Category Archives: training

CDL guidance for states

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued Regulatory Guidance Concerning the Issuance of Commercial Learner’s Permits. FMCSA announced today regulatory guidance clarifying that State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) may agree to facilitate the commercial learner’s permit (CLP) application process and to administer the … Continue reading

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Finally, a Final rule

Entry Level Driver Training After several delays, FMCSA has finally published the Final rule on Entry Level Driver Training. All training providers and jurisdictions must comply with the rule prior to February 7, 2020. This is a major accomplishment since leaders … Continue reading

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Minimum training standards proposed

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposes new training standards for certain individuals: applying for their initial commercial driver’s license (CDL); an upgrade of their CDL (e.g., a Class B CDL … Continue reading

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Drum roll, please

We are proud to announce (drum roll, please) that Bumper to Bumper, The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations, is now available on Kindle. Yes, you can now read Bumper to Bumper on a Kindle. Not only that, you can download free apps from … Continue reading

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ELDTAC Achieves Consensus – CVTA

At last, an important agreement has been reached regarding mandated training standards. ELDTAC Achieves Consensus – CVTA. Now rulemaking can move forward.

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Bumper to Bumper: The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations: Mike Byrnes and Associates.: 9780962168765: Amazon.com: Books

Have you got this book in your cab? Not only thorough and helpful but enjoyable to read. And, ranked #10 on amazon.com. Bumper to Bumper: The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations: Mike Byrnes and Associates.: 9780962168765: Amazon.com: Books. Don’t have … Continue reading

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Fraudulent CDL exam scheme used cameras, Bluetooth pencils, DOT reports | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking Magazine

This is cheating on so many levels Fraudulent CDL exam scheme used cameras, Bluetooth pencils, DOT reports | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking Magazine.

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Here we go again?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it is exploring the feasibility of conducting a negotiated rulemaking (Reg Neg) concerning entry-level training for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). A “reg neg” allows interested parties to participate in the … Continue reading

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Local boy makes good

We are so proud to announce that John Spofford, a driver for Premier Crude of Corpus Christi, Texas, is a finalist in the Randall-Reilly 2014 Mike O’Connell Memorial Trucking’s Top Rookie program. John trained at Corpus Christi’s Del Mar College … Continue reading

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Scam alert

The American Trucking Associations passes along this scam alert: For the past two weeks an individual identifying himself as Larry Davis is calling Truck Driving schools representing that he is a recruiter for Knight Transportation, gleaning names of students from … Continue reading

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