CDL

FMCSA proposes rule to help military veterans obtain CDL, get into trucking industry

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking to make it easier for current and former military personnel to obtain a commercial learner’s permit or CDL with two regulatory changes.

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FMCSA unveils driver training rule proposal, sets up core curriculum and more for pre-CDL drivers

The DOT released today a proposed rule that would establish a standard curriculum for new truckers receiving their CDL, require minimum driving time during training and set up a registry of FMCSA-approved driver training entities.

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A view on increasing safety through training in wake of historic Indiana bridge’s destruction

"It’s difficult to imagine how a driver could earn a CDL without understanding weights and how they pertain to axles, gross weight and bridge laws." --Ellen Voie

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Another medical certification cautionary tale: Eric Toms’ cancelled CDL privileges

Eric Toms' medical certification lapsed by just one week early in 2015 -- late in the year, when he went to renew his CDL, he found it had been cancelled, without word one from the DMV.

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Oregon looking to give one-year commercial learner’s permits

The Oregon Department of Transportation has requested an exemption from a portion of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s commercial learner’s permit requirement.

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Truckers Against Trafficking: The learning process continues

With the state of Ohio putting anti-human trafficking training into their CDL training standards, Wendy explores driver reactions both positive and negative.

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Crime report: Trucker sentenced for transporting minor in prostitution case, another CDL scheme busted

A trucker has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for transporting a minor, as part of a prostitution ring, across state lines, and another scheme to sell Class A CDLs to unqualified operators has been busted.

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I have boots that are older than 18 years

"If the industry wants to raise training standards to that of the military, then having 18-year-old interstate drivers would be fine. But until there is real change... 18-year-olds driving interstate is a bad idea."

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A safer, more sensible CDL entry path

The current prohibition on interstate driving for 18-20-year-old CDL holders does only so much to promote safety.

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Sleep apnea twilight zone in California: The strange trials of Greg Price

Price's story illustrates that when faced with a bureaucratic mistake, followed quite clearly by bureaucratic insolence, persistence for what is right and correct and true can ultimately win the day.

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