driver training

Per Trump order, FMCSA delays new driver training rule

Prompted by a Jan. 20 order issued by President Trump, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish a notice Feb. 1 officially delaying the effective date of a new rule establishing national truck driver training standards.

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California bill would add behind-the-wheel training minimum for new truckers

The bill would require 30 hours of driving for a Class A CDL. The bill would restore the requirements proposed by FMCSA last May but not adopted in the agency's final driver training standards rule published in December. But they'd only apply to California-based applicants.

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FMCSA establishes training standards, curriculum for new truck operators

New training standards for entry-level truck operators have been finalized by the U.S. Department of Transportation and will become requirements on February 7, 2020. In addition to a required core classroom curriculum, the rule establishes a registry of FMCSA-approved trainers.

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Truck operators to take on most of driver training rule costs, per FMCSA figures

Drivers themselves will bear the bulk of the rule’s costs, according to FMCSA’s calculations. The 30-day period for owner-operators and other industry stakeholders to file formal comments ends in a week.

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Owner-ops: Carrier rewarding system a way to help big carriers, ice out small ones

More concerns and questions were raised than praise given Tuesday at an FMCSA hearing intended to gather carrier and trucking industry stakeholder input on the potential establishment of a program to reward carriers who go above and beyond minimum requirements of federal safety rules.

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C.R. England amends training program, raises pay for trainees

C.R. England has announced changes in its training programs and an associated pay increase of more than 12 percent for drivers in the company's Phase 2 training program.

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Another major carrier seeking exemption from certain driver training regs

CRST has applied for an exemption from the regulation that requires a CDL holder to be seated in the front seat of the truck while a commercial learner’s permit holder operates the truck.

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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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Hours exemptions ‘running rampant,’ says TCA’s Heller, FMCSA still working on 34-hour restart study

Heller also touched on the latest happenings with a speed limiter mandate, entry-level driver training rule, another carrier scoring system and more on hours of service changes.

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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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