OMB Control Number: 2126-0075
Expiration Date: 10/31/2025
FMCSA SAFE DRIVER APPRENTICESHIP PILOT PROGRAM
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Welcome to the FMCSA Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program online reporting portal. What would you like to do?
Submit a Motor Carrier Application
Submit Monthly Safety & Exposure Data Reporting
Report a "within 24 hours reportable event" (for
Submit a 120-hour Certification
Submit a 280-hour Certification
Report a disqualifying event (for
You will need to upload a signed
for each Apprentice Driver you submit for acceptance into the Pilot Program. You can download the Informed Consent
Helpdesk Phone: (888) 339-9575
The purpose of the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program, is to determine whether 18- to 20-year-old drivers who go through a structured training program consisting of two probationary periods can operate CMVs in interstate commerce as safely as current interstate CMV drivers. The pilot program will also determine how advanced technologies may generally impact the safety of 18- to 20-year-old CMV drivers operating in interstate commerce. You will allow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to monitor your driving activity (i.e. miles traveled, hours traveled, types of vehicles driven, etc.) and safety performance (i.e. crashes, moving violations, inspection violations, etc.) over a 3-year period. This information is for research purposes only. No identifying information will be publicly disseminated. Also, this information will not be utilized to implement any enforcement or regulatory action. However, as a heavy vehicle driver you are subject to all FMCSA rules and regulations. FMCSA may remove a driver from the pilot or cancel the pilot at any time.
Public Burden Statement
A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2126-0075. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 20 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions and completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are voluntary. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Information Collection Clearance Officer, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, MC-RRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20590.
• Authority: 49 CFR 381.400; Pub. L. 114-94, Dec. 4, 2015, 49 USC 31315 Section 5404
• Purpose: FMCSA will be collecting this data for use in the research effort title “Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot program”. Additionally, this data may be used for future undetermined research efforts, but cannot be used for enforcement purposes.
• Routine Uses: In addition to those disclosures permitted under 5 USC 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, additional disclosures may be made in accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2010 (75 FR 82132), under ‘‘Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses’’ (available at
• Disclosure: The disclosure of this data is voluntary, however, failure to provide the requested information may result in dismissal from participating in the pilot program. For drivers granted privilege to operate under an exemption through this program, dismissal from the pilot program will result in the denial to continue operating under that exemption.