Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a person may operate a commercial motor vehicle in this State if the person has received a waiver of the commercial driver license requirements from the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation or the licensing authority of any other state, has a commercial driver license issued by any state in accordance with minimum federal standards for the issuance of commercial motor vehicle driver licenses, or has a commercial driver license issued by any other jurisdiction in accordance with minimum standards which are substantially similar to the standards in the federal "Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986," Pub. L. 99-570 (49 U.S.C. s. 2701 et seq.) and this act. This section shall apply only if the person's driving privilege is not suspended or revoked or cancelled in this State or in the jurisdiction that issued the commercial driver license, and the person is not disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle, or subject to an "out of service" order.