Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) for Class B


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          Completion Time

          36 hours

          Access Time

          91 Days


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          Training Level


          Delivery Information:

          Online Asynchronous Self-paced


          The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established minimum training standards for individuals applying for their Class B commercial driver's license (CDL) for the first time. If you are interested in obtaining your Class B CDL, you are subject to the entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements. This Class B CDL theory course was created in collaboration with an approved training provider listed on FMCSA's Training Provider Registry (TPR) and must be completed for a driver to be eligible to take the state Class B CDL exam administered by the state.

          This Class B CDL training course is designed for Class B commercial motor vehicle drivers who are seeking a CDL and intended to meet all theory (knowledge) requirements listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 49 CFR Part 380, Special Training Requirements. This includes sections covering basic operation, safe operating procedures, advanced operating practices, vehicle systems and reporting malfunctions, and non-driving activities.

          Upon completion of this online course, your completion record will be uploaded to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) TPR. You can take your state's CDL test upon completing other federal training requirements, such as behind-the-wheel training. Those who successfully take the CDL test will be issued a state CDL and may be eligible to be hired by companies that operate Class B trucks in commerce.

          Learning Outcomes

          What you will learn:
          • Basic Operation: Teaches the interaction between driver-trainees and the CMV, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), introduction to the basic CMV instruments and controls, basic operating characteristics of a CMV, vehicle inspections, controlling the motion of CMVs under various road and traffic conditions, and employing shifting and backing techniques for CMVs
          • Safe Operating Procedures: Teaches driver-trainees the practices required for the safe operation of the heavy vehicle on the highway under various road, weather, and traffic conditions
          • Advanced Operating Practices: Teaches driver-trainees about the advanced skills necessary to recognize potential hazards and handle a CMV when faced with a hazard
          • Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions: Teaches driver-trainees the vehicle and its systems and subsystems, vehicle inspection, operation, and maintenance, and the impact of those factors upon highway safety and operational efficiency
          • Non-Driving Activities: Teaches driver-trainees the activities that do not involve actually operating the CMV, such as cargo handling, environmental issues, driver hours of service, post-crash procedures, drugs and alcohol, and trip planning
          How you will benefit:
          • Satisfies ELDT requirements for obtaining the Class B CDL for individuals who obtain a Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) on or after February 7, 2022
          • Prepares the student to take the state-administered CDL skills test
          • Enables the driver to operate specialized CMVs upon issuance of the CDL
          • Upon completion of this course, the results will be submitted to the FMCSA Training Provider Registry
          • Enrolled students are invited to attend our exclusive annual virtual National Apprenticeship Week events, featuring live webinars, workshops, and employer interactions


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