DMV to Return to Port of Long Beach for Motor Carrier Permitting Event

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2022

“Help for Truckers Days” Event Offers a One-Stop Location for Multiple Services

Sacramento – The Department of Motor Vehicles will again join the Port of Long Beach to assist trucking companies and commercial drivers in need of a motor carrier permit during a three-day event from May 24 through May 26.

A motor carrier permit is required for numerous transportation and commercial activities in California, including transporting property for compensation, hauling with a commercial vehicle weighing more than 10,000 pounds, and transporting hazardous materials. Drivers who operate vehicles requiring a commercial driver’s license need the permit as evidence they have registered their California Carrier Identification number with the DMV.

New motor carriers must apply for a permit before they begin operations and can submit the application online. Permit renewals must be completed online. During the event, DMV team members will assist motor carrier permit applicants in completing their renewal and original applications. Team members will also help truckers to verify the status of their permits and provide vehicle registration assistance.

The upcoming event is hosted by the Port of Long Beach in partnership with the Transportation Security Administration and the identity certification firm IDEMIA. The event will be 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., May 24 through May 26 at the Port of Long Beach Terminal Access Center, 1265 Harbor Avenue, Long Beach (southwest corner of Harbor Avenue and West Anaheim Street).

The DMV first teamed up with the Port of Long Beach in December 2021 to offer permitting assistance to 200 commercial truck drivers. The success of the December event and the continued need to help address national supply chain issues have driven the DMV and its partners to offer the event again.

Recognizing the importance in delivering essential services and supplies, the DMV continues to assist commercial drivers. The DMV offers commercial drive tests at 27 locations statewide, including 13 with Saturday appointments. The Department began offering an extra testing day at select locations last year. The DMV also increased the number of staff available to administer the tests and allocates additional examiners to the areas of greatest demand to significantly expand testing capacity and appointment availability.

Recently, the DMV has taken many steps to offer more digital services. Most DMV tasks do not require an office visit. The DMV encourages all customers to use its online services, and other service channels to complete transactions, including eligible driver’s license and vehicle registration renewals. Customers can also use the Service Advisor on the DMV website to complete DMV tasks.

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