UPS asks for exemption on new driver training regulations that may hurt its ability to hire drivers

Atlanta Business Chronicle | 6/28/2019 | Brendan Ward
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By Brendan Ward

United Parcel Service Inc. has asked for exemptions from 2020 entry-level driver training regulations that would hurt the company’s ability to hire new drivers, according to a report from FreightWaves.

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The new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules would require behind-the-wheel and theory driver training instructors to have two years experience and to have held a commercial driver’s license for two years.

“If it has to comply with the instructor qualification requirements, UPS would not be able to use a minimum of 25% of its current certified driver instructors,” UPS said, according to the logistics news site.

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Looking forward two years, UPS estimates that number would increase to 50% due to turnover and retirement of instructors.

In a statement to Atlanta Business Chronicle, UPS said, "UPS’ driver training and trainer certification is...
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