CDL

C.R. England says goal in driver training exemption to get qualified truck operators working sooner

The only new entrant drivers that fall under the exemption, England says, are those who have completed all necessary skills tests and written tests and who have a commercial learner's permit, but simply haven’t been to their home state “to stand in a line at the DMV,” England said, to receive their CDL.

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Bad ideas and agendas

“We're from the gubmint, and we're here to help.” --FMCSA (apocryphal) ... Wendy: "No thanks. Your kind of 'help' is what will destroy us all."

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ICYMI: Putting a MATS badge to further use

I'm visiting old friends in New Jersey (near Philly) the first few days of this week. Back at it full bore no later than Thursday. Nonetheless, I've been meaning to share a blog post by my colleague over at CCJ, Jack Roberts, who also does a large majority of the equipment writing/test-drives that appear in Overdrive.  The post is an elaboration on an anecdote he shared with me shortly after MATS this year about the fortuitous circumstances ...

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Driver training: Introducing Bryan Spoon, owner-operator on the rulemaking committee

A podcast conversation with owner-operator and ELDTAC member Bryan Spoon; and DOT's Foxx asks "What if it all stops?", says the Onion.

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Podcast: Entry level driver training conversations following rulemaking committee meeting

Will traditional training approaches survive the Entry Level Driver Training rulemaking? If statutory language is any indication, it's likely. Voices on training standards/practices in this podcast.

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How to engage potential drivers who are slipping away

A safe, practical graduated CDL program ... could bring more qualified drivers with long-term career potential, while screening out more of those who are better suited to four wheels than 18.

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What is an entry-level driver?

Will traditional training approaches survive an ELDT rulemaking? This and other issues were explored in the first meeting of the Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee.

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FMCSA to press states on CDL program compliance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking approval for an information collection request in which it plans to question states on their progress of complying with Congressionally required upkeep of CDL-issuing agencies.

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More from former driver, military logistics pro on small fleet for driving vets

Military veteran Rob Ahlers talks further about his mission establishing small fleet MSR Transport Services, planning to lease trucks to FedEx and Panther driven by military veterans.

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Daimler seeking CDL exemption for global trucks division head, citing German CDL

Daimler has filed an application of exemption with FMCSA asking it to waive the requirement that Daimler Trucks’ global head Wolfgang Bernhard be required to obtain a U.S. commercial driver’s license to test drive the company’s trucks in the U.S.

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