A driver who holds an out of state CDL has 30 days to get a Montana CDL. During this time, they can go ahead and start working for the school district.
As per MCA 61-5-103. Residency requirement. (1) A person who has resided in Montana for more than 60 consecutive days is considered to be a resident for the purpose of being licensed to operate a motor vehicle and must be licensed under the laws of Montana before operating a motor vehicle.
(2) A person who has resided in Montana for more than 30 consecutive days:
(a) is considered to be a resident for the purpose of being licensed to operate a commercial motor vehicle; and
(b) must be licensed under the laws of Montana before operating any commercial motor vehicle.
(3) The department may issue a commercial driver's license to a person who is not a resident of Montana or domiciled in Montana only if:
(a) the person is domiciled in a foreign country with commercial driver's license standards, as determined by the federal motor carrier safety administration of the department of transportation, that are not similar to the testing and licensing standards provided in 49 CFR, part 383, subparts F, G, and H; or
(b) the person is domiciled in a state that is prohibited by the federal motor carrier safety administration from issuing commercial driver's licenses under 49 CFR 384.405.
You may contact Donell Rosenthal Pupil Transportation Director at (406) 444-3024 or email email@example.com
10th of December, 2013