April 25, 2017
Earlier today, CVTA President & CEO Don Lefeve issued the following statement about the California Assembly Transportation Committee’s passage of A.B. 301 that would work to resolve the states’ commercial driver license (CDL) skills testing delays.
“Yesterday, the state of California took a giant step towards reducing the time it takes an individual seeking a commercial drivers’ license (CDL) to secure a testing appointment. By unanimous passage of A.B. 301, the Transportation Committee recognized the need to reign in excessive and unnecessary skill testing delays in California. In some locations, the reported wait times can exceed 60 days. We believe this bill, and the committee’s action, puts the focus on reducing barriers for students seeking jobs.
CVTA would like to Assemblymembers Freddie Rodriguez (D-52nd) and Jim Patterson (R-23rd) and the other co-sponsors for their leadership. Together, they reached across the aisle to provide a common-sense solution to a statewide issue that will lead to more jobs and a better economy.”
The Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) is the largest association representing commercial truck driver training programs in the United States. CVTA members represent nearly 200 training providers in 42 states and trains over 50,000 commercial drivers annually. Advancing the interests of trucking’s workforce providers and employers, CVTA advocates for policies that enhance safety through commercial driver training, enable students to secure employment within the trucking and bus industries, thus further advancing driver professionalism. For more information, visit www.cvta.org.
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