OMB concludes review of entry-level driver training proposed rule

Approval sets rule in final steps prior to publication

Posted February 22, 2016

On February 18, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) completed its review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) entry-level driver training proposal.

The OMB review is one of the final steps prior to the publication of the proposed regulation in the Federal Register.

The proposal is the result of a negotiated rulemaking process that included recommendations from a committee comprised of a cross-section of motor carrier interests including training organizations, the bus and trucking industries, law enforcement, labor unions, and safety advocates.

The Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC) recommended to FMCSA that entry-level drivers complete a training program prior to completing the skills test for a Class A or Class B commercial driver’s license.

ELDTAC recommended that core curricula for the training program include theory/knowledge and behind-the wheel segments, with training provided by a training provider listed on an FMCSA-administered registry.


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