FMCSA proposes minimum training requirements for certain CMV drivers
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing required training standards for entry-level drivers seeking a commercial driver’s license to operate large trucks and buses.
FMCSA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the March 7 Federal Register. To submit a comment, which are due April 6, visit www.regulations.gov and search for docket number “FMCSA-2007-27748.”
Required training would apply to the following:
- First-time applicants for CDLs
- Drivers who already possess CDLs but seek a license upgrade or additional endorsement
- Previously disqualified CDL holders who seek to reacquire a license
According to FMCSA, individuals would be subject to proposed entry-level driver training requirements and would need to finish a course provided by an organization that meets the following criteria:
- Meets minimum qualifications for training providers
- Embraces the curriculum
- Is included as a listing on FMCSA’s proposed Training Provider Registry
- Electronically submits training certificate for each person who completes training to FMCSA
The compliance date would take effect three years after the publication of the final rule, if applicable.