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FMCSA Guidance on Cross-Border Transportation and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE

Washington, DC  20590

FMCSA Guidance on Cross-Border Transportation and

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

April 3, 2020

Note:  This guidance document does not have the force and effect of law and is not meant to bind the public in any way.  This guidance is intended only to provide clarity regarding existing requirements under the law.

Q. Does FMCSA’s March 24, 2020 Waiver in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency also apply to foreign drivers operating in the United States with commercial driver’s licenses issued by Canadian Provinces and Territories and Licencias Federales de Conductor issued by the United Mexican States?

A – Yes.  In accordance with 49 CFR 383.23(a)(1) and 391.41(a)(1)(i), FMCSA continues to recognize the validity of commercial driver’s licenses issued by Canadian Provinces and Territories and Licencias Federales de Conductor issued by the United Mexican States, in accordance with 49 CFR part 383, when such jurisdictions issue a similar notice or declaration extending the validity date of the medical examination and certification and/or validity of the corresponding commercial driver’s license due to interruption to government service resulting from COVID-19.

Q.  Does FMCSA’s March 24, 2020 Notice of Enforcement Policy Regarding Expiring Driver’s Licenses and Medical Examiner’s Certificates During COVID-19 National Emergency also continue to recognize the validity of commercial driver’s licenses issued by Canadian Provinces and Territories and Licencias Federales de Conductor issued by the United Mexican States, in accordance with 49 CFR part 383, when such jurisdictions issue a similar notice or declaration extending the validity date of the medical examination and certification and/or validity of the corresponding commercial driver’s license due to interruption to government service resulting from COVID-19?

A.  Yes.

Jim Mullen, Acting Administrator
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Last updated: Friday, April 3, 2020