FMCSA Extends Renewals for Some Expiring CDLs, CLPs, and Medical Cards Until 2021

Washington D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended a temporary waiver for those whose commercial driver’s license (CDL), commercial learner’s permit (CLP) and/or medical cards expired after March 1, 2020.

The newly extended waiver is in response to the COVID-19 national emergency declared by President Donald Trump.


“Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, several States have experienced greater than normal employee absences or closed offices of their State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) in response to the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to use social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” the waiver states. “As part of their phased reopening, States have reopened their SDLAs and most have only resumed limited operations. The pace of return to normal operations has varied across the country.”

The waiver extends renewals for those whose CDL, CLP and/or medical cards expired after March 1, 2020, until December 31, 2020.

Click HERE to read each of the specific provisions in the newly extended waiver.

This is the third such waiver issued by the FMCSA since the beginning of the national health emergency.


The Agency’s first waiver was issued back on March 24 and was set to expire June 30, 2020.

The FMCSA then extended the waiver on July 1 with an expiration of  September 30.



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