Commercial Driver Information during State of Emergency

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

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. 

To assist with these operations, the RMV has opened the Milford and Wilmington RMV offices to exclusively serve commercial drivers.

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Commercial Driver's Licenses and Commercial Learner's Permits

All Massachusetts commercial driver licenses (CDLs)  and commercial learner's permits (CLPs) with an expiration date between March 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020, have been extended.

  • CDLs and CLPs that expired or will expire in March, April, and May 2020, will now expire in September 2020 and do not need to be renewed at this time. 
  • CDLs and CLPs that will expire in June have been extended until October 2020
  • CDLs and CLPs that will expire in July have been extended until November 2020
  • CDLs and CLPs that will expire in August have been extended until December 2020

Note: This does not apply to any commercial driver or permit holder whose privileges were suspended or revoked for traffic offenses.

If you would like to take a commercial learner's permit, the Milford and Wilmington Service Centers are open to exclusively serve commercial drivers.  

To prepare for your CLP knowledge exam, click here.

To study for your 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.

Medical Certificates

  • All CDL Medical Certificates (Med Certs) that have expired or will expire after March 1st  through May 31st have been extended until June 30th.
  • All CDL Medical Certificates expiring between June 1 and August 31 have been extended until September 30, 2020.

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

Road Tests

Road tests for CDLs are still being conducted during the State of Emergency.

Massachusetts State Police manage CDL road tests, and require anyone taking a CDL road test to bring and wear a mask or face covering for the entirety of the road test.

Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLPs) holders are not required to wait 14 days to schedule the initial road test during the State of Emergency.

To schedule your commercial (Class A, B, or C) road test, call 857-368-7381.

To prepare for your commercial road test, click here.

FMCSA

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

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