Waiver in Response to the COVID-19 National Emergency – For States, CDL Holders, CLP Holders, and Interstate Drivers Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles (November 29, 2021)

Posted on: December 1, 2021   |   Category: Alerts

SUMMARY: FMCSA permits, but does not require, States to extend the validity of commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) and commercial learner’s permits (CLPs) and to waive the 14-day waiting period and grants other waivers from certain regulations applicable to interstate and intrastate CDL and CLP holders and to other interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).  FMCSA has initiated this action in response to the March 13, 2020 declaration of a national emergency under 42 U.S.C. § 5191(b) and the public health emergency declared on January 31, 2020, under Section 319 of the Public Health Service Act,  related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Agency issued similar waivers on March 24, 2020, June 15, 2020, September 18, 2020, December 15, 2020, February 16, 2021, May 26, 2021, and August 31, 2021 providing similar relief.

DATES: This waiver is effective December 1, 2021 and expires on February 28, 2022, upon the revocation of the Declaration of National Emergency under 42 U.S.C. § 5191(b) concerning the COVID-19 public health emergency, or upon early termination by FMCSA, whichever is soonest.

Read the full waiver and details here.