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October 7, 2011



Sacramento --Time is running out for drivers who plan to obtain a commercial driver license at the Escondido Commercial Driver License (CDL) office. The facility, at 2869 Progress Place, no longer meets newly implemented federal guidelines for commercial testing, so the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is permanently closing it at 5 p.m. on October 26, 2011.

Customers, who have been conducting business at the Escondido office since it opened in 2004, will be able to enjoy the same quality service at the following locations:  

                        Spring Valley DMV                              San Bernardino DMV
                        1901 Jamacha Road                         110 West Central Avenue
                        El Cajon, CA 93955                            San Bernardino, CA 92408
The Escondido office processed 1, 077 transactions during the 2010 fiscal year. Employees who work at this office will be reassigned to other DMV offices.

CDL offices specifically work with drivers, who are hired to transport passengers, pull double and triple trailers and haul hazardous materials

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With the new “DMV NOW” Smartphone applications for the Android and iPhone, customers on the go are now able to make appointments, find a local field office, and take sample driving tests among many other options.

And, customers making advance appointments will automatically receive a courtesy reminder call three days in advance of their scheduled appointment. DMV’s “Appointment Notify” telephone system reminds customers about the date, time, field office location and type of appointment.

Don’t Stand In Line, Go Online! Doing business with the DMV has never been easier. The DMV offers an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its Web site (, including online appointments for written and drive tests; vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates, changes of address and payment of fees via secure debit transactions. Customers can also effect transactions by calling DMV customer service at (800) 777-0133. DMV is a department under the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.

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