Federal Motor Carrier medical card waiver extended to Nov. 30, 2021

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Federal Motor Carrier medical card waiver extended to Nov. 30, 2021

For more information: (503) 373-0000, option 1 for information about over-dimension loads; (503) 378-6699 for information about registration services 


Aug. 31, 2021

To ensure that Commercial Motor Vehicle drivers are able to operate during the COVID-19 response, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will continue to offer extensions on Medical Examination Certificate requirements for commercial drivers whose MEC has recently expired.

FMCSA has had a waiver in place since March 2020 to allow commercial driver license holders who are subject to federal rules to continue to hold commercial driving privileges with expired certificates.

The Medical Examiner Certificate (MEC) waiver will be extended as follows:

If a driver certifies a driving type of “non-excepted interstate” and their MEC was valid for a period of 90 or more days and expired on or after June 1, 2021, then a MEC emergency condition waiver will be placed on their record with an expiration date of November 30, 2021. 

Please note:

  • “Non-excepted interstate” drivers whose most recent MEC expired before June 1, 2021, or was valid for a period less than 90 days will not qualify for this new waiver.
  • “Non-excepted intrastate” and “excepted interstate” drivers will not qualify for this new waiver.

More information


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For help determining authorized alternate routes, contact the agency’s Over Dimension Permit Unit, (503) 373-0000, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For current construction and travel information, visit www.tripcheck.com or dial 511.