Will traditional training approaches survive an ELDT rulemaking? This and other issues were explored in the first meeting of the Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee.
A national driver survey relative to training -- and a more in-depth study -- are ongoing, but won't be finished in time for the ELDTAC committee to utilize in work on a negotiated rulemaking.
"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
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 ...
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.
Interviews and information here from active fleet personnel, some of them former drivers, on compensation and other benefits of training, safety and recruiting roles.
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..."
Clark's personal story relative to pay, recruiting and retention on the new North American Trucking Alerts community, advocacy website.
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