Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently proposed
new training requirements for entry-level truckdrivers who hold
a CDL but who have less than two years' experience operating commercial
proposal calls for required training in driver qualifications;
HOS limitations; driver wellness; and whistle-blower protection.
The proposed ruling says drivers with one to two years' experience
operating a CMV with a CDL and who have a good driving record
would not be required to take the training.
the proposal does not specify a required number of hours for the
new training, the agency estimates that it will take approximately
10.5 hours for large trucks," FMCSA said.