Dear Members, 

The FMCSA proposes to increase flexibility for State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) and commercial driver’s license (CDL) applicants:

  1. By expanding applicants’ ability to take a CDL skills test in a State other than their State of domicile;
  2. Permitting a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holder who has passed the CDL skills test to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) on public roads without having a qualified CDL holder in the passenger seat; and
  3. Eliminating the requirement that an applicant wait at least 14 days to take the CDL skills test following initial issuance of the CLP. 

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is now posted and is available for public view. Comments from the public are due no later than April 2nd, 2024.

Submit Your Comments

If you agree that a commercial driver (Class A of Class B) should not have to go through the hassle and expense of having to retake the road test that they have already taken in order to drive a bus, please click this link.  

All you need to do is hit the comment button, identify yourself and make the comment. It should take less than 5 minutes. This would be a very big change for our industry and our struggle to hire drivers! 

Thank you in advance for your action.

Patricia Cowley 
Executive Director 
Telephone: 717-236-9042 
Email:  director@pabus.org 
Website: www.pabus.org
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