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* Training & Testing Team *
John Abbott – CDL 3rd party Tester
Chad Ray – (Back- Up) CDL 3rd party Tester
CLASSROOM TRAINING SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
MORNING 8AM-2PM W/ A 1 HOUR LUNCH FROM 11AM-1PM
EVENING 5PM-10PM W/ NO BREAK
BEHIND-THE-WHEEL TRAINING DOES NOT HAVE A SET SCHEDULE.
2023 CDL CLASS DATES:
May 8th, 2023 (CLASS B W/ PASSENGER CLASS)
June 5th, 2023 (CLASS B W/ PASSENGER CLASS)
July 10th, 2023 (CLASS B W/ PASSENGER CLASS)
August 14th, 2023 (CLASS B W/ PASSENGER CLASS)
September 18th, 2023 (CLASS B W/ PASSENGER CLASS)
October 23rd, 2023 (CLASS B W/ PASSENGER CLASS)
November & December: TBD due to holidays
Abbott Bus Lines is now offering CDL training. Our training program will help those that do not currently hold a CDL. Training will consist of 3-4 weeks of in-house classroom, range skill and road skill testing.
Candidates who wish to join our team would need to meet the following criteria.
- Valid Driver’s License
- Clean background
- Clean driving record
- Complete a DOT Drug & Alcohol screen
- Complete a DOT Physical
If you have any questions or would like more information about joining, please feel free to reach out to Bea Cook (P) 540-769-8137 or fill out the contact form on the Career page.
FEBRUARY 7TH CDL CHANGES
FMCSA’s Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations set the baseline for training requirements for entry-level drivers. This applies to those seeking to:
- Obtain a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time;
- Upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL; or
- Obtain a school bus (S), passenger (P), or hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time.
The ELDT regulations are not retroactive; individuals who were issued a CDL or an S, P, or H endorsement prior to February 7, 2022 are not required to complete training for the respective CDL or endorsement.
If an applicant who obtained a CLP prior to February 7, 2022, and obtains a CDL before the CLP or renewed CLP expires, the applicant is not subject to the ELDT requirements.
Any individual who meets one of the exceptions for taking a skills test in 49 CFR Part 383 is also exempt from the ELDT requirements.
About the Training Provider Registry
The FMCSA Training Provider Registry retains a record of which CDL applicants have completed the new training and certification process outlined in the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations.
For more information about the ELDT regulations and the Training Provider registry, visit https://tpr.fmcsa.dot.gov.
The ELDT regulations and the Training Provider Registry were mandated under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The ELDT final rule was based, in part, on consensus recommendations from the Agency’s Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC), a negotiated rulemaking committee that held a series of meetings in 2015.