FMCSA delays driver training rule as it’s on the verge of taking effect
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sites IT issues for the delay of a federal rule regarding new truck driver training standards. Details on CCJ.
January 29, 2020
POLL: New driver training rule coming next year — will it impact your own training efforts?
Small fleets/owner-ops who engage new drivers with pre-CDL training: How do you see the Entry Level Driver Training rule’s implementation of pre-CDL course requirements affecting your own training efforts in the new year? The requirements go into effect in February next year.
October 21, 2019
Plenty blame to go around in Colo. tragedy, when the damage is done
Trucker Clifford Petersen on the Colo. disaster: “Let’s build a training program within our industry that the feds will model, because the standards are high, and expectations are even higher. The lives we save may be those of our own families. Those lives may be our own.”
May 6, 2019
FMCSA’s driver training rule takes effect after Trump-brought delays
In addition to establishing a core curriculum required to be taught to CDL applicants and driver trainees, the rule institutes two other key changes: Required behind-the-wheel training and a registry of FMCSA-approved driver trainers from which CDL applicants must receive training.
June 6, 2017
Driver training rule effective date delayed another 60 days due to Trump regs freeze
The effective date of a rule establishing nationwide minimum training standards for entry-level truck drivers has been further delayed due to ongoing regulatory review by President Trump and his staff.
March 20, 2017
Behind-the-wheel training: ‘Arbitrary’ nature of hours minimum doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be one
From Alaska-based driver and trainer Dan Tucker: “Thirty hours of behind-the-wheel training, even for the most intuitive student, is marginal if for no other reason than they can’t possibly encounter and learn from enough varied situations to be adept at handling the next one.”
March 1, 2017
The weak arguments for skimping on behind-the-wheel training
It’s sadly ironic that the agency charged with improving trucking safety would rely on lame excuses to shrug its shoulders at a simple, common-sense way to shore up safety.
February 25, 2017
8 in 10 readers view behind-the-wheel minimum hours crucial for training rule
Recent Overdrive polling makes clear: Most owner-operators believe the 30 hours originally proposed for, though not included in, FMCSA’s final training is insufficient as a minimum, and overall 78 percent believe a minimum of 30 or more is necessary.
February 13, 2017
FMCSA will leverage driver training data to gauge behind-the-wheel minimum, CVTA says
Recent hurdles aside, including calls from various groups for FMCSA to issue a supplemental rule to add a time-based behind-the-wheel requirement, the rule likely will remain as-is through its 2020 implementation date, says Don Lefeve, head of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association.
February 7, 2017
PTDI, others: A behind-the-wheel minimum is ‘critical’ for effective training rule
Just why did FMCSA exclude a behind-the-wheel minimum from its entry level training rule? Answers explored here, with views from another call for the agency to reconsider the rule to include a BTW minimum.
February 2, 2017
POLL: Does the Entry Level Driver Training rule need a behind-the-wheel minimum?
FMCSA’s removal of the behind-the-wheel minimum number of hours in their proposed pre-CDL training rule has caused a stir among drivers, training organizations and others. What’s your view on the rule and whether that minimum (or another) should be included?
February 2, 2017
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.
January 31, 2017
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