Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Months Long Backlog for Commercial DMV Licenses Passes First Committee

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SACRAMENTO – Legislation aimed at reducing a severe backlog at the Department of Motor Vehicles for people desperate to take their commercial driver’s license test was approved in the Assembly Transportation Committee Monday.

AB 301 (Rodriguez/Patterson) is a bi-partisan bill that requires the DMV to test trained truck and bus drivers no more than 7 days after they request an appointment. Some students have waited as long as 12 weeks for a test date, resulting in lost job opportunities and economic activity in California.

The bill also requires DMV to report to the legislature by June 2018 how they plan to achieve the 7-day maximum wait time.

It has the support of countless trucking associations and schools throughout California. The complete list is below.

AB 301 moves to Assembly Appropriations for further consideration.


  • California Trucking Association (sponsor)
  • Commercial Vehicle Training Association (sponsor)
  • Advance Bus & Truck Driving School
  • Advanced Career Institute
  • America Truck Driving School, Inc
  • Britton Trucking Co
  • California Association for Coordinated Transportation
  • California Bus Association
  • California Transit Association
  • City of Fresno
  • City of Fresno Department of Transportation
  • City of Fresno Professional Employees Association
  • Commercial Drivers Learning Center
  • Covenant Transport
  • East Valley College
  • Fresno Chamber of Commerce
  • Fresno County Economic Development Corporation
  • Fresno County Rural Transit Agency
  • Green Valley Truck School
  • Hi-Desert Truck Driving School Inc.
  • Kings County Economic Development Corporation
  • Mid Valley Disposal
  • Modesto Truck Academy
  • P. Steve Ramirez Vocational Training Centers
  • Roadmaster Drivers School
  • Truck Driving Academy Modesto
  • Truck Driving Academy Rancho Cordova
  • Truck Driving Academy Yuba City
  • Truck Nation School
  • United Driving School
  • Universal Truck Driving School, Inc.
  • Vacaville Chamber of Commerce
  • Werner Enterprises
  • West Hills Community College District
  • Western Truck School
  • William M. Maguy School of Education

Assemblyman Rodriguez (D-Pomona) represents the 52nd Assembly District which includes the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and portions of unincorporated Fontana.
Assemblyman Patterson (R-Fresno) represents the 23rd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes communities in Fresno and Tulare County.