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Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) 

About the ELDT Regulations

FMCSA's entry level driver train regulations set the baseline for training requirements for the entry-level drivers.  This applies to those seeking to:

  • Obtain a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time; OR
  • Upgrade an existing Class B CL to a Class A CDL; OR
  • Obtain a school bus (S), passenger (P) or hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time.

The ELDT regulations are not retroactive; individuals who were issued a CDL or an S, P or H endorsement prior to February 7, 2022 are not required to complete training for the respective CDL or endorsement.

If an applicant who obtained a Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) prior to February 7, 2022 and obtains a CDL before the CLP or renewed CLP expires, the applicant is not subject to the ELDT requirements.

Any individual who meets one of the exceptions for taking a skills test in 49 CFT Part 383 is also exempt from the ELDT requirements.

About the Training Provider Registry

The FMCSA Training Provider Registry retains a record of which CDL applicants have completed the new training and certification process outlined in the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations.

Fore more information about the ELDT regulations and the Training Provider registry, visit http://tpr.fmcsa.dot.gov

The ELDT regulations and the Training Provider Registry were mandated under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).  The ELDT final rule was based, in part, on consensus recommendations from the Agency's Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC), a negotiated rulemaking committee that held a series of meeting in 2015.



Wisconsin State Patrol - Motor Carrier Investigation Unit

Confidential Complaint Worksheet

Miller Park Parking Rates - 2019


Advance Sales

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Weekdays (Monday-Friday)
excluding Opening Day & All Cubs games

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Weekends (Saturday & Sunday)
& all Cubs games

          $60          $100

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WLA Membership Renewal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) created this easy-to-understand regulation digest to help you to zero in on the regulations most relevant to your business, helping you ensure safe operations every day, on every trip.

The Motor Carrier Safety Planner

Tips for Buses and Vans That Transport Passengers to and From Airports

Understanding Federal Regulations for Passenger Carriers

Wi State Patrol - Motor Carrier Investigation Unit & FMCSA





Do I need a USDOT Number?

Brown County / Green Bay Austin Straubel Airport

Purpose/Applicability - The purpose of this Section 25.09 is to regulate all companies and persons engaged in commercial ground transportation activities at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (Airport) and all such companies and persons shall comply with the rules and regulations contained in this Section 25.09 or as established from time to time by the Airport director, such rules and regulations to be consistent with this Section 25.09. For the purpose of this Section 25.09, an owner or operator of a vehicle is not "engaged in commercial ground transportation activities" if the owner or operator solely drops off a passenger and, after dropping off the passenger, immediately leaves the Airport property without accepting another fare.

Please contact Sue Bertrand via email for information about GRB airport permits.  sue.bertrand@browncountywi.gov


An Ordinance to Amend Section 25.09 of Chapter 25 of the Brown County Code

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration link to information regarding ELD's.

Thomas Brockway from J.J.Keller called into the WLA conference call on Wednesday September 21, 2016 to discuss the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) compliance for commercial motor vehicles.  Please view the file below to learn more about J.J. Keller apps.

J.J. Keller's Encompass with E-Logs

Sgt. Mark Abrahamson's Power Point presentation from the Milwaukee Meeting.

WLA WI DOT Power Point

Updated Passenger Carrying Vehicle Flow Chart

Flow Chart

Intrastate operation – Intrastate passenger fee

            A Wisconsin Intrastate passenger authority is required for any for
            hire passenger operation within Wisconsin unless they meet the
            following exceptions:

  • Taxi service 
  • 7 passengers or fewer (including the driver) and are one of the following
    • Commuter car pool - 8 passenger vehicle
    • Van pool - 8 passenger vehicle
  • School bus under s. 120.13 (27), Wisconsin stats.

    When authority to operate is granted, the motor carrier will receive a certificate. This certificate will indicate the intrastate authority number designated by the letters "PC" and followed by the authority number.  Interstate carriers would still need to obtain PC authority (if you have not already done so) for any transportation done within the state of Wisconsin.  For more information, become a member of this association.

        Link to form MV2843 below.

Wisconsin Motor Carrier Authority Application and Instructions

New City of Milwaukee Public Passenger Vehicle Application

City of Milwaukee - Public Passenger Vehicle Permit
City of Milwaukee - Limousines - List of Approved Vehicles

Wisconsin State Patrol Regions Map

WLA Members!!

Please review the new City of Milwaukee Legislation regarding limousines which took effect on July 1, 2011.

City of Milwaukee Legislation changes

Attention all WLA­members!!

Please view the attached brochure regarding Bus inspections.

Motor Carrier Enforcement Information System

From:­ Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Changes affecting Commercial Driver Licenses (CDLs)

2009 Wisconsin Act 28 (the biennial budget bill) included several legislative changes related to CDLs to improve Wisconsin's compliance with the federal regulations.­

All of the changes below take effect January 1, 2010.

Failure to appear / Failure to comply / Failure to pay

A two year disqualification will be imposed for Wisconsin CDL drivers if the department receives notice from another jurisdiction for failing to appear to contest a citation, failure to pay a judgment entered against the person, or failing to comply with the penalties imposed by a court. Disqualifications will be reduced to 30 days when notice of compliance is received.

New residents applying for CDL

If a person is convicted of a disqualifying offense in another jurisdiction while they are not a resident of Wisconsin, and the other jurisdiction imposed a disqualification for that offense and the disqualification period has expired, Wisconsin will not impose a new disqualification as a result of that conviction.

Administrative suspensions

  • Administrative suspensions involving blood alcohol content (BAC) in any driving circumstance will now be treated as convictions.
  • If a person is found innocent of the subsequent Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) or Prohibited Alcohol Concentration (PAC), or the court dismisses the OWI / PAC, the administrative suspension will not be purged without a court order.
  • Credit for time served on the administrative suspension will be given for the disqualification arising out of the same incident.
  • For Wisconsin CDL drivers, disqualifications will be imposed for out-of-state administrative suspensions.

Out-of-service orders

  • Disqualification periods for violating out-of-service orders increase. A disqualification of two years will be imposed for two out-of-service violations (one year previously), and a disqualification of three years will result for three or more out-of-service violations (two years previously).
  • Disqualifications will be imposed for out-of-service violations that are received out of state.
  • Forfeitures for operating while ordered out-of-service increase to $2,500 for the first offense and $5,000 for the second and subsequent offense within 10 years ($1,100 and $2,750 previously).


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WLA "City of Milwaukee" Committee

On February 18, 2009, the Milwaukee Committee members met to talk about the City of Milwaukee PPV permit and driver licenses.­ The meeting went well.­ The committe is in the process of drafting a letter to the Milwaukee City Council.­

On March 11, 2009, Tom Delahunt drafted a letter to Rich Pfaff requesting more information of the interpretation of the PPV.­ The letter was discussed at the March 2009 WLA meeting during conference call.­ He will send the letter and attend any meetings to follow.

On April 9, 2009, Tom Delahunt received an email response from Rich Pfaff.

On April 23, 2009 there will be a meeting with the Milwaukee Public Safety Committee.­ WLA City of Milwaukee Permit Committee will attend.­

January 19, 2010 - The WLA president, Rob Tatro, has been in contact with the NLA to find some solutions to the Milwaukee permit issue.

Please watch website and emails for updates.

Information provided by go Milwaukee > City of Milwaukee­
Posted 02/16/2009

The License Division is responsible for the administration and issuance of over 100 types of­licenses and permits­granted by­the Common Council and the Office of the City Clerk. Applications, forms and additional­information relating to most licenses and permits processed by the License Division­are available online and can be accessed by selecting a specific license or permit.­ Click on the link below for the Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) Permit Information Sheet below.

City of Milwuakee - Public Passenger Vehicle Driver License

Public Passenger Vehicle Driver License is required of every person driving a public passenger vehicle.  Click on the link below for the Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) Driver License Information Sheet.

City of Milwaukee - Public Passenger Vehicle Permit

A flow chart is attached below from the City of Milwaukee determining shuttle and limousine permint classifications pursuant to 340.01(8)(c) Wis. Stats.  The statute states "a vehicle is a commercial motor vehicle if the passenger-carrying capacity is 15 or more persons, excluding the driver". 

Determining Shuttle and Limousine Permit Classification Flow Chart

Licenses and Permits

Luxury Limousine

Permit required for persons engaged in a for-hire transportation business on a pre-reserved basis, using a vehicle classified as a luxury limousine.  This permit is needed to enter the Milwaukee County General Mitchell International Airport (MKE). Permit is required for pick ups only.  Public Passenger Vehicle License is required for driver for pick ups within the city and airport.

License Period:  12 Months*
Expiration Date: April 30*
License Fee: $175.00*

* Indicates change in license period, expiration date or fee that is effective January 1, 2009.

License is required for persons driving a Public Passenger Vehicle.

License Period:  24 Months
Expiration Date: October 31
License Fee: New $75.00, Renewal $50.00
PPV Driver Test Fee:  $8.00