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Safety Updates

Our latest DOT Compliance Updates. We will update this section regularly so please check back often.

MA REGISTRY EXTENDS MEDICAL SELF-CERTIFICATION DEADLINE TO APRIL

CDL holders have an additional 90 days to comply with federal requirement.

The MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles announced it is extending the January 30 deadline for Commercial Drivers License (CDL) holders to meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's requirement that CDL & Commercial Permit holders provide their licensing jurisdiction with their self-certification information and a copy of the US DOT Medical Certificate. The deadline has been extended by 90 days to April 30, 2014.  CDL holders are encouraged to complete this process online as soon as possible. 

The Registry of Motor Vehicles has made compliance with this rule easy for drivers from the convenience of their home computer.  Visit their web site, www.MassRMV.com; select 'Online Services'.  Scroll down to 'Other'. Select Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Self-Certification. If a driver is providing the Registry with a US DOT Medical Certificate, they must have a copy scanned to their computer as a JPG or PDF file before beginning the transaction. The customer will be asked to upload to the Registry the US DOT Medical Certificate within the transaction.

Additionally, drivers are encouraged to check the status of their self-certification at MassRMV.com.  For a driver to verify their license status including self certification, visit our web site, www.MassRMV.com; select 'Online Services'.  Scroll down to 'Check My Status'. Select 'License Permit Status'.  Enter the authentication information requested, and they will be able to see their license status and their current self-certification status. Failure to complete driver self-certification by April 30, 2014, or failure to re-certify by the self-certification expiration date thereafter, will result in the downgrade of the driver's CDL to a Class D License.

Drivers are advised that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announcement of January 10, 2014 only extends the date that drivers must carry a physical copy of their US DOT Medical Certificate with them for an additional year, until January 30, 2015.