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WYDOT informs of new Commercial Drivers License pre-requisites

WYDOT informs of new CDL training. Misty Dobson, WYDOT Manger of Drivers Services Program.
WYDOT informs of new CDL training. Misty Dobson, WYDOT Manger of Drivers Services Program.(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 8:42 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming will have some new regulations regarding Commerical Drivers Licence (CDL) training.

There are new requirements in the works for commercial truck drivers, all in an effort to keep everyone, safer.

“Currently right now there is not federal minimum training requirements for commercial drivers. This is a new program thats being introduced. That all  new drivers will have to  complete before obtaining their commercial drivers license. As well as some drivers that have their cdl’s that want to receive additional endorsements,” said Misty Dobson, Manager of the WYDOT Driver Services Training.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) introduced these new protocols in 2016. They are finally being implemented for commercial drivers, in Wyoming and nationally.

This basic entry-level driver training information is geared toward drivers that have never held any CDL training.

The protocols will highlight truck driver safety, to help everyone become more skilled on the roads.

This training will be done through several registered providers certified with FMCSA, Wydot will then test drivers, once they have finished their new training, and their CDL’s.

“At the end of the day this is going to increase highway safety on our roadways and truly that is the biggest take away from this program.,” said Dobson.

These new requirements will come into effect at the beginning of february 20-22 at the national level.

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