New Entrant testing listening session to be webcast Monday

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Overdrive’s January cover story charted the particulars of gaining and keeping operating authority. The New Entrant test FMCSA is crafting would add yet another step to that process. Find Part 1 of the story via this link.Overdrive’s January cover story charted the particulars of gaining and keeping operating authority. The New Entrant test FMCSA is crafting would add yet another step to that process. Find Part 1 of the story via this link.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s first listening session on the New Entrant testing rule it’s required by the MAP-21 highway bill to complete will be webcast via this page, where you can register for it by providing your name and a valid email address. 

As was reported last week, the rule seeks to put in place a “written exam to test motor carrier applicants for proficient knowledge of safety regulations, standards and orders of the Federal government.” 

In addition to the listening session, the agency has opened a comment period on the rule, requesting points of view from the industry on a host of particular items relative to what the test should include and more. Find a list of specific questions here. 

You can give feedback to FMCSA from off-site by going to regulations.gov and using Docket ID FMCSA-2001-11061.

Comments can also be mailed to the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, D.C., 20590. Comments can also be hand delivered to the same address.

Comments can also be faxed to 202-493-2251.

The January 13 listening session will be held at the American Bus Association’s Marketplace conference at the Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. South, Nashville, Tenn., in Room 202 C from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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