FMCSA issues CDL standards ruling

FMCSA issues CDL standards ruling

The ruling requires state drivers license agencies to follow AAMVA's CDLIS State Procedures Manual, version c.0.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a final rule regarding CDL standards. The change requires state drivers license agencies to follow the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Inc.’s Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS) State Procedures Manual, version c.0.

A summary from the notice is included below. You can read the full FMCSA ruling, here, to get details on background information and the new changes.

FMCSA amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to incorporate by reference the most recent edition of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Inc.’s (AAMVA’s) Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS) State Procedures Manual (SPM), version c.0. This rule will require all State driver’s licensing agencies (SDLAs) to use this edition of the manual to follow standard administrative practices required by the States, and other jurisdictions using the SPM when participating in CDLIS. Version c.0 of the CDLIS SPM provides users with instructions on the processes and procedures for using the information system.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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