Wisconsin DMV puts temporary waiver in place to get help get more school bus drivers

the DMV is waiving the ‘under the hood' engine components portion of the license test until the end of March.

WISCONSIN (WKBT) – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles is implementing a temporary waiver.

The hope is to get more school bus drivers back on the road.

School districts state-wide are dealing with a bus driver shortage.

To recruit more drivers, the DMV is waiving the ‘under the hood’ engine components portion of the license test.

That waiver lasts until the end of March.

All other components of the written and road tests will remain in place.

The DMV also sent a letter to nearly 1,000 former drivers who let their school bus license lapse encouraging interested drivers to renew their endorsement.

Drivers receiving a CDL under this temporary waiver are permitted to operate intrastate school buses only.

“With the critical shortage of school bus drivers in Wisconsin, we hope these steps will support new and returning drivers to get behind the wheel and ensure all students have convenient, safe transportation to their local schools,” DMV Administrator Kristina Boardman said.