FMCSA creates new website page to help entry-level drivers get answers

Updated Jan 16, 2023
Student Driver sign on side of tractor-trailer

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week added a new page to its website designed to aid those who may be seeking driver training.

On Dec. 22 the FMCSA updated the Training Provider Registry website to create a new section for entry-level drivers. This includes a new webpage with recommended steps drivers can take when selecting a training provider from those listed on the agency's Training Provider Registry. This information is also available as a downloadable guide.

FMCSA’s Entry-Level Driver Training regulations set the minimum federal requirements that training entry-level drivers must complete before testing for certain commercial driver’s licenses and CDL endorsements (learn more about ELDT applicability).

In a notice about the new webpage, FMCSA said, "Drivers are strongly encouraged to use care when selecting a training provider that will help them meet their specific ELDT requirements. Visit the Training Provider Registry to learn more about how to stay compliant while training for your CDL or CDL endorsement."

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The ELDT requirements took effect this past February.

The new webpage includes:

  • information to help you confirm you need to take entry-level driver training
  • a checklist to help you locate an approved training provider
  • a link to minimum curriculum requirements
  • tips on finding possible financial assistance to pay for your training
  • a link to check on the information your training provider has submitted to the Training Provider Registry. 

You can see the new webpage here.