The Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) is proud to support H.R. 3013, the LICENSE Act of 2023.
Introduced by Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Troy Balderson (R-OH), Jim Costa (D-CA), Dusty Johnson (R-SD), and Josh Harder (D-CA), this bipartisan proposal would reduce the administrative barriers drivers face in getting their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) credential.
Specifically, this proposal would increase access to CDL knowledge tests by allowing them to be administered by third-party examiners. The bill would also allow states to provide CDL skills tests to applicants, regardless of the applicant’s state of residence or the state in which the applicant was trained.
“This commonsense legislation eases the administrative roadblocks new drivers face in getting their commercial driver’s license,” said Jerome Redmond, Chairman of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association. CVTA member schools offer safety-focused, high-quality training to 100,000 entry-level drivers each year and these students deserve policies that have their interests in mind. The relief provided under this bipartisan proposal will allow drivers to become employed and start their driving careers more quickly and help address a workforce shortage in the trucking industry.”
CVTA is proud to join other industry stakeholders in supporting this proposal, including the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the Illinois Trucking Association, and the National Tank Truck Carriers.
CVTA thanks the sponsors for introducing this important proposal and urges Congress to quickly pass this bill into law.
The Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) is the largest association representing commercial truck driver training programs in the United States. CVTA represents 395 training locations in 46 states. Collectively, CVTA members train 100,000 drivers annually.
CVTA advocates for policies that enhance safety on our nation’s highways and reduce barriers to accessing high-quality training and becoming a commercial motor vehicle operator.