New York State Commercial Drivers License (147235)
Credit: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding commercial drivers across the state that all Commercial Learner Permit and Commercial Driver License holders must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residence or temporary legal presence, and proof of New York residency upon renewal of a driver license as well as all non-duplicate CLP/CDL transactions.

The new requirements took effect June 18 and are from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The agency requires submission of additional proofs of identification in person. Current commercial drivers can no longer renew their permits and licenses by mail and must appear in person at a DMV office.

“We’ve been working with industry and our partners at the state and federal levels to roll out these and other new federal requirements for commercial drivers as smoothly as possible,” said DMV Deputy Commissioner Tim Lennon. “Commercial drivers are extremely important to New York’s economy, and we are working everyday to ensure that our state is in full compliance with these federal regulations.”

Go to the New York State DMV website for more information.