WASHINGTON, D.C. — On November 24, the Transportation Security Administration published amendments to the background check requirements for CDL hazmat endorsements, according to the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA). Among other things, the rules (1) extend the deadline for states to implement fingerprint-based background checks of individuals seeking to renew or transfer CDL hazmat endorsements to May 31, 2005; (2) maintain the January 31 deadline for states to implement fingerprint-based background checks for individuals seeking new CDL hazmat endorsements; (3) revise and clarify the list of offenses that disqualify a person from holding a hazmat endorsement, including removing simple drug possession as a disqualifying offense; and (4) allow certain non-permanent aliens to hold hazmat endorsements.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials

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