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FMCSA Grants Waiver on CDL Skills Testing to MD, NH & VA

March 01, 2022 3:30 PM | Jennifer Bruce, CMP (Administrator)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued an Commercial Driver’s License Skills Testing exemption at the request of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) for the State Drivers Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) in Maryland, New Hampshire and Virginia to allow the three States to continue using revised Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) pre-trip vehicle inspection and revised control skills test procedures following the completion of field tests conducted under a waiver granted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). AAMVA believes that the requested exemption would enable these States to continue operating under the pilot model without the burden of reverting to the current CDL test model generating costs and delays associated with the reconfiguration of testing locations and retraining of CDL test examiners. FMCSA determined that the exemption, subject to the terms and conditions imposed, will achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption. The exemption is effective February 22, 2022 and expires on February 22, 2027.

The full notice can be found here: 2022-04255.pdf (govinfo.gov).

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