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Commercial Driver Licensing

  • National CDL Program Training — The convictions and disqualifications process plays an essential role in the National CDL Program as well as a vital part in supporting safety on our Nation's roads. This training includes five eLearning modules to gain insight into the background, tools, systems, and processes that provide the backbone for accurate, complete, and timely convictions and disqualifications record processing. June 2020.
  • Mastering Masking — An article by Elizabeth Earleywine, Attorney Advisor at FMCSA, that provides an overview of how modern-day CDL safety measures came about; discusses the prohibition against masking and defines key terms; and describes the ways in which masking can occur and some ways the court might act in conflict with the masking prohibition. This is followed by an article by Jeanine Howard, Staff Attorney at the National District Attorneys Association, describing a course that is available to provide prosecutors and other traffic safety professionals with the materials and techniques necessary to train others in their respective jurisdictions about the fundamentals of the prohibition on masking offenses. July 2019.
  • Future Trends and Updates on Commercial Driver Licensing — A presentation by Kevin Lewis, Director, Driver Programs, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), November 2018.
  • Courts and SDLAs: Working Together for Reporting Convictions - National Center for State Courts — A presentation by Kathryn Holt, Senior Court Research Analyst and Margaret Allen, Director of National Programs, November 2018.
  • Your CDL Resource: The National District Attorneys Association — A presentation by Jeanine Howard, Staff Attorney, November 2018.
    • National Traffic Law Center CDL Resources — Resources available include a CDL Quick Reference Guide, a Prosecutor's Guide to the Basics of Commercial Motor Vehicle Licensing and Violations, and a Masking Quick Reference Guide.
  • AAMVA Best Practices and Model Legislation — Through AAMVA's Committees and Working Groups, AAMVA works with member jurisdictions to develop best practice documents and model legislation.
  • Commercial Skills Test Information Management System (CSTIMS) Training Material — CSTIMS provides a consistent way to track the scheduling and entry of test results for commercial skills tests by jurisdiction and third-party examiners.
  • CDL Resources for Judges — A website developed by the National Judicial College with Commercial Driver's License/Commercial Motor Vehicle resources for judges including webcasts, state cases and statutes, instructor videos, and in-state programs.

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

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FMCSA Rulemakings and Programs

  • FMCSA Grants Module — This centralized hub contains important tools and information for the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP), High Priority, and Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Program Implementation grants. It supports MCSAP state partners and other grantees in the work they do on a daily basis, and includes multiple training courses that provide additional guidance and education to grantees and all those partnering with FMCSA to improve commercial motor vehicle safety across the country. June 2020.
  • Webinar with Updates on FMCSA Rules and Programs — Representatives from the FMCSA Enforcement, Compliance, and CDL divisions provided updates on FMCSA rules and programs, including the newly implemented Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse. January 2020.
  • FMCSA Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Program — The FMCSA CDL Division develops, administers, and implements policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines for the National CDL Program.
    • FMCSA Overview of Vehicles and Operations Requiring a CDL — FMCSA overview of the types of vehicles and operations requiring a commercial driver's license (CDL), including the CDL classes, Commercial Learner's Permits (CLP), endorsements, and restrictions. FMCSA has developed and issued standards for State testing and licensing of CDL holders. These standards require States to issue CDLs to certain CMV drivers only after the driver passes knowledge and skills tests administered by the State and related to the type of vehicle the driver expects to operate.
    • FMCSA Regulation Interpretations for Drivers — A list of the sections of regulations that have FMCSA interpretations available related to drivers. This includes guidance for Parts 382, 383, 384, and 390; and covers topics such as random testing, notification of convictions, disqualification, suspension, third party testing, endorsements, restrictions, and commercial learner's permits (CLP).
    • FMCSA CDL Division Spring 2019 Regulatory Agenda — An overview of FMCSA's plans for 39 regulatory actions provided by Nikki McDavid, FMCSA Division Chief, CDL Division, June 2019.
  • Webinar with Updates on FMCSA Rulemaking and Programs — Nikki McDavid provided updates on FMCSA rulemakings and programs, February 2019.
  • FMCSA Funding Opportunities and Partnering with Universities — A presentation by Tom Keane, FMCSA, Director, Office of Safety Programs, November 2018.
  • Update on FMCSA Rulemakings and Programs — A presentation by Nikki McDavid, FMCSA Division Chief, CDL Division, November 2018.
  • FAST Act Rulemakings — FMCSA is working to implement the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). The Agency has identified nineteen statutory provisions in the FAST Act that require rulemaking. FMCSA also provides a list of rulemaking documents.
  • FMCSA Analysis, Research, and Technology Projects — FMCSA's Office of Analysis, Research, and Technology provides data and statistics, and conducts studies to reduce CMV crashes.

Implementation of Systems — Innovative Processes and Best Practices for Law Enforcement and Driver Licensing Agencies

Research and Partnerships between Government, Universities, and Industry

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