FMCSA Announces First Meeting for Minimum Driver Training Committee

On Friday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), will publish in the Federal Register a notice of the formation of an advisory committee membership and the first public meeting date. FMCSA announces the appointment of members to the Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC) established to complete a negotiated rulemaking on Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) for individuals who want to operate Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs). ELDTAC is a negotiated rulemaking committee established to develop a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to implement section 32304 of MAP-21 concerning ELDT standards for individuals applying for a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or CDL upgrade.

Additionally, the Agency announces that the first meeting of the ELDTAC will be held on February 26 and 27, 2015. The meeting is open to the public for its entirety and there will be a public comment period at the end of each day. The meeting will be held in Arlington Virginia at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

The nominated members of the committee are experts in their respective fields and appointed as Special Government employees or representatives of entities or interests including but not limited to the following: CMV driver training organizations; industry representatives; representatives of driver training schools; motor carriers (of property and passengers) and associations; State licensing agencies; State enforcement agencies; labor unions; safety advocacy groups; insurance companies; and others selected with a view toward achieving varied perspectives on ELDT.