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Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act: Entry Level Driver Training Webinar
March 10, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
By Feb. 7, 2022, schools and bus contractors who train their own drivers are required to have the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) – Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) program in place. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) mandated the ELDT regulations and the Training Provider Registry. The ELDT final rule was based, in part, on consensus recommendations from the FMCSA’s Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC), a negotiated rulemaking committee that held a series of meetings in 2015. This is a federal program and school districts are not exempt and must participate if they train their own drivers. Please be prepared and understand all requirements.
The Illinois State Board of Education in partnership with Dan Meyer, division administrator of the Illinois Division for FMCSA, will host a webinar 10 a.m. March 23 to cover the requirements for school bus operators who train their own drivers. Mr. Meyer will cover what a school bus operator is required to have in place. Pre-register for the ELDT: What School Bus Operators Need to Know webinar. Additional ELDT information can be found at FMCSA webpage.