New Entry-Level Driver Training Program

As of February 7, 2020, drivers applying for an initial CDL, upgrading a current CDL, or obtaining a hazardous materials, passenger, or school bus endorsement will need to complete entry-level driver training.

This training includes both theory and behind-the-wheel instruction, with the instruction provided by an entity listed on a Training Provider Registry (TPR), administered by FMCSA.

Fulfill the new training requirements with J. J. Keller's Entry-Level Driver Training: Obtaining a CDL. The training complies with FMCSA's training rule and features student and trainer manuals.

Entry-Level Driver Training

Student Manual – Entry-Level Driver Training Obtaining a CDL is perfect bound and includes:

  • Student manual
  • Quizzes for each chapter
  • CDL practice test
  • Vehicle troubleshooting guide

Trainer Manual – Entry-Level Driver Training Obtaining a CDL is spiral bound and includes:

  • An exact reprint of the student manual
  • Trainer Tools USB with:
    • PowerPoints for each chapter
    • Quizzes and answer keys for each chapter
    • Video snippets to reinforce training content
    • CDL practice test and answer key
    • And more

Hazmat Endorsement Entry-Level Driver Training

Passenger & School Bus Endorsement Entry-Level Driver Training

Training Topics Covered

  • Orientation
  • Control Systems/Dashboard
  • Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections
  • Basic Control
  • Shifting/Operating Transmissions
  • Backing and Docking
  • Coupling & Uncoupling
  • Visual Search
  • Communication
  • Distracted Driving
  • Speed Management
  • Space Management
  • Environmental Compliance Issues
  • Hours of Service Requirements
  • Night Operation
  • Extreme Driving Conditions
  • Hazard Perception
  • Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and Other Emergencies
  • Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings
  • Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
  • Roadside Inspections
  • Maintenance
  • Handling and Documenting Cargo
  • Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
  • Post-Crash Procedures
  • External Communications
  • Whistleblower/Coercion
  • Trip Planning
  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Medical Requirements
  • Human Trafficking
  • CSA
  • Special Rigs
  • Crossing the Canadian Border
  • Basic Business Practices