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Commercial Driver Information during COVID

The initiatives outlined on this page recognize the importance of commercial vehicle drivers to the supply chain during the pandemic.

The Baker-Polito Administration issued a list of designated businesses and other organizations that provide essential services and workforces related to COVID-19 that shall continue to operate brick and mortar facilities during this period. This list is based on federal guidance and amended to reflect the needs of Massachusetts’ unique economy. While these businesses are designated as essential, they are urged to follow social distancing protocols for workers in accordance with guidance from the Department of Public Health. 


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Commercial Driver's Licenses and Commercial Learner's Permits

If you would like to take a commercial learner's permit,  you will need to make a reservation

To prepare for your CLP knowledge exam, click here.

To study for your CLP knowledge exam, the CDL Manual can be found here.

Online CDL Renewal 

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders are now able to renew their licenses online if they are self-certified in the Non-Excepted Interstate (NI) category for medical certification.


Additional Resources

Medical Certificates

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued an additional waiver for CDL Medical Certificates (DOT Medical Cards).  This waiver extends the expiration date of CDL Medical Certificates as follows:

  • Certificates that expire between February 28, 2022 and April 14, 2022 will expire on April 15, 2022

This will prevent license downgrades and elective medical visits, as well as alleviate demand on medical providers, during the pandemic.

This is the last extension that will be granted therefore the RMV encourages customers who are required to self-certify to do so as soon as possible in order to prevent the downgrade of their license. You can self-certify online at Mass.Gov/RMV.

Additional Resources

Road Tests

Massachusetts State Police administer CDL road tests. To schedule your commercial (Class A, B, or C) road test, call 857-368-7381.

To prepare for your commercial road test, click here.

Additional Resources


For the latest FMCSA information, declarations,  and FAQs on COVID-19, visit: www.fmcsa.dot.gov/COVID-19.