New Law Requires Medical Examiner’s Certificate for CDL Drivers

HARRISBURG – Governor Tom Corbett today signed House Bill 1458, which brings Pennsylvania into compliance with new federal rules for driver’s licenses and permits issued to commercial drivers.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently amended federal regulations to require holders of interstate commercial driver’s licenses, or CDLs, to provide a current copy of their Medical Examiner’s Certificate to their state driver licensing agency, if their type of commercial driving requires a physical exam.

Pennsylvania would have risked losing more than $32 million a year in federal highway funding if it did not update its law to comply with the changes.

To read the full text of the bill, visit the General Assembly’s website at

Information on the new law and certification forms can be found online by clicking on the button titled “New CDL Law” at

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