A staged approach to licensing?

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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.