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FMCSA proposes compliance extension for two facets of ELDT

Rule set to take effect February 7, 2020

Posted July 19, 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a proposal to extend by two years the compliance date for two provisions of the entry-level driver training (ELDT) rule set to take effect February 7, 2020.

The proposed two-year extension, to February 7, 2022, would delay the date by which training providers must begin uploading driver-specific training certification information into the Training Provider Registry (TPR), an electronic database that will contain entry-level driver training (ELDT) information.

It would also delay the date by which State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) must confirm that applicants for a commercial driver’s license (CDL) have complied with ELDT requirements prior to taking a specified knowledge or skills test.

The extension, FMCSA said, would allow for additional time to complete development of the electronic interface that will receive and store ELDT certification information from training providers and transmit that information to the SDLAs.

An extension would also provide SDLAs with sufficient time to modify their information technology systems and procedures, as necessary, to accommodate their receipt of driver-specific ELDT data from the TPR.

The public can offer comments on the proposal for up to 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Comments can be submitted at the Federal eRulemaking Portal at docket number FMCSA-2007-27748.

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