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FMCSA’s New Entry-Level Driver Training Regulations

September 30, 2021

FMCSA’s New Entry-Level Driver Training Regulations Are Set to Begin in February 2022

Beginning February 7, 2022, all entry-level operators of CMVs in both interstate and intrastate commerce who are applying for a commercial driver’s license (CDL) must first satisfactorily complete minimum training requirements before taking their state-administered CDL examination.

New drivers looking to obtain a CDL must complete an ELDT theory course as well as behind-the-wheel training. There is no minimum number of hours that driver-trainees must spend on the theory instruction. However, the instructor is required to cover all the curriculum topics set out by the FMCSA, and each driver must score above 80 percent when tested on those topics. For behind-the-wheel training, there is no minimum number of hours that driver-trainees must spend on the elements of the Class A, Class B, P, or S endorsement instruction.

If you are looking for resources on this new regulation, reach out to your Marsh McLennan Agency team or utilize this resource from the U.S. Department of Transportation: ELDT (Entry-Level Driver Training).