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Commercial learner permits getting extension due to truck driver shortage

The state announced on Wednesday that it has extended the validity of commercial learner permits from six-months to one year.

That extension comes as an effort to reduce barriers and support the commercial truck driving industry grows.

There’s a major shortage across the U.S. of commercial drivers. Many hope that by extending learner’s permits – it will help.


“The need for new commercial drivers is critical so we are doing all we can to facilitate the licensing of qualified applicants,” said Mark J.F. Schroeder, DMV Commissioner and Chair of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. “By extending the validity of the commercial learner permit from six months to one year, we are streamlining the process and making it easier and less costly for those who would have to renew to get on the road.”

Commercial Learner Permits will now be valid for 365 days. Anyone with a six-month document that has an expiration date on, or before June 26, 2023 will be given the option to renew for 180 days.



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