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  • Henry Seaton

Driver training rule delayed a third time

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed for the third time the effective date of its final rule regarding minimum standards for entry-level commercial driver’s license (CDL) training. The action is needed 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, FMCSA said. However, the latest postponement runs only until June 5, perhaps suggesting that the agency's review is nearing the end.

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. In March, FMCSA delayed the effective date again until May 22. For the latest postponement, click here. For the final rule, click here.

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