Extension of Compliance Date for Entry-Level Driver Training

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is delaying the implementation of a federal rule establishing, for the first time, training standards for entry-level truck drivers.

FMCSA said the delay is needed to further build out the needed IT infrastructure. “Following a careful review of the public comments regarding the Entry-Level Training (ELDT) rule, FMCSA is extending the rule’s implementation for two years. This extension is reflective of the agency’s continued efforts to develop a secure and effective electronic trainer provider registry for the new rule. The agency remains committed to making the implementation of the rule as efficient and effective as possible,” FMCSA said in a statement.

It will now take effect Feb. 7, 2022, with FMCSA preparing to file a notice in the Federal Register in the coming days to announce the new compliance date.