Committee Met To Discuss Truck Driver Training: Working Together To Make Roads Safer

Driver training committee finds consensus on behind-the-wheel time

By David Tanner, Land Line senior editor

In Washington, D.C., a committee tasked with developing recommendations for a rule on entry-level driver training for truck and bus drivers has come to a consensus on language to present to the FMCSA on or before June 15. Among them are a required number of hours behind-the-wheel and the creation of a new national registry for driver trainers.

The Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee – an appointed group of 26 stakeholders in transportation, safety and education – has met for six two-day sessions this year to find consensus as part of a negotiated rulemaking. . . ”

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