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  • Henry Seaton

Driver training rule delayed again due to regulatory review

FMCSA has further delayed the effective date of its final rule regarding minimum standards for entry-level commercial driver’s license (CDL) training to allow more time to review whether the rule, which was issued during the Obama administration, is consistent with the law or Trump administration policy. After the latest delay, the rule is scheduled to take effect May 22.

The driver training rule originally had been scheduled to take effect February 6, but FMCSA on February 1 extended the effective date until March 21 in response to a January 20 White House memorandum halting the effective date of rules published by the Obama administration but not yet in effect as of January 20. The latest FMCSA postponement is available at The final rule is available at

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