Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDLs)Class A, B, or C Licenses Missouri
Commercial Drivers Licenses are closely regulated by the state and CDL holders aren't given as much leeway as regular drivers. Sometimes, a CDL can be disqualified for things that don't have much of an impact on a regular license.
CDL disqualifications are not eligible for Limited Driving Privileges.Once your CDL privileges are disqualified, you must serve out the full term of the disqualification. However, a CDL disqualification does not always result in the suspension/revocation of your regular, non-commercial driving privileges.
If your CDL is disqualified and your license to operate a regular vehicle is also suspended or revoked, you may be able to obtain Limited Driving Privileges for driving regular, non-commercial vehicles. The suspension/revocation of your non-commercial driving privileges will be dealt with in the same manner as a non-CDL holder. Visit our Start Here Page to learn more about how to deal with the suspension/revocation of your non-commercial driving privileges. For more information on Limited Driving Privileges for non-commercial vehicles, visit our LDP page.
What Can Cause A CDL Disqualification in Missouri?
Failure to Appear Disqualification (Non-Member States): If Missouri CDL driver fails to appear or pay for a traffic ticket received in a non-member state, their CDL privileges will be disqualified upon notification from that state. The disqualification will remain in effect until Missouri receives notification from the non-member state that the driver has taken care of the ticket. Non-member states are AK, CA, MI, MT, OR, WI.
Imminent Hazard Disqualification (not to exceed one year) This type of disqualification occurs when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration determines that a person's driving constitutes an imminent hazard.
COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE MEDICAL CERTIFICATION
All CDL holders must now provide information to the DOR regarding the type of commercial vehicle operation they drive in or expect to drive in. Drivers in certain types of commerce will be required to submit a current medical examiner's certification to the DOR in order to obtain a certified medical status as part of their driving record.
Drivers who are required to provide a medical examiner certificate to the department must carry a copy or the original with them until January 30, 2015.
If you lose your CDL privileges because of non-certification or because your certification has expired, you must obtain a new medical certification and provide it to the DOR. Retesting will not be required unless you voluntarily downgrade your license or you let your CDL remain expired for more than six months.
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