U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer joined with Senator Mike Rounds and introduced legislation that
would remove problematic government regulations impacting trucking companies in North
Dakota. In 2012, law legislation was signed that began the requirement for Entry-level Driver
Training for new CDL drivers. This training costs up to $8,500 and takes up to 20 days to
complete. Many believe this is harming the trucking industry because of the driver shortage.
The Trucking Regulations Unduly Constricting Known Service-providers (TRUCKS) Act, would
allow states to issue “Small Business Restricted CDL” so that ELDT requirements wouldn’t
affect small businesses with nine or fewer CDLs. This is to ensure that any driver with a CDL
who hasn’t completed ELDT couldn’t switch to a larger company. It also protects small
businesses from regulations so positions can be filled in a timely manner and they can remain in
“The TRUCKS Act allows states to exempt certain drivers from new ELDT requirements and
provide regulatory relief to small trucking businesses ensuring we have drivers on the road to
keep interstate commerce moving.” Said Senator Cramer.
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