Lummis sponsors bill to increase truckers

Cynthia Lummis
Cynthia Lummis(KGWN)
Published: May. 18, 2023 at 10:06 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - U.S. Senators Cynthia Lummis (R)WY and Mark Kelly (D)AZ introduced a bill to help address ongoing supply chain shortages and increase the number of truck drivers transporting goods across Wyoming.

The act would streamline licensing regulations by continuing several waivers that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This legislation would allow authorized state and third-party examiners to administer the commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills as well as the knowledge test without having to complete the training course. It’s designed to get more commercial driers on the road quicker.

The bill would also allow states to administer driving skills tests to applicants from other states. This will streamline the credentialing process and allow future truckers to get tested where they live rather than only where they received their training.