The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a Final Rule establishing comprehensive national minimum training standards for entry-level commercial truck and bus operators seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or certain endorsements. The standards established in today’s rule address the knowledge and skills necessary for the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles and also establish minimum qualifications for entities and individuals who provide entry-level driver training.
- In addition, the driver training must be obtained from an instructional program that meets qualification standards set forth in the final rule.
- The American Trucking Associations praised the rule for its “common sense” approach to safety.
- This is a major step in advancing highway safety by requiring driver training and ends nearly 25 years of effort to get this rule in place.”
“The American Trucking Associations praised the rule for its “common sense” approach to safety.”