An upcoming requirement for commercial drivers aimed at making the roads safer will go into effect Jan. 30, 2014. That’s when the state’s commercial drivers must meet a federal regulation to report to the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles. Commercial drivers who don’t meet the deadline could risk losing their privilege to drive any vehicle in the state.
Since the regulation became effective in 2012, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has provided two years for commercial drivers to certify whether they drive interstate or intrastate and for what purpose. If required, they must also provide their current DOT medical card to NCDMV by the 2014 deadline.