Letter from the NC DOT...

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  1. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    I got a letter in the Mail today from the NC DOT. It says;

    Dear Andrew,

    In accordance with the federal motor carrier safety administration 49 CFR 383, 384, 390, and 391, effective January 30, 2012, all commercial drivers license holders subject to the physical qualification requirements of the federal motor carrier regulations are required to provide a current origional or copy of their medical examiners certificate, federal drivers licenseing agency (SDLA). Other conforming requirments are also implemented, such as issuance of a federal variance and/or skills performance evaluation (SPE).

    As a result of this mandate, commercial driver license holders, who are subject to a federal variance, are required to appear in person at their local driver license office and apply for a duplicate license reflecting the appropriate restrictions and/or endorsements.

    Failure to comply with the above requirements can result in the downgradeing of a commercial drivers license and possible cancellation of all driving privileges. If you no longer wish to drive a commercial motor vehical, you will need to appear at your local driver license office to downgrade your commercial driver license.

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    So If i'm reading this right, they are saying i have to take time out of my life, go to the DMV, stand in line for 8 hours, to show them my DOT Physical Long Form and Card, and then apply AND PAY for a Duplicate CDL???????????:biggrin_2554:



    WTF!







    American Trucker
     
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  3. 7122894003481

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  4. 2ndtime

    2ndtime Light Load Member

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    (2) Existing CDL holders. By January 30, 2014, provide the State with an original or copy (as required by the State) of a current medical examiner's certificate prepared by a medical examiner, as defined in 49 CFR 390.5, and the State will post a certification status of "certified" on CDLIS driver record for the driver. If the non-excepted, interstate CDL holder fails to provide the State with a current medical examiner's certificate, the State will post a certification status of "not-certified" in the CDLIS driver record for the driver, and initiate a CDL downgrade following State procedures in accordance with section 383.73(j)(4);




    Well you may have 2 years if I'm reading this right. Not sure if i am.
     
  5. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    Failure to comply (showing up) can result in downgrading the license. So doing nothing can get the downgrade.
    If you wish to downgrade you must show up lol and request downgrade, or, fail to show up (comply).



    ###### if you do ###### if you don't.
     
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  6. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    Been in the cards for some time now. Had to produce my med card when I got my license renewed in September.

    Oh, yeah... its not a one time deal. Everytime you get a new medical... you get to do it again.
     
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  7. rodzilla

    rodzilla Light Load Member

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    We've had to file long form physical in Arizona for years and if you don't they WILL suspend your CDL. Don't know what the duplicate license thing is about. Sounds like some gubment beauracrat falling all over themselves trying to keep themselves in a job & out smarting themselves at the same time.
     
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  8. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    I believe that part of the secure ID program (you can thank Osama and the boys at AL Keda Inc for that) some data needs to be added to the magnetic strip on your physical license to reflect the fact that you have a valid medical.
     
  9. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Medium Load Member

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    they are sending out another letter soon...IGNORE the first one
     
  10. chalupa

    chalupa Road Train Member

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    Hows that going to work???? CDL is 5 years and medical is 2 yrs. ( knot plus knot=) I have to go to the DPS 2 1/2 more times?
     
  11. old-school

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    simple they need more money.hso they will tap there cash cow aka truck drivers. i just pity the poor soles that have a one cert.
     
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