P.O. Box 160
Contact: Mike Horan
RELEASE: August 10, 2006
Notice Regarding School Bus Endorsement Deadline
(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) reminds all New Jersey licensed school bus drivers that federal requirements, mandated under the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act (MCSIA), state that all school bus drivers must obtain an S endorsement on their Commercial Driver License (CDL), in addition to the P passenger endorsement they currently have, no later than September 30, 2006.
The MVC began informing bus drivers of the federal requirement and providing subsequent testing in 2004. To date, more than 30,000 school bus drivers have been tested with over 20,000 S endorsements issued.
School bus drivers must be properly licensed prior to the deadline. If a driver has passed the required tests but has not applied for the S endorsement, he or she must visit an MVC Agency to complete the process. Drivers who wait until the deadline may encounter service delays. For general CDL questions, please call (609) 292-7500 ext #5077. For driver testing questions, please call one of the following regional numbers:
Northern Region (973) 628-6591