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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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Boldly breaking laws others aren’t allowed to break

Wendy back on the licensing soapbox -- "It is fundamentally against the law to practice any profession that requires a state-tested license without completing that license process."...

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10,000 vets have earned CDLs through FMCSA’s military waiver program

More than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel have taken advantage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Military Skills Test Waiver Program, the agency recently announced.

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Congress considering pilot program for CDL holders younger than 21 to haul interstate

U.S. Sen. Deb Fisher has introduced legislation that would allow a pilot program for CDL holders younger than 21 to do interstate hauling and delivery.

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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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