Did FMCSA’s shift save the driver training rule?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rules rarely differ dramatically from what the agency floated in notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRMs), but the agency’s new rule setting minimum training standards for entry-level drivers (as well as those seeking upgrades and certain endorsements) is an exception to the norm. Had FMCSA adopted the rule as proposed with a minimum of 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training, it’s likely that the Trump administration would have shelved it under a regulatory moratorium. The question is whether FMCSA’s pullback was enough to save the rule. Read more.