergency Declaration

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/2020-05/Extension%20of%20Emergency%20Declaration%202020-002-05132020.pdf

Additional CDL/CMV COVID-19 Recourses:

https://www.aamva.org/

https://www.cvsaemergencydeclarations.org/