Petition to Clarify What Qualifies as a Valid CDL

On April 4, CVSA petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to amend Title 49 CFR § 383.25(a)(1) to clarify what qualifies as a “valid commercial driver’s license” (CDL) for the purposes of accompanying a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holder for behind-the-wheel training in a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). Additionally, CVSA asked FMCSA to clarify whether or not the accompanying CDL holder must be qualified and authorized to perform safety-sensitive functions in order to qualify as having a “valid CDL” for the purposes of this section of § 383.25.