CCJ Staff | September 26, 2017

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Tuesday it has awarded more than $70 million in grants to states and commercial vehicle training schools to improve states’ safety efforts, help states comply with FMCSA CDL regulations, and to help train military veterans for commercial driving jobs.

The agency awarded $41.5 million in High Priority (HP) grants, which are designed to give states financial assistance for commercial vehicle safety efforts and to advance the technological capabilities of transportation system applications in CMV operations.

“Our shared goal of a safer transportation system is a top priority,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. “These grants will further assist state and local officials in their efforts to prevent commercial motor vehicle crashes and injuries each year, and have the potential to save hundreds of lives.”

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