49 U.S. Code § 31307. Minimum training requirements for operators of longer combination vehicles

(a) Definition.—
In this section, “longer combination vehicle” means a vehicle consisting of a truck tractor and more than one trailer or semitrailer that operates on the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways with a gross vehicle weight of more than 80,000 pounds.
(b) Requirements.—
The Secretary of Transportation shall maintain regulations establishing minimum training requirements for operators of longer combination vehicles. The training shall include certification of an operator’s proficiency by an instructor who has met the requirements established by the Secretary.

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

31307(a)

49 App.:2302 (note).

Dec. 18, 1991, Pub. L. 102–240, § 4007(f), 105 Stat. 2153.

31307(b)

49 App.:2302 (note).

Dec. 18, 1991, Pub. L. 102–240, § 4007(b), 105 Stat. 2152.

In subsection (a), the words “a vehicle consisting” are substituted for “any combination” for clarity. The words “Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways” are substituted for “National System of Interstate and Defense Highways” because of the Act of October 15, 1990 (Public Law 101–427, 104 Stat. 927).

In subsection (b), the words “Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall initiate a rulemaking proceeding” are omitted as executed.

Amendments

2015—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 114–94, § 5508(b)(5), amended Pub. L. 112–141, § 32931(c). See 2012 Amendment note below.

2012—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–141, § 32931(c), as amended by Pub. L. 114–94, § 5508(b)(5), substituted “The Secretary of Transportation shall maintain” for “Not later than December 18, 1994, the Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe”.

Effective Date of 2015 Amendment

Pub. L. 114–94, div. A, title V, § 5508(b), Dec. 4, 2015, 129 Stat. 1554, provided that the amendment made by section 5508(b)(5) is effective as of July 6, 2012, and as if included in Pub. L. 112–141 as enacted.

Effective Date of 2012 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 112–141 effective Oct. 1, 2012, see section 3(a) of Pub. L. 112–141, set out as an Effective and Termination Dates of 2012 Amendment note under section 101 of Title 23, Highways.