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FMCSA Guidance on Cross-Border Transportation and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (August 31, 2021)

U.S Department Of Transportation

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)

August 31, 2021

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 the FMCSA Waiver for States, CDL Holders, CLP Holders, and Interstate Drivers Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles, effective September 1, 2021, issued in response to the COVID-19 National 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 Notice of Enforcement Policy Regarding Expiring Driver’s Licenses and Medical Examiner’s Certificates during the COVID-19 National Emergency, effective September 1, 2021, 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.

Issued Date: August 31, 2021

Meera Joshi 
Deputy Administrator

 

Last updated: Tuesday, August 31, 2021