Standard for Entry-level Driver Training Delayed
The Department of Transportation (DOT) has delayed the enforcement of a new entry-level driver training standard until May 22. The rule was originally expected to take effect on Feb. 6, but the compliance date of Feb. 7, 2020, remains the same. The delay is a result of the Trump administration’s ongoing regulatory review.
The training standard will create national minimum training standards for entry-level truck and bus drivers who seek a commercial driver license. However, the DOT anticipates that many entities that currently provide training will be able to comply with the new requirements.