The article discusses how restrictions on student loans and closer federal scrutiny could decimate proprietary truck driving schools. A proposed new rule, expected to go into effect in June 1991, would restrict the ability of driving schools to take part in student financing assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The new rules require a minimum of 600 clock hours of instruction. Professional driver groups, however, do not feel truck drivers need that number of hours of study, and also that it is the quality of hours, not the quantity that counts. Comments are also made on the availability of federal money for truck driver training. It is pointed out that the current driver shortage will worsen if potential truck drivers are denied access to federal funds. It is noted that motor carriers need to talk to truck driving schools they use and ask how they can support them.

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    Newport Publications

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    Newport Beach, CA  United States  93658
  • Authors:
    • Ryder, A
  • Publication Date: 1991-2

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  • Accession Number: 00604465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM