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FMCSA Delays Training Standards — Again

FMCSA Delays Training Standards — Again

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is again delaying implementation of its final rule governing training standards for new commercial drivers license holders until June 5.

The notice will be published in the Federal Register today.

The FMCSA established a final rule that calls for new drivers seeking to obtain a CDL be required to show proficiency in both knowledge and behind-the-wheel training. The final rule was set to go into effect in February of this year, but was delayed due to President Trump’s temporary freeze on pending regulations, requiring FMCSA to delay the rule until May 22.

This delay “is necessary to provide the opportunity for further review and consideration of this new regulation, consistent with the Jan. 20, 2017 memorandum,” FMCSA said.