Regulation Impacts All CDL Holders
All CDL holders in Maine are required to update their medical status with Maine BMV each time they renew their CDL license or renew their medical card.
All CDL holders fall into one of four categories:
INTERSTATE NON-EXCEPTED: You drive outside the borders of Maine or further interstate commerce in Maine and are therefore required to have a medical card. Furthering interstate commerce would be transporting a load that came from outside the borders of Maine, was dropped in Maine and you are transporting the load to its final destination.
INTERSTATE EXCEPTED: You drive outside the borders of Maine or further interstate commerce and are not required to have a medical card because you are exempt per part 390.3(f). These exemptions are not typical of most interstate drivers and this category does not apply to most over the road truck drivers.
INTRASTATE NON-EXCEPTED: You drive only within the borders of Maine but outside 100 air miles. You are therefore required to have a medical card. This would also apply to transporting hazardous materials that require placards, in Maine.
INTRASTATE EXCEPTED: You drive only within the borders of Maine and within 100 air miles of your normal work reporting location, thus you are not required by regulation to have a medical card.
CDL holders should certify to the most restrictive type of driving that they do and are qualified to perform. For example, if you normally drive within Maine and within 100 air miles, but you may drive out of state in the future, you may self-certify as INTERSTATE NON-EXCEPTED.
If you hold a CDL but no longer intend to drive or hold a medical card, you can certify as INTRASTATE-EXCEPTED.
Please feel free to contact the staff at MMTA should you require further assistance with this or any compliance issue.