CVTA Congratulates Secretary of Transportation Nominee Pete Buttigieg

December 17, 2020


CVTA Congratulates Secretary of Transportation Nominee Pete Buttigieg

Decedmber 16, 2020

(ALEXANDRIA, Va.) December 16, 2020– CVTA President Don Lefeve issued the following statement regarding the announced forthcoming nomination of Pete Buttigieg:

“On behalf of our members, the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (“CVTA”) congratulates Pete Buttigieg for his pending nomination as Secretary of Transportation. Buttigieg brings a high level of policy acumen and understanding of the complex elements that govern transportation and infrastructure policy. Buttigieg’s public service at the local level brings an important policy perspective to the position focused on rolling up his sleeves to deliver results for everyday Americans.

“His leadership will be instrumental at a pivotal time for the Department and transportation policy. CVTA looks forward working with Buttigieg to bolster highway safety through the implementation of the Entry-Level Driver Training Regulation, which is slated to go into effect on February 7, 2022. We also look forward addressing the resulting impacts of COVID-19 on states’ drivers’ license agencies. As the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg is well positioned to understand the critical nature of transportation issues on a state and local level. Now in a position to utilize federal support to solve those issues, CVTA looks forward to working the Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg.”

About Commercial Vehicle Training Association

The Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) is the largest association representing commercial truck driver training programs in the United States. CVTA members represent over 225 schools in 43 states that collectively train nearly 60,000 commercial drivers annually. CVTA’s primary mission is to advance and support the commercial driver training industry through advocacy, education programs, and certification programs to help members produce the safest drivers possible. Founded in 1996, CVTA advocates for policies that enhance safety through commercial driver training, reduce barriers for those seeking entry into the trucking and bus industries, and further advance overall driver professionalism. For more information, visit