FMCSA announced that it has received an application for exemption from United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) from two provisions in the entry-level driver training (ELDT) final rule published on December 8, 2016. These provisions are the following: (1) The requirement that a driver training instructor have two years' experience and have held a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for two years as set forth in the definitions of behind-the-wheel (BTW) instructor and theory instructor; and (2) the requirement to register each training location for a unique Training Provider Registry (TPR) number. FMCSA requests public comment on the applicant's request for exemption.
Comments must be received by July 19, 2019.
Comments may be made electronically at the following link: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FMCSA-2019-0139
Access a complete how-to guide which outlines the exemption request: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ab0205e4cde7a7c70e79e67/t/5d1d0c7fa15cbe00010ffa36/1562184832366/UPS+ELDT+Exemption+Request+Public+Comments+101+-+FMCSA-2019-0139-0003.pdf