A staged approach to licensing?


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has requested comments until May 27 on various questions related to the need for and potential benefits and costs of implementing a graduated commercial driver’s license (GCDL) for commercial drivers. A law approved by Congress almost five years ago requires the Department of Transportation to assess the merits of implementing a GCDL. A graduated driver’s license is a system designed to ease beginning drivers into the traffic environment under controlled exposure to progressively more difficult driving experiences.

For a copy of the request for comments and the results of a study of a potential GCDL, visit http://dms.dot.gov/ search and search Docket No. 12334 or visit the online version of this artice at www.ccjmagazine.com.