Truck Drivers Must Retake Driving Test

1 decade 2 years 4 days ago Wednesday, April 19 2006 Apr 19, 2006 Wednesday, April 19, 2006 2:10:47 PM CDT April 19, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - About 2,000 truck drivers will have to retake their commercial driving tests because they got licenses without Missouri examiners watching them drive. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the highway patrol is investigating an examination office in Sikeston that the state decertified and closed last April. The office was operated by Commercial Driving Academy, a private company licensed by the state. In Missouri, testing for commercial driver's licenses is done by third-party operators and offices operated by the patrol. The state said in a letter that examiners at the office had been approving applicants "within a short period of their arrival without any testing being administered." State and federal laws require that applicants for commercial driver's licenses have to drive a truck before an examiner to get a license.

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