UPS, the nation’s largest carrier, is petitioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow its driver trainees with commercial learner’s permits to pull 28-foot doubles to obtain behind-the-wheel training.
UPS says in its request that the drivers who would operate under the waiver would be “under direct supervision of a driving instructor.”
Federal CDL regulations don’t allow any driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle when the driver doesn’t have a CDL or CLP with the proper class or endorsements, and regulations don’t allow a double/triple trailers endorsement on CLPs.
FMCSA is accepting public comment on the request for 30 days, which can be made here through March 25.
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