FMCSA Taking First Steps in Developing Entry-Level Driving Requirements

Published: Aug 21, 2014
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For years the trucking industry has discussed the importance of entry-level training. Currently there are no entry-level requirements for new drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is finally taking steps in that direction and said that it will “seek input from stakeholders on what a possible training rule should look like, but will gather that input a little differently than it typically does.”

The good news is that the Administration will try to use “negotiated rulemaking”. In other words, there will be a moderator, called a convener, between the Administration and the stakeholder. The convener will come up with a comprehensive report about the main needs of the stakeholders, which the FMCSA will use when developing the final rule.

OOIDA supports FMCSA’s initiative because it “believes entry-level driver training can make significant improvements to highway safety.”

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Victor Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving two combat tours. As president of Lance Surety, he now focuses on educating and assisting small businesses throughout the country with various license and bond requirements. Victor graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Business Administration and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.