Driving Skill Outweighs Classroom Time for New Truckers, Training Experts Say

By Jonathan S. Reiskin, Associate News Editor
This story appears in the March 23 print edition of Transport Topics.
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Getting students to demonstrate competence at necessary skills is a better way to train future truck drivers compared with setting standards for hours logged in classrooms, several driver-training professionals said during a Transport Topics Web broadcast.


The Commercial Vehicle Training Association, which represents driver-training schools, also backs performance-based standards, said Donald Lefeve, its president.

“CVTA led the fight against hourly standards [the basis of the 2007 training rule]. Hours trained is not related to safety,” he said. One of Lefeve’s vice presidents also is on the FMCSA advisory committee... Continue reading.

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