PA Transportation Bill Adopts Federal Driver Training Rule

A recent bill in Pennsylvania was passed requiring stricter non-parking incident reporting requirements on holders of commercial driver licenses (CDL) driving a commercial motor vehicle. (link to CNS article)

The law will also adopt the mandatory CDL training requirements to comply with federal regulations and disqualify a CDL holder convicted of human trafficking.

The Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule, which will be implemented on February 7, 2022, establishes new minimum training requirements for individuals who want to:

  • obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL)
  • upgrade a CDL, or
  • obtain a passenger (P), school bus (S) or hazardous materials (H) endorsement

Under these new requirements, an entry-level driver must successfully complete a prescribed program of theory and behind-the-wheel instruction.

The training must be provided, prior to taking the knowledge test, by an entity listed on FMCSA’s Training Provider Registry prior to taking the state administered CDL skills test, or for the hazmat endorsement.

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