Bus News: Two new components for training applicant Bus Drivers
- J. Christopher Watkins
- Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, or MAP-21, federal highway authorization and funding bill addresses two new components for training applicant Bus Drivers -- the Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) and the Trainer Provider Registry (TPR). “Only trainers that are listed on the Trainer Provider Registry and meet the criteria are able to train new drivers,” explained Jeff Cassell, president of the School Bus Safety Company. To accomplish this, he continued, the location must be registered with the FMCSA before Feb. 7, which will then assign that location a unique TPR. The FMCSA website asks the name, address and other information, and it then provides a dozen questions to answer. When that is submitted, the unique TPR identification is generated."
To obtain more information, please see the School Transportaion News article here: https://stnonline.com/special-reports/are-you-ready/