COVID-19 CDL FAQsPosted on Mar 27, 2020 in
The following is a Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQs) discussion on the State of Hawaii’s COVID-19 emergency procedures as it relates to drivers of commercial motor vehicles. The temporary interim procedures established is in accordance with the Governor’s Supplementary to the Emergency Proclamation signed on March 16, 2020 and subsequent supplementary proclamations relating to the COVID-19 emergency that temporarily suspend specific Hawaii Revised Statutes and Hawaii Department of Transportation Administrative Rules, along with the applicable Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) CDL waivers that were finalized on September 18, 2020. The most recent supplementary proclamation, Fourteenth Proclamation, extends the emergency period end date through November 30, 2020.
(The temporary interim procedures conveyed in the FAQs are subject to change. Please continue to check this website for the latest revisions.)
(Revised October 15, 2020)
- Am I still allowed to legally drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) if my CDL has expired?
- Am I still medically qualified to legally drive a commercial motor vehicle if my medical examiner’s certificate (MEC) has expired?
- Am I still allowed to legally drive a commercial motor vehicle containing hazardous materials if my TSA Hazardous Materials Threat Assessment for my hazardous materials endorsement (HME) has expired?
- Will my class of CDL be downgraded to a Class 3 driver’s license if my medical examiner’s certificate has expired?
- Will my commercial learner’s permit (CLP) be valid if it expires during this emergency period?
- What will happen to my expired CDL that was extended during this emergency period once the COVID-19 emergency proclamation has ended?
- What will happen to my CDL after the emergency period has ended and my medical examiner’s certificate had expired during this time?
- What will happen to my expired CDL with a hazardous materials endorsement (HME) that expired and allowed a TSA expiration date exemption during the emergency period once the COVID-19 emergency proclamation has ended?
- My commercial driver’s license (CDL) or commercial learner’s permit (CLP) expires right after the emergency period ends. What happens if I cannot get an appointment in time to renew my CDL or CLP?
- My commercial driver’s license (CDL) was granted the extension from the expiration date through November 30, 2020. When I renew my CDL, will I get issued my renewed CDL with the extra days?
- Must I still hold my commercial learner’s permit (CLP) at least 14-days before being eligible to take the skills tests?