The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, was created as a separate entity within the Department of Transportation, or DOT, in January of 2000. Its establishment was preceded by the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. This Act, among other things, amended Federal transportation law to establish the FMCSA, which took over the duties that were handled by the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety of the Federal Highway Administration.
The FMCSA is the number one federal agency in charge of “regulating and providing safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).” The primary mission of the FMCSA is to improve overall safety on roads and highways in the United States by reducing accidents, injuries, and deaths involving CMVs. By partnering with industry professionals, government agencies, and other safety promoters, the FMCSA has led the way in improving safe travel. Despite the ever-evolving state of road safety, the FMCSA will always update regulations and make new ones to further reduce the risks of commercial driving.
The FMCSA and the Training Provider Registry
Back in February 2022, the FMCSA passed new regulations called Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT), that set a new standard in training requirements for CDL holders. To complement these new rules, the FMCSA also created a new database/system for local and state offices to record and process individual drivers’ ELDT results. This system is called the Training Provider Registry, or TPR.
The TPR offers an extensive database of authorized training providers for CDL applicants to choose from. This online database includes a list of training providers that have registered with the TPR and self-certified that they meet all of the necessary FMCSA requirements. After the CDL applicant chooses a training provider and completes his or her ELDT course, their ELDT results will be recorded on the TPR so they can be accessed by state and local offices.
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