USDA Grain Transportation Report 3 (10/6): FMCSA Seeks Input on Entry-Level-Driver Training Regulations

According to today's USDA Grain Transportation Report, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) seeks public comment on its plan to collect information about third-party testing programs for commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills and knowledge tests.

FMCSA proposes to survey State and local government employees about whether third-party CDL testing is as accurate and compliant as jurisdictional testing.

The survey would also investigate how entry-level driver training regulations (initiated in February 2022) are affecting drivers.

Currently, FMCSA seeks public comment on the proposed survey—about whether the survey is necessary for FMCSA to perform its functions and whether the estimated burden of time, effort, and funding for conducting the survey is accurate.

The agency also seeks input on how to improve the collected information, and how the burden can be minimized without reducing information quality.

Comments can be submitted here by November 21, 2022.

Read the full report here.