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FMCSA Advisory Panel Takes on Driver Training

gaminoandassociates san diego complaince fmcsa logoFederal regulators have been trying for more than 20 years to set training standards for entry-level truck drivers – without success.

Now, under pressure from Congress and the courts, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is trying to reinvigorate the regulatory process by asking its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee for suggestions on how to get the job done.

Truckinginfo.com Headline News


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We’re not the only industry facing a recruiting and training crisis

Pilots in cockpit of commercial airplaneIt’s a job once viewed as glamorous, but these days, not so much. It involves a lot of time away from home. And it takes a lot of time and money to get the needed training to get a license and a job — but the pay’s not all that great.

Sound familiar? I could easily be talking about trucking, but in this case, I’m referring to an article in the Wall Street Journal about the “pilot crisis.”

I was struck by the similarities between trucking’s driver shortage and the airlines’ pilot crisis.

Government Help?

Last week, the paper reports, more than a dozen major airlines and commuter carriers participated in a meeting to discuss potential solutionsdubbed the “Pilot Supply Summit.”

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