Who is a member?
Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
Commercial Driver Licensing requirements under federal regulation are changing, and cities and towns will need to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as a training provider and be subject to the requirements under 49 CFR 380 if they wish to continue to train CDL drivers.
This will be applicable in February 2022, according to the Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and may substantially change the model for how cities and towns generate their population of CDL drivers for both schools and public works vehicles.
More information is available on the Entry-Level Driver Training Provider Registry. The registry will help commercial driver’s license applicants connect with training providers who are self-certified to provide required entry-level driver training. Visitors may sign up to receive news and updates from the FMCSA about the registry and the new requirements for CDL applicants, training providers, and State Driver Licensing Agencies.
Under a previously passed regulation, effective January 2020, CDL drivers are subject to drug and alcohol testing requirements under 49 CFR 382. For more information, visit the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.