NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association recently unveiled two resource documents designed to assist its member companies in navigating the myriad of complex Commercial Driver License (CDL) and Motor Carrier Safety regulations in the United States. The two resource documents were developed by representatives from TransSafe Consulting, which serves as the official consulting firm for NATE on motor carrier and transportation issues.
The CDL & Safety Regulation 50-State Survey chart summarizes each state’s CDL and motor carrier safety regulations. More specifically, it details the vehicle weight thresholds at which each state’s intrastate driver qualification and hours-of-service regulations apply to private motor carriers, and it also lists the minimum age limit for intrastate-only CDL holders in each state. The survey also provides helpful links to each state’s DMV website and citations to each state’s motor carrier safety regulations.
The “Do I Need a CDL Flow Chart” is conveniently designed to help motor carriers and their drivers determine if they need a commercial drivers’ license to operate certain types of vehicles and perform certain types of operations. Designed to be easy to follow, the resource progresses through the steps of the chart to assist companies and employees in determining whether a CDL is required under their specific circumstances.
The CDL & Safety Regulation 50-State Survey and “Do I Need a CDL Flow Chart” resource documents are available to NATE member companies in the members-only section of the website. To access the documents, members are instructed to visit www.natehome.com, enter their unique member ID in the log-in icon in the upper left portion of the website, and visit the Member Resources menu section of the site.