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Legislation would remove some requirements for CDL license

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would create exceptions for Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act created the EDLT in 2012. It went into effect earlier this year.

ELDT applies to individuals seeking to obtain a Class A or B CDL for the first time; a Passenger, HAZMAT, or School Bus endorsement for the first time; or are upgrading from a Class B CDL to a Class A CDL or a Class C CDL to a Class B CDL.

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