Final Rule: Entry-Level Minimum Training Requirements

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The FMCSA and DOT published the Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators final rule on December 8, 2016. The FMCSA believes this final rule enhances the safety of commercial motor vehicle operations on our Nation’s highways by establishing a minimum standard of entry-level driver training (ELDT) and increasing the number of drivers who receive […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: Licensing & Registration

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As promised in last month’s Becoming an Owner Operator post on purchasing trucking equipment, we’re back this month to discuss licensing and registration. As mentioned in our March Becoming an Owner Operator post, driver’s are required to have certain licenses and endorsements just to drive a commercial vehicle. This post will build off of March’s foundation and discuss […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: CDL 101

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Welcome to Part 2 of our Becoming an Owner Operator series. Assuming you’ve read our previous post on the personal considerations one must take before committing to a life as an owner operator, you’re next steps are obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Step 1: Pass the DOT Physical Before you can even apply for a commercial learner […]