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PA Complies With Federal CDL Rules

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett recently signed House Bill 1458, bringing the state into compliance with new federal rules for driver’s licenses and permits issued to commercial drivers.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently amended federal
regulations requiring interstate commercial driver’s license holders, or CDLs, to
provide a current copy of their Medical Examiner’s Certificate to their state driver
licensing agency, if their type of commercial driving requires a physical exam.

If the state law was not updated to comply with federal changes, it would have been at risk of losing more than $32 million a year in federal highway funding
Pennsylvania would have risked losing more than $32 million a year in federal
highway funding.

Information on the new law and certification forms can be found online by clicking
on the button titled “New CDL Law” at www.dmv.state.pa.us.