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FMCSA Proposes Entry-Level Driver Training Rule, Considers Sleep Apnea Rule

March 14, 2016

FMCSA Proposes Entry-Level Driver Training Rule, Considers Sleep Apnea Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is tackling two new rules aimed at enhancing the safety of commercial motor vehicle operations on the nation’s highways. FMCSA on March 7 published its Congressionally mandated national training standards for entry-level truck and bus drivers that would revise the standards for new interstate and intrastate commercial vehicle operators to obtain a commercial driver license. The agency also jointly published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) with the Federal Railroad Administration that could lead to a requirement that commercial drivers and railroad workers be evaluated for sleep apnea.