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FMSCA Establishes National Training Standards For New Truck and Bus Drivers
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has 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.
FMCSA Final Rule For Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)
On December 16, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its final rule requiring Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to replace paper logbooks. The compliance date to have an ELD installed is December 18, 2017. For drivers and motor carriers who are currently using Automatic Onboard Recorders, (AOBRDs), they will be allowed an additional 2 years to come into compliance - until December 18, 2019. Click here for more information.
Currently all interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are required to have a valid medical certificate signed by a healthcare provider. The only change created by the implementation of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is that, within 2 years of the rule's effective date, all CMV drivers must be examined by a ME who is listed on the National Registry.
- Click here for information about commercial motor vehicle drivers and carriers.
The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program that requires all medical examiners (MEs) who wish to perform physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to be trained and certified in FMCSA physical qualification standards. Medical examiners who have completed the training and successfully passed the test are included in an online directory on the National Registry website.
- Click here to learn about becoming a certified medical examiner.
"How heavy is too heavy for South Dakota roads?"
Watch the video - click here.
Title VI Program Notice to FMSCA Beneficaries
FMCSR Informational Brochures (all links below are to Adobe .pdf files)