entry level driver training

Audio mailbag: Minimum interstate age should be 18, insurance barriers to new owner-operatorsPodcast

| March 03, 2015

Podcast round-up of some reader voices on minimum interstate driving age, insurance challenges for young owner-operators, hours, parking and more.

READER: Mixed feelings on driver training standards

| February 26, 2015

"There probably should be some minimum standards. But as long as the government is setting them, I am not sure there will be meaningful rules that make sense." --Michael Goodman

Accelerated ‘negotiated rulemaking’ on pre-CDL driver training gets under way in Washington

| February 26, 2015

The 26-member Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee began proceedings Thursday, Feb. 26 with its first meeting in Arlington, Va., taking on the task to negotiate the terms of a proposed rulemaking for pre-CDL entry-level ...

Entry-level driver training committee members, first meeting announced

| February 10, 2015

The first meeting of the advisory committee is scheduled for Feb. 26-27 in D.C.; among members is owner-operator Bryan Spoon of North Carolina. NPRM hoped for by end of year.

Armchair experts abound

| January 05, 2015

With establishment of the Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee under way, "let's remember...that having someone with direct personal experience is always better than someone who is 'book smart' on the task at hand..."

Driver training: Observations from the peanut gallery

| December 12, 2014

Entry level driver training standards are "on the table ... it absolutely will affect the future of the entire industry. And it needs to be changed... So says the outsider. My job for the day ...

FMCSA takes next step in entry-level driver training rule with ‘negotiated rulemaking’ plan

| December 09, 2014

The agency will formally announce this week a plan to form a “negotiated rulemaking” or “reg neg” committee made up of regulators, carriers, licensing agencies, training organizations, enforcement groups, labor unions, safety groups and others.

FMCSA to survey new CDL holders for long-awaited driver training rule

| November 06, 2014

The agency announced this week its intentions to survey recently licensed truck operators as part of the data gathering process in producing an entry level driver training rule.

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