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FMCSA Awards More Than $70 Million in Grants to Enhance Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded more than $70 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhance commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety.“Our shared goal of a safer transportation system is a top priority,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.  “These grants will further assist state and local officials in their efforts to prevent commercial motor vehicle...

FMCSA Establishes National Training Standards for New Truck and Bus Drivers

 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a Final Rule establishing comprehensive national minimum training standards for entry-level commercial truck and bus operators seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or certain endorsements. The standards established in today’s rule address the knowledge and skills necessary for the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles and also establish minimum...

News Digest - DOT 123-16

FMCSA Issues Final Rule to Assist Current and Former Military Personnel in Obtaining Commercial Driver’s Licenses.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule amending its commercial driver’s license (CDL) regulations to ease the transition of military personnel into civilian careers driving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) by simplifying the process of obtaining a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) or CDL.  This final rule extends the period...