FMCSA proposes to allow States to permit a third party skills test examiner to administer the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) skills test to applicants to whom the examiner has also provided skills training. Under this proposal, States would have the option to permit this practice, which is currently prohibited under FMCSA rules. The Agency believes that allowing States to permit this practice could alleviate CDL skill testing delays and reduce inconvenience and cost for third party testers and CDL applicants, without negatively impacting safety.
Comments must be received by September 9, 2019
Comments may be made electronically at the following link: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FMCSA-2018-0292-0002
Access a complete how-to guide which outlines each of the questions that FMCSA is seeking comments at the following link: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ab0205e4cde7a7c70e79e67/t/5d29400d49610d0001d72343/1562984462718/Third+Party+CDL+Testers+Public+Comments+101+-+FMCSA-2018-0292.pdf