here is your new drivers license????

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by chaz7r, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. lcfd15

    lcfd15 Medium Load Member

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    glad you got that worked out and didn't find out while driving!
     
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  3. 12 ga

    12 ga THE VIEW FROM MY OFFICE

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    I just got back home after renewing my CDL in Davison. Since I have my medical long form on file in Lansing all I had to do was let them make another copy of my card, fill out a form of about 8-10 question sign it, take the eye test and get my picture taken and give them $60. They will probable require you to fax a copy of your long form from your last physical I would think.
     
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  4. chaz7r

    chaz7r Light Load Member

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    Nope just a wallet card. She didn't need the long form. She just needed the id# and expiration date
     
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    12 ga THE VIEW FROM MY OFFICE

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    If you took your last physical prior to last June I'm very surprised they didn't require the long form, the new requirement says you have to. Maybe your physical was after that and the Doctor sent it in to the State???
     
  6. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    When did they start doing this?. I have (had?) a Florida CDL, but I don't currently drive a commercial vehicle. Is my FL license now suspended because I don't have a valid med card?. Is it really the case that I would have to retake all the tests if I wanted to keep the CDL portion?.

    I am currently overseas so can't exactly just pop into the local drivers license office to check my license status.
     
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    12 ga THE VIEW FROM MY OFFICE

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    I would contact the Florida DMV, Secretary State or what ever they call it. Every State is activating the new system differently. But the end result will be the same for everybody. No current medical on file equals no CDL. Just another example of government stupidity.
     
  8. chaz7r

    chaz7r Light Load Member

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    Sounds like u have one year to certify after your downgrade. I'm away from home too. They let me do it by fax
     
  9. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    It will be at least another year before I can get back over there, so it looks like I am out of luck. Even though I haven't used it for years I always cherished my CDL because it was something I worked for and having it meant a "plan B" if my current situation didn't work out.

    I will try to call DMV some time next week anyway.
     
  10. chris886

    chris886 Medium Load Member

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    you have up to one year to get your CDL back without retesting. But once you are downgraded you can not legally drive a CMV until you submit your medical card. So you can't just keep driving.
     
  11. yuban

    yuban Medium Load Member

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    All these different responses. Government at it"s finest!:biggrin_25525:

    Thought the guberment put a year extension on all this...
     
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