Press Releases

Infrastructure Bill Could Benefit Nation’s Unemployment, Trucking Industry & Economy

May 18, 2020

COVID-19 has abruptly halted normal operations of the supply chain, and the trucking industry is among one of the hardest hit, according to the Commercial Vehicle Training Association. In order to take action for the future as the country prepares to reopen, Congress has bipartisan opportunity through the infrastructure bill to improve roads, boost employment, […]

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National Supply Chain Threatened by Lack of New Truck Drivers

April 7, 2020

The closure of various state DMVs and CDL training facilities risks cutting off supply chain on a national level, potentially undermining the country’s ability to respond and recover from COVID-19. The Commercial Vehicle Training Association is urging both states and the federal government to take action before it’s too late. (Alexandria, VA) April 7, 2020—In […]

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CVTA Reacts to FMCSA’S 2-Year Delay of ELDT Mandate

January 29, 2020

(Alexandria, Virginia) – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a full delay of the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulation until February 2022. The regulation was originally to take effect on February 7, 2020. This decision further delays all ELDT requirements almost a full decade after Congress directed the agency to act. It deals a blow to […]

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Commercial Vehicle Training Association Supports Entry Level Driver Training Rule Implementation

July 17, 2019

(Alexandria, VA) — The Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) released the following statement on today’s announcement regarding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Proposed Rulemaking to extend certain compliance deadlines of the Entry-Level Driver Training regulation: “We applaud the FMCSA for moving forward with the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulation despite IT system implementation […]

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CVTA Launches New Entry-Level Driver Training Compliance Guide for Members

May 16, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va., The Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) is releasing a three-part guidance publication, “Entry-Level Driver Training: Compliance Guide” to provide member schools the knowledge and support they need to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulation. The program captures the lessons learned from CVTA’s ELDT Pilot Program […]

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New Research: Skills Testing Delays Costing US Economy $1.5 Billion Annually

January 10, 2019

New Research: Skills Testing Delays Costing US Economy $1.5 Billion Annually 6.4 million days of delays impact more than 250,000 workers    January 10, 2019   (Alexandria, Virginia) – The Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) has released new research showing that commercial driver skills testing delays are responsible for $1.5 billion in annual economic losses for the […]

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CVTA and Co-Sponsor FASTPORT Receive National Standard Apprenticeship Program Approval from the Department of Labor

May 21, 2018

Partnership to Assist in Training Apprenticeship-Ready Truck Drivers Today, the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) announced that it received approval from the Department of Labor (DOL) to be listed as a National Standard Registered Apprenticeship Program for professional truck drivers. This designation will allow CVTA member carriers to compete for discretionary apprenticeship grants and fund […]

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May 3, 2018

During CVTA’s Spring Conference, the association and Tenstreet – an integrated driver recruiting software company – announced an exclusive partnership that will give CVTA school members free access to the company’s Tenstreet for Schools Tier One. Free access to the service is available for CVTA school members when they agree to an annual training of […]

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May 2, 2018

Prior to the kickoff of its 2018 Spring Conference, CVTA President Don Lefeve announced an exclusive deal that extends substantial savings on Bumper to Bumper’s EASY CDL online training curriculum and platform to school members. “This latest offering with Mike Byrnes & Associates provides our members the opportunity to take advantage of significant savings to […]

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CVTA Congratulates Ray Martinez as FMCSA Administrator

February 14, 2018

CVTA President & CEO Don Lefeve issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s confirmation of Ray Martinez as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). “We applaud the Senate’s confirmation of Mr. Martinez as the FMCSA’s Administrator. We look forward to working with Administrator Martinez on issues affecting commercial driving schools, the growing […]

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