Iowa DOT News

Commercial Driver’s License holders offered relief during COVID-19 response

ANKENY, Iowa – March 23, 2020 – Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders in Iowa who have an expired medical examiner’s certificate or a certificate that is about to expire will not have their CDL downgraded during the COVID-19 emergency.

In addition, Iowa’s disaster emergency proclamation signed on March 17, declared that any driver’s license that expired Jan. 16 or later will not be enforced during the emergency period. That means that CDL holders can still continue to operate even if their license expired during the dates covered.

These moves are being made to support the movement of freight to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and reduce the number of people who need to come into an Iowa DOT facility in an effort to protect the health and safety of our customers and staff.

Additional guidance for CDL holders can be found here.


Contact: Melissa Spiegel at  515-681-6597 or [email protected]


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