The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted another extension of the waiver of "under-the-hood" elements usually covered in testing for commercial driver's license applicants. Their goal: to reduce hurdles for getting new school bus drivers into seats ahead of the 2022-2023 academic year in the hopes of alleviating the ongoing driver shortage. The summer is a peak time for school bus driver recruitment.

Share your opinions about the extension of the "under-the-hood" waiver for CDL testing.

Share your opinions about the extension of the "under-the-hood" waiver for CDL testing.

But how much impact will this waiver really have? School Bus Fleet has posted polls on Twitter and LinkedIn, but feel free to comment here too!

 

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Wes Platt

Wes Platt

Executive Editor

Wes Platt joined Bobit in 2021 as executive editor of School Bus Fleet Magazine. He writes and edits content about student transportation, school bus manufacturers and equipment, legislative issues, maintenance, fleet contracting, and school transportation technology - from classic yellow diesel buses to the latest EPA-funded electric, propane, and CNG vehicles.

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