Topic : CDL

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Motorcoach Survey Finds Business Growing, Driver Pool Shrinking

Mobility| January 7, 2019

Issues recruiting, hiring, and retaining drivers is now impacting operators' bottom line by impeding the ability to grow or expand.

FMCSA announces 2 measures to simplify CDL process

Motorcoach| June 12, 2017

The public comment period for both proposals will remain open for 60 days following their formal publication in the Federal Register.

Accessibility| April 3, 2017

rabbittransit begins deployment of new 60-vehicle paratransit fleet

The new fleet additions are comprised of 14 CDL buses and 46 non-CDL vehicles, of which includes 10 minivans and two Ford Transits.

University| January 5, 2017

UConn changing bus operations to meet new driving rules

The FMCSA recently established comprehensive national minimum training standards for entry-level commercial bus operators to obtain a CDL or certain endorsements, which go into effect on Feb. 6, 2017.

Motorcoach| December 19, 2016

FMCSA announces random controlled substances testing rate for 2017

Regulations require that truck and bus companies that employ CDL drivers conduct random drug and alcohol tests upon these individuals at a nationally prescribed percentage, which is informed by the results of an annual survey.

Motorcoach| December 9, 2016

FMCSA establishes national training standards for new bus drivers

The entry-level driver training Final Rule retains many of the consensus recommendations of a negotiated rulemaking committee comprised of 25 stakeholders and FMCSA representatives.

Bus| November 29, 2016

TAPTCO, MSTCO create course to help drivers pass CDL test

The course is available in hard copy containing seven interactive CDs together with a trainer’s guide, a driver’s study guide, and a book of practice tests. Alternately, the course is available over the web through a learning management system, so that applicants can go through the training and practice tests from any location.

Motorcoach| October 18, 2016

FMCSA awards grants to train military vets to drive buses, trucks

The current Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training Grant Program awards are projected to go toward training more than 250 people.

Motorcoach| June 25, 2015

FMCSA's military bus, truck driver program a huge success

In the past 12 months alone, another 4,000 individuals, including Reserves, National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard service members, have taken advantage of the program, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Motorcoach| December 18, 2014

FMCSA rulemaking to establish minimal driver training requirements

The negotiated rulemaking committee will examine minimum training requirements, including length of classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel experience, accreditation versus certification of CDL training programs and schools, curricula for passenger, property and hazardous materials carriers and instructor qualifications, as well as other areas.

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