entry level driver training

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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At least 30 hours behind the wheel: Pre-CDL driver-training rulemaking committee issues ‘consensus’ recommendation

Two dissenting votes on the committee -- from NASTC and ATA -- open the door for FMCSA to not pursue an training rulemaking, but signs suggest that they will.

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POLL: Ever trained a driver?

This poll looks at the extent to which readers have been involved in pre-CDL driver training, whether through a formal or informal process.

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

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

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READER: Mixed feelings on driver training standards

"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

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

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 driver training requirements.

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Entry-level driver training committee members, first meeting announced

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.

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Armchair experts abound

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..."

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Driver training: Observations from the peanut gallery

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 is done."

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

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.

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