Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Deadlines Coming For CDL Self-Certification & CARB Filing

The FMCSA announced an extension of the requirement for interstate commercial drivers to carry paper copies of their medical certifications with them while operating a commercial motor vehicle until January 30, 2015.
However, they did NOT extend the deadline to self-certify their status with their State Driver License Agency (SDLA).  That deadline remains January 30, 2014. The FMCSA website has the following FAQ’s to help you meet the new Federal medical certification requirements. The process to self-certify varies from state to state. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators have State-By-State instructions for submitting medical certificates.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) passed regulation requiring nearly all trucks and buses with a gross vehicle weight rating of over 14,000 lbs, operating in California must take steps to reduce their engine emissions. Trucks and buses who are over the 26,000 lb gross vehicle rating with engine years 1996 or newer were required to have a PM filter by January 1, 2014.
CARB will recognize good faith efforts of vehicle owners to comply but actions taken must be reported by January 31, 2014. Not sure if you qualify for an exemption or extension?  Want someone to take care of your reporting for you?  Let TSNA handle it for you so you can focus on the road.
Truck Services of North America works to help you stay informed of situations that may affect you. For more information about any of our other services, contact us at, email or call 803.386.0320.

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