entry-level driver training

Government, Business, Equipment

ELDT Filling Classrooms, Causing Extra Paperwork

FMCSA driver training banner on Twitter Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration via Twitter

Driver training schools are adjusting to new federal entry-level requirements that took effect Feb. 7, determining how the rules affect the candidates as well as the schools.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2022
Government, Equipment, Safety

N.H. Removes Entry-Level Driver Technicality

Getty image of truck on a driving course Without the new law, New Hampshire would not have been in compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations. (gk-gmt/Getty Images)

A New Hampshire law preventing licensing of new entry-level truck drivers has been changed with the governor’s signing of immediate legislation to comply with new federal requirements.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA to Announce Two-Year Delay in Implementing ELDT Rule

Truck Training America student driver practices behind the wheel A Truck Training America student practices behind the wheel at the Truck Training America commercial driving school in Shepherdsville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Federal trucking regulators are nearing completion of a formal notice that they plan to delay implementation of the Entry Level Driver Training rule by up to two years after it was set to go into effect on a limited basis Feb. 7.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ELDT Compliance Urged Despite FMCSA’s Proposed Delays

Student drivers look under a truck's trailer New truck drivers have until Feb. 7, 2020, to comply with the requirements outlined in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rule on ELDT. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Despite proposed delays regarding certain parts of the federal Entry Level Driver Training rule, commercial driver license training schools shouldn’t dawdle as the rule’s upcoming effective date nears, according to training expert Jim Butler.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Proposes Two-Year Delay of Entry-Level Driver Training Rule Due to IT Glitches

Student driver approaches truck A student approaches a tractor trailer during a CDL class in Kentucky in 2014. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Federal trucking regulators have proposed a two-year delay for compliance with certain provisions in the Entry Level Driver Training rule to allow more time for development of the secure electronic transfer of information to the certified training provider registry and state driver licensing agencies.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 17, 2019
Government, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Electronic IT System Glitch Expected to Delay Portion of Driver Training Rule

Student driver truck FMCSA is working on a temporary fix to solve the glitch that is delaying full implementation of the new Entry Level Driver Training rule. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration electronic information system glitch is delaying full implementation of the Entry Level Driver Training rule, an agency spokesman confirmed.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 20, 2019
Government, Business

Instructional Technologies Offers New Entry-Level Training System

Driver behind the wheel John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Instructional Technologies Inc. announced the availability of its On Ramp entry-level driver training system to help commercial driver license schools meet the new federal entry-level driver training standards that go into effect in February.

April 30, 2019