Federal Motor Carrier medical card waiver extended to May 31, 2021

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Feb. 23, 2021

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will continue to offer extensions on Medical Examination Certificate requirements for commercial drivers whose MEC has recently expired.

FMCSA has had a waiver in place since March 2020 to allow commercial driver license holders who are subject to federal rules to continue to hold commercial driving privileges with expired certificates.

These Medical Examiner Certificate (MEC) waivers will be extended as follows:

  • If a driver certifies a driving type of “non-excepted interstate” and their MEC was valid for a period of 90 or more days and expired on or after Dec. 1, 2020, then a MEC emergency condition waiver will be placed on their record with an expiration date of May 31, 2021. “Non-expected interstate” drivers whose prior MEC expired before December 1, 2020 or was valid for a period less than 90 days will not qualify for this new waiver. 
  • If a driver certifies a driving type of “non-excepted intrastate” or “excepted interstate” and the driver’s prior MEC was valid for a period of 90 or more days and expired on or after March 1, 2020, and before May 31, 2021, a MEC emergency condition waiver will be placed on their driving record with an expiration date of May 31, 2021.

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