WHAT:The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administrator (MDOT MVA), in partnership with the Maryland Motor Truck Association (MMTA), will host a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Information Day to educate the public and potential CDL applicants about what is required to become a CDL holder in Maryland, the skills needed for this very important duty and how they can take the next steps to acquire a CDL.
WHO:, MDOT MVA Administrator and Governor Hogan’s Highway Safety Representative Chrissy NizerLouis Campion, President and CEO, Maryland Motor Truck Association
WHEN:Saturday, March 26, 202211 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE:MDOT MVA Headquarters6601 Ritchie HighwayGlen Burnie, MD 21062
WHY:The past few years, due especially to the COVID-19 pandemic, have brought forward challenges in the trucking industry. MDOT MVA staff and representatives from MMTA, the MDOT State Highway Administration and the MDOT Maryland Transit Administration will be on site to answer questions and provide information, and Marylanders will get the opportunity to learn how they can build a career in commercial driving. Over the past few years, the MDOT MVA has worked to offer more accessibility for prospective CDL holders such as the ability to make same-day appointments due to cancellations and special licensing days to allow more drivers access to testing. Additionally, the agency has improved how CDL holders can conduct their MDOT MVA business. For example, CDL products now have an 8-year expiration date, the same as non-commercial licenses (with the exception of hazmat endorsements), the ability to renew their license online and the ability to electronically submit their medical certificate.