MOTOR CARRIERS (ENTRY LEVEL DRIVER CDL STANDARDS) / Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) had in 2007 issued notice of proposed rulemaking, “that proposed new entry-level driver training standards for individuals applying for a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce”. FMCSA hereby withdraws that proposal because: MAP-21 instructs FMCSA to consider new entry level CDL requirements; so FMCSA thinks it best to start on this issue anew.

“Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators” 

Notice of Withdrawal. September 19, 2013.

Lesson #1: The FMCSA sees this issue as very consequential, not least because Congress recently in MAP-21 saw fit to put it on FMCSA’s agenda anew. 

Lesson #2: Because FMCSA had taken an earlier stab at this question pre-MAP-21, FMCSA responded to MAP-21 by taking a completely fresh effort at the minimum training requirements for entry-level CDL drivers.