Delay Expected in U.S. Driver Training Standard

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) may be preparing to delay the planned Feb. 7, 2020 rollout of national minimum entry-level training standards for commercial licences.

Some states have yet to adjust their IT systems to interact with the federal system, HDT reported.

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on July 18 has already looked to extend the compliance dates for two key elements – requiring a driver’s training certification to the Training Provider Registry, and limiting skills tests to those who comply with the entry-level training requirements — until Feb. 7, 2022.

When that notice was published, regulators said they needed more time to develop the electronic interface needed to receive and store related training information, so it can be transmitted between training providers and state licensing agencies.

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