News roundup, April 1: FMCSA issues waiver allowing certain CLP holders to drive without direct supervision
FMCSA issues waiver giving CLP holders more driving flexibility
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a temporary waiver on March 28 for commercial learner’s permit holders, allowing them to drive commercial vehicles without a CDL holder in the front seat of the truck. A CDL holder still has to be present somewhere in the truck under the waiver, however.
The waiver also only applies to CLP holders who have “possession of evidence from the testing jurisdiction, including an authorized third-party tester, that the CLP holder has passed the CDL driving skills test,” the waiver says.