FMCSA seeks to ease driver training paperwork burden

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced its plan to revise and extend an information collection request entitled “Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles” and to submit the ICR to the Office of Management and Budget for its review and approval.

FMCSA says the ICR is necessary because the training certificates drivers are required to present to prospective employers serve as proof the drivers have successfully completed the training to safely operate longer combination vehicles. Motor carriers are required to maintain a copy of the training certification in each LCV driver’s qualification file, which may be reviewed by federal or state enforcement officials.

FMCSA says it is revising this ICR due to an anticipated increase in the estimated number of LCV drivers submitting training certificates to employers, resulting in a change to the estimated information collection burden for this training task. FMCSA on Sept. 9 published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR; no comment was received. The docket number is FMCSA-2010-0380.