Reminder on Federal Motor Carrier medical cards moratorium

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Oct. 9, 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that it is unlikely to extend the moratorium on Medical Examination Certificate requirements for commercial drivers whose cancellation has been deferred until Oct. 31.

FMCSA put the waiver place in March to allow commercial driver license holders who are subject to federal rules to continue to hold commercial driving privileges with expired certificates. DMV is amending Oregon Administrative Rules to match the federal extension for all other CDL holders.

The Medical Examiner Certificates Emergency Condition Waivers are applied as follows:

  • If a driver certifies a driving type of non-excepted interstate and their MEC expired on or after March 1, 2020, and before June 1, 2020, then the cancellation will be deferred until Oct. 31, 2020.
  • If a driver certifies a driving type of non-excepted interstate and their MEC expires on or after June 1, 2020, and before Dec. 31, 2020, then the cancellation will be deferred until Dec. 31, 2020.
  • If a driver certifies a driving type of non-excepted intrastate or excepted interstate and their MEC expired on or after March 1, 2020, and before Dec. 31, 2020, then the cancellation will be deferred until Dec. 31, 2020.

FMCSA has announced that it is unlikely that individuals whose cancellation has been deferred until Oct. 31, 2020, will receive an additional extension.

The Sept. 18 update on the waiver is available here: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/waiver-response-covid-19-national-emergency-states-cdl-holders-clp-holders-and-0

 

How to submit your MEC to Oregon DMV

Find Oregon MEC requirements including how to mail or fax your certificate to DMV here: https://www.oregon.gov/odot/dmv/pages/driverid/cdlmedex.aspx