FMCSA

Waiver for States Concerning Third Party CDL Skills Test Examiners in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency Extended Until Sept. 30

(6/29/2020) The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued waiver extensions and a notice of enforcement policy that became effective on July 1, 2020. These actions included extending a waiver until Sept. 30, 2020, for States, CDL Holders, CLP Holders and Interstate Drivers Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles that covers multiple items including CDL renewals, CLP holders and medical examination and certification.
 
FMCSA also extended a waiver for states regarding third party Commercial Driver License (CDL) skills test examiners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This waiver allows third party CDL test examiners previously authorized by the State to administer the CDL skills test to also administer the CDL knowledge test without completing a CDL knowledge test training course. Finally, FMSA is extending its enforcement discretion until Sept. 30, 2020, to not take enforcement action for certain expired licenses and medical certificates.
 
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, NAAA has been in frequent contact with the FAA and other regulatory agencies regarding the many issues related to regulatory compliance during the numerous shutdowns caused by the pandemic. You can get the very latest policy guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic important to agricultural aviators at AgAviation.org/covidresources.