U.S. DOT will investigate CDL program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An ongoing federal investigation of the Illinois commercial driver’s licence program is looking into alleged fraudulent issuing of commercial drivers’ licences to drivers in two states: Illinois and Florida.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s acting deputy administrator, Julie Cirillo, has announced that a panel of transportation experts are to review the Illinois commercial driver’s licence (CDL) program.

The panel was created in response to Illinois Governor George Ryan’s request to review the state’s CDL and driver safety programs.

“Safety is our Number-1 priority, and this action is designed to ensure that all drivers are safe and qualified to operate commercial vehicles,” Cirillo said.

“We look forward to working with the Governor’s Office to ensure the safety of the Illinois CDL program,” the administration’s chief said. n

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