Business, Logistics, TCA

Ohio Career Center Expands Trucking Classes to Meet Growing Job Needs

student driver Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Butler Tech’s popular commercial trucking program is expanding to Clermont County in Ohio as part of a recently announced expansion of its truck driver training program.

Michael D. Clark | Journal-News (Hamilton, Ohio)
January 8, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Florida School District to Open CDL Driving Pad

Driver behind the wheel Corey Gray

The Marion County (Fla.) School District’s CDL program is about to hit a new gear now that a newly constructed truck driving pad is poised to open Jan. 10.

Joe Callahan | Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner
January 6, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Proposes Adding Location Flexibility to CDL Testing Process

FMCSA A driver in training at a CDL school. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a proposed rule July 24 meant to ease the process for people pursuing a commercial driver license.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2019
Government, Business

FMCSA Proposes Rule to Add Flexibility to CDL Skills Testing

Driver and trainer A student trains behind the wheel with his instructor. (Roadmaster Drivers School)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a rule that would increase flexibility for the skills test process for those seeking a commercial driver license.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 27, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Touts Introduction of Interstate Driving Legislation

young driver behind the wheel Luke Sharrett/ Bloomberg News

American Trucking Associations has strongly praised the introduction in the 116th Congress of a bill designed to facilitate interstate driving for truckers younger than 21.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 1, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Virginia Passes Law Aimed at Mitigating Wait Times for CDL Testing

cdl TT File Photo

The Virginia Legislature passed a law that will allow the state’s private commercial driver training schools and community colleges to hire third-party commercial driver license testers to help reduce skills-testing delays.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2019
Government, Business

Skills Testing Delays Cost US Economy $1.5 Billion, CVTA Study Says

A Truck Training America student takes a skills test in Kentucky. A Truck Training America student drives through the Kentucky State Police CDL test track and road course in Louisville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Commercial driver skills testing delays are responsible for $1.5 billion in annual economic losses for the U.S. economy and more than 6.4 million days of delays for new drivers, according to new research commissioned by the Commercial Vehicle Training Association.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 10, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Most States Don't Experience CDL Skills Test Delays, FMCSA Survey Shows

CDL Skills-Test Delays A student approaches a truck during a commercial driver license class at Lake Cumberland CDL Training School in Mount Sterling, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The large majority of states are experiencing few delays in scheduling entry-level truck drivers for their skills tests, according to a new congressionally mandated survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 19, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

California Approves a 15-hour Minimum Driver Training Requirement for CDLs

Student driver gets instruction in cab Smith & Solomon

California legislators have passed a bill requiring that entry-level truck drivers spend at least 15 hours in training behind the wheel to be eligible for a commercial driver license.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 15, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: A Sensible Way to Lower the CDL Age Requirement

For interstate carriers, allowing younger drivers to earn a CDL would vastly widen the pool of drivers and limit the loss of candidates to other careers. And that’s why some legislators are seeking a solution.

Laura McMillan | Vice President of Training Development, Instructional Technologies Inc.
September 17, 2018