Part 380 – Entry level Driver Training Guidance Q&A (Q025)
Part 380 – Entry level Driver Training
Question 25: Why has the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the entry-level driver training (ELDT) regulations?
Guidance: The regulations fulfill a statutory requirement imposed on FMCSA by Congress under Section 32304 of the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” (MAP-21). The ELDT regulations are intended to enhance the safety of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operations on our Nation’s highways by establishing more uniform requirements for both behind-the-wheel (BTW) and theory training, thereby resulting in more qualified CMV drivers.
FMCSA Commercial Driver License Division, 202-366-7332