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Bill establishes a pilot program that will allow three third-party vendors to administer the test required to obtain a commercial driver license.

Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to speed up the process of getting a commercial driver license by using private third-party vendors to administer the test was advanced by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s legislation would reduce wait times for CDL tests by establishing a pilot program to allow third-party vendors to administer the test. (Flickr)

“Drivers with commercial licenses are in huge demand, but New Jersey can’t keep up with new federal guidelines because our reliance on state-administered tests has created a massive backlog of people waiting to get their licenses,” Senator Oroho said. “This is a common sense solution to speed up the process and get these drivers to work.”

Drivers in New Jersey have some of the longest waits to get their CDL, with some people waiting three months or longer. In the 39 other states that already allow private third-party testing, the wait time is as short as one week.

The legislation, S-2364, establishes a Commercial Driver License Testing Pilot Program and would allow three private, third-party vendors to administer the knowledge and skills tests for commercial licenses. One vendor would be located in the each of the southern, central and northern parts of the state.

Current New Jersey law already allows for third-party testing, but no such program exists because the State never promulgated regulations. This legislation will institute a pilot program until regulations can be formally adopted. Nine months after the pilot begins, the chief administrator of the Motor Vehicle Commission would be required to submit an evaluation to the Governor with recommendations that will facilitate the permanent use of third-party vendors.

“A three-month wait to take a test is too long,” Senator Oroho said. “These drivers have spent the time and money to get the training they need, and we just have get them to the test in a reasonable amount of time so they can begin their careers. Other states are already seeing major reductions in those wait times, so it only makes sense for us to test it out and see if it’s a viable solution for New Jersey.”

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