Commercial Licensing gets Tougher

Some people planning to get their drivers license on Friday may run into new procedures as the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act will brings changes for commercial drivers license holders.
Effective September 30th, states will be required to disqualify the CDL of a person convicted of a major or serious traffic violation.
A 1-year suspension of the CDL will take place for those with offenses such as operating while intoxicated.
But those with school bus licenses will have ones of five years.
"We are if you want to call it flagging those with serious traffic violations and felonies. So we can keep those with bad records from obtaining a commercial license," said Eau Claire DMV Program Supervisor Don Shilts.
For a complete list of the new requirements you can go to the DMV's website at www.dot.wisconsin.gov.


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