FMCSA Proposes Delay of Entry-Level Driver Training Provider Registry

(July 18, 2019) Today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a proposed two-year delay for compliance of certain provisions in the Entry Level Driver Training rule to allow more time for development of the secure electronic transfer of information to the certified training provider registry and state driver licensing agencies.

The delay regarding the secure electronic transfer of information to the certified training provider registry and state driver licensing agencies does not negate the new ELDT training requirements. Beginning Feb. 7, 2020, new drivers will still be required to comply with the final ELDT rule’s training requirements.

“PTSI will still be ready to deliver the Entry Level Driver Training online theory program in compliance with the Feb.2020 mandate,” states Kathleen Furneaux, Executive Director of Pupil Transportation Safety Institute. “Our wide range of expertise in school bus driver training and development, places us in the unique position to offer high quality FMCSA compliant driver training with solid results for the school transportation industry.”

PTSI is developing online theory curriculum for school bus transportation professionals to meet the requirements of the “theory” portion of this new Entry-Level Driver Training requirement, and will also offer ELDT Trainer’s Guides which design and guide the delivery of the Behind the Wheel (BTW) portions of the requirement for both BTW Range and BTW Road portions.

You can rely on PTSI for the training to meet these new requirements!

Visit the Federal Register: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/07/18/2019-14956/partial-extension-of-compliance-date-for-entry-level-driver-training/ or https://ptsi.org/entry-level-driving-training-eldt-created-by-ptsi/ for more information.

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