Possible Cancellation of Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDLs) --ACTION NEEDED by JAN. 30, 2014
I pray that you are staying warm during our most recent cold
Today, my office received the following communication from Secretary
of State Jesse White's office regarding possible cancellation of Commercial
Driver's Licenses (CDLs). If you are or know of someone holding a CDL please
have them work with the Secretary of State's office to ensure that their license
is not negatively impacted. All applicable contact information is included in
the following communication.
Additionally, please let me remind you of several of the resources
available to you or individuals in your community to help them during the cold
website will provide residents and motorists with information regarding the
status of our roads.
Customers are encouraged to notify ComED as quickly as possible if
they experience an outage.
Customers can text OUT to 26633 to report any
outages and receive restoration information, or they can contact ComED by
As always should you have any questions or concerns please do not
hesitate to contact me.
State Representative - 34th District
OFFICE OF THE
SECRETARY OF STATE
JESSE WHITE ·Secretary of State
The Secretary of State's Office would like to inform you of the
possible cancellation of commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) that will take
effect in late February, 2014.
Per federal regulation, beginning January 30, 2012, but no later
than January 30, 2014, all existing CDL holders must visit a SOS CDL
facility and declare which one of four categories of driving in which they
engage. If the driver engages in interstate driving, the driver must also
provide SOS with a medical certification completed by a physician. If the
CDL holder does not declare their type of driving or, if required, submit a
medical card, SOS is required to cancel the CDL (the driver will retain their
ability to drive a car, but not a commercial motor vehicle).
Currently, 43,000 CDL holders have not complied with this
mandate (approximately 9% of Illinois CDL holders). Any CDL holder that has
not visited a SOS facility by January 30, 2014, will have their CDL privileges
cancelled. Cancellations will be processed in batches in early February,
with all cancellations taking effect on February 28, 2014.
In October 2011, SOS sent a letter to every Illinois CDL holder
informing the drivers of their obligation to appear at a SOS facility to declare
and submit a medical certificate, if engaged in interstate driving. Follow-up
letters to those drivers who had not yet appeared were sent in September and
In addition, the SOS has engaged in substantial outreach to
ensure that all CDL holders are aware of their obligations and possible
cancellation of their CDL privileges, including over 20 separate emails to
approximately two dozen professional organizations whose members include CDL
holders (i.e. Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Trucking Association, Midwest
Truckers etc), presentations at truck and trade shows, communication with the
regional superintendents of education (since most school bus drivers hold CDLs)
and communication with the 25 largest CDL trucking companies in
Please do not hesitate to contact my staff if you have
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