DMV to Expand Commercial Driver Testing Slots, Hoping to Relieve Port Backlog

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A motion   is posted successful  beforehand   of a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) bureau    successful  Corte Madera, Calif., connected  May 9, 2017. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A motion is posted successful beforehand of a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) bureau successful Corte Madera, Calif., connected May 9, 2017. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES— The authorities Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced Nov. 10 it volition boost its capableness to administer commercialized driving tests, hoping to alleviate the backlog of goods astatine the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports by expanding the fig of motortruck drivers connected the road.

The DMV volition statesman offering Saturday commercialized driving trial appointments astatine 3 much offices—in Fullerton, Montebello and Winnetka.

The determination volition bring the wide fig of Saturday trial sites to 15, according to the DMV.

The bureau is besides grooming much unit to administer the trial and redeploying examiners to areas with the top demand.

“There is simply a existent request to summation the fig of harmless motortruck drivers successful California to transport goods,” DMV Director Steve Gordon said successful a statement. “Our extremity is to springiness everyone who needs to instrumentality a trial for a commercialized driver’s licence the accidental to beryllium tested wrong 30 days if they
meet the requirements. Depending connected the location, prospective commercialized drivers tin get an assignment for a trial wrong a week.”

According to the DMV, the bureau administers astir 5,000 commercialized driving tests each period statewide. With the caller Saturday offices and redeployment of resources, the bureau hopes to adhd different 4,700 appointments each month.

DMV officials noted that the highest request for the tests is successful the Los Angeles area.

City News Service

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