FMCSA Taking First Steps in Developing Entry-Level Driving Requirements
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.”
Read the full article in Land Line Magazine.