commercial drivers license

Certain Illinois military vets can waive CDL written test with new law

Military veterans who regularly drove trucks within a year of applying for a CDL can apply to waive the written knowledge test in Illinois.

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Large fleet gets exemption for pre-CDL drivers

New Prime, part of national fleet Prime Inc., has been granted an exemption by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow its pre-CDL drivers who have passed the CDL skills test to drive in team operations without a CDL holder in the front seat

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C.R. England regs waiver for pre-CDL drivers renewed

The exemption allows commercial learner’s permit holders that have passed the CDL skills test but not yet received their CDL to drive a C.R. England truck while a CDL holder is in the truck, but not necessarily in the front seat, effectively allowing a team operation.

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FMCSA proposes rules to ease new drivers’ transition into trucking

FMCSA issued a rule proposal to extend the expiration date of commercial learner's permits from 180 days to a full year, as well as a proposal to allow current and former military members who drove a truck in the military to waive the CDL knowledge test.

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California ups paperwork requirements for CDL applicants, renewals

The new provisions require all new and existing CDL applicants and renewals to provide proof of California residency, along with proof of U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residency or legal presence, as previously required.

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Illinois OKs temp licenses for illegal immigrants

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn soon is expected to sign legislation that will allow residents to apply for driver’s licenses, regardless of immigration status.

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FMCSA medical certificate rule begins

Truckers must keep paper copies of their medical examiner’s certificate with them for another two years until Jan. 30, 2014.

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Focus on health coming

Recommendations that could help frame a final rule regulating obstructive sleep apnea are in the works.

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Class action CDL suit against Swift continues

The plaintiffs are graduates of Swift Academy who received a Tennessee CDL between May 2005 and February 2008.

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CDL changes start Jan. 30

Truckers must keep paper copies of their medical examiner’s certificate with them while driving for another two years.

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