Med card extension 2021

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  1. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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  3. shanman

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    Hmmm... I got a letter a month ago that Oregon would downgrade my license if I didn’t provide them with my renewed med card.


    So Make sure your state won’t down grade your license because you have a state license not a federal license
     
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    State auto generated letter maybe? Hmmm. I'll have to check Ohio.

    Here is the actual FMCSA link...
    Waiver in Response to the COVID-19 National Emergency – For States, CDL Holders, CLP Holders, and Interstate Drivers Operating Commercial Motor Vehicles (February 16, 2021) | FMCSA
     
  5. shanman

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    Yes auto generated because the state wants the med card. It’s a requirement to keep a cdl! Oregon doesn’t care what the feds say.

    all I’m saying is if your state controls your license and require something to keep that license you should probably just go get a physical and your med card.

    not worth losing your license over. Because “well the feds said this probably” won’t work when the scale house shuts you down for operating a commercial vehicle without the proper license. All because you didn’t have your med card up to date. Pick your battles just understand your state controls your license not the feds
     
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  6. Mattflat362

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    FMCSA is pretty clear on it....
     
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    I didn’t know you could get a license from the fmcsa.....
     
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    Likely an automated message before the waiver went into effect. Organ is following their waiver as per Oregon Department of Transportation : DMV COVID-19 Update : Oregon Driver & Motor Vehicle Services : State of Oregon

    DMV is deferring the cancellation of commercial driving privileges for certain individuals whose medical examiner certificate (MEC) expired on or after March 1, 2020, and was valid for at least 90 days. The deferral is based on the cancellation date of the person’s most recently issued MEC and the certification of driving type made by the driver. The deferral is applied as follows:
    • If a driver certifies a driving type of non-excepted interstate and their MEC expired on or after September 1, 2020, and before December 1, 2020, then the cancellation will be deferred until February 28, 2021.
    • If a driver certifies a driving type of non-excepted interstate and their MEC expired on or after December 1, 2020, and before May 31, 2021, then the cancellation will be deferred until May 31, 2021.
    • If a driver certifies a driving type of non-excepted intrastate or excepted interstate and their MEC expired on or after March 1, 2020, and before May 31, 2021, then the cancellation will be deferred until May 31, 2021.
     
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  9. shanman

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    still why take a chance. In this era of covid it didn’t even take me an hour to get it. You have to get it anyways and more than once the state and feds did not communicate. When that happens it leaves you without a proper license. It’s a physical that all cdl holders need so just get it done. Why gamble on a trivial thing that you will still be required to get in “90” days.
     
  10. ZVar

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    Sure, why not get it every 3 months, you know, just in case...
    There is no need to deal with it more often than required, so might as well wait. Who know, it might be extended again, or not and then deal with it.
     
  11. TokyoJoe

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    Yeah I'd think that it's better to just get it asap than to wait until 9 months worth of drivers all show up on the same week to get it in a couple months.
     
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