Lincoln Circuit Clerk: Commercial Driver’s License process changes Oct. 1
Published 2:04 am Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Beginning Oct. 1 all Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders will be required to submit their documentation, such as but not limited to: medical certification; self-certification; CDL application form, etc. by first class mail, hand delivered to the Department of Transportation in Frankfort, or by using the new “My CDL Portal” online at http://mycdl.ky.gov, and create a Kentucky Business One Stop (KBOS) account. You will have to create a user ID and password to use the “My CDL Portal” online option, which is only required to set up one time.
“I regret that my office will no longer be able to fax or email your documents to DOT, as they will no longer be accepted,” said Lincoln County Circuit Clerk Teresa Reed. “DOT will not be accepting any documents by fax or email from anyone regarding CDLs as of Oct. 1.”
A press release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet details the state’s exclusive electronic method of receiving CDL documents, which gives commercial drivers 24-7 access to an online document portal:
“Having launched My CDL – the Commonwealth’s document portal for commercial drivers – in May, to maximize efficiency and improve customer satisfaction, the Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing (DDL) is now establishing the My CDL Portal as the exclusive electronic means of receiving paperwork from commercial drier’s license (CDL) holders. To Complete CDL applications and self-certifications online and to upload pictures of medical examiners’ certificates and waivers, commercial drivers need to visit My CDL: Kentucky CDL Document Portal, which is accessible at http://drive.ky.gov.
With the demanding schedules prevalent among the trucking industry, commercial drivers are already enjoying 24-7 access to My CDL, which provides the convenience of submitting paperwork via any smartphone, PC, laptop or tablet. Upon submitting paperwork via the portal, My CDL users receive email confirmation of document receipt, and within 10 days, users are alerted via email whethee their reviewed documents meet federal guidelines or require further attention.
“My CDL eliminates the guesswork of document submission for our CDL customers as well as saves them time and money,” said Matt Cole, director fo the Division of Driver Licensing. “In addition to providing a modernized, secure, convenient service for our 136,000 CDL holders, the document portal also reduces manual processes for the Division of Driver Licensing. This presents our team of employees opportunity to support customers and time to review CDL document submissions wthin the 10 days the federal government allows.”
First-time users of MY CDL are intially redirected to the Kentucky Business One Stop (KBOS) portal to create a KBOS account. users then gain admittance to the My CDL portal, where they can begin processing their CDL paperwork. A tutorial for navigating My CDL is available at https://youtu.be/ASVTd3c48U0, and My CDL quick reference guides are accessible at http://bit.ly/2gc7xwK.
While visiting http://drive.ky.gov to connect to the CDL document portal, CDL holders can also file trucking taxes, renew vehicle registrations, purchase temporary permits and perform additional functions electronically.
CDL customers who wish to continue using a nonelectronic method of submiting mandatory documents may visit any of the DDL’s regional field offices for the Department of Vehicle Regulations’ One-Stop shop in Frankfort or mail CDL paperwork to the Division of Driver Licensing, 200 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40622. Field office locations can be found at drive.ky.gov.
CDL holders may continue to submit documents via email or fax through Oct. 1, at which time the DDL will institute My CDL as the sole method of accepting paperwork electronically.
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