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District Offices
Toll Free: 1-800-287-0614
Ford City
312 Ford St.
Ford City, PA 16226-1212
Tel: 724-763-3222
FAX: 724-763-9788
Staff: Abigail Major (Chief of Staff),
Marissa DeLorenzo,

Hours: Mon- Wed and Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Thurs. 12 pm - 7 pm.

Sarver Office
612 South Pike Road #106
Sarver, PA 16055
Phone: (724) 295-2200
Fax: (724) 295-2322  

Staff: Zachary Reigh,
Marcia Fox

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    

Capitol Office
216 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202060
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2060
Tel: 717-783-5327
Fax: 717-260-6511
Staff: Erica Godsey, 
The Honorable Jeff Pyle,
CDL License/Permit Changes
Act 49 of 2015, which makes changes to requirements for those with a commercial driver license (CDL) was signed into law at the end of October, goes into effect on Dec. 21. The majority of the changes were actually prompted by changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules.

The new law affects both license and permit holders. The more significant changes highlighted are as follows:

 • The time period for annual physical and vision examination requirements for school bus drivers has been extended from every 12 months to every 13 months. 
 • Codes used to describe CDL classifications, endorsements and restrictions will change, and a listing of the new codes will be added in December to the Department of Transportation website found at
 • All new CDL applicants and current holders required to renew or make any changes or upgrades to their CDL will need to do so in person. License holders are required to prove citizenship or legal presence in the form of a birth certificate, passport, naturalization documents or current immigration documents in person. The requirement to prove citizenship or legal presence for permanent residents and citizens will only need to be done once as a notation will be made on the customer’s record confirming the verification was made and the date it was made. 
 • Residency documents will be required initially, at renewal and any time an address change occurs. Proof of residency can be accomplished by providing tax records, lease agreements, mortgage documents, W-2 form, current weapons permit, current utility bills (water, gas, electric, cable, etc.), a letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation or current license. 
  If a driver applicant wants to remove any of the restrictions on his or her current license, the applicant may not have to retake the complete skills tests. The state may administer a modified test which will include a knowledge test and skills test depending on the restriction to be removed. The applicant’s permit will reflect the needed testing. 
 • Any Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) issued on or after Dec. 21 will be valid for no more than 180 days. Additionally, if a permit expires or was renewed once and needs to be renewed again, all knowledge tests must be retaken. 
 • Training permits (a precursor to the learner’s permit) will no longer be issued to school bus drivers.  
 • The 15-day training period will be reset any time an endorsement or restriction removal is added to a permit, if it also requires a skills test. This includes existing CDL holders. 
 • A CLP will not be issued to anyone who does not hold a current and valid driver’s license.
For more information go to PennDOT’s website at and type “CDL” in the search bar.