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ELDT Certified Driver Trainer Program

Let our experts certify your trainers to train entry-level drivers according to the new rule. Read more.

ELDT Certified Driver Trainer Program (018462)
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With this in-depth, hands-on program, your trainers will be qualified to deliver training that meets FMSCA's new entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements effective February 7, 2022.

Our instructor will teach your trainers how to deliver our best-in-class ELDT curriculum that consists of the required theory, range, and road instruction components, while also providing the materials needed to successfully conduct the training.

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How The Service Works

An expert J. J. Keller driver trainer will spend 40 hours over five days onsite with your driver trainers. During that time, your trainers will learn key entry-level driver training skills, including:

  • Elements of the ELDT curriculum
  • Teaching and testing vehicle inspections
  • Teaching and testing backing maneuvers
  • Teaching and testing driving behavior
  • Teaching and testing best practices
    • Classroom presentation
    • Creating lesson plans
    • Creating training routes
    • Assessments/Evaluations
    • Professionalism
    • Coaching theory

We'll also assist you with getting registered on the Training Program Registry (TPR).

Learn how the Entry-Level Driver Training rule impacts your entire training program:

Get your entry-level drivers on the road to a safer career with help from J. J. Keller! Call today — 888.473.4638

Training Program Curriculum

Our curriculum includes a combination of Theory, Range and Road training as required by the regulation. Your trainers will receive 200 hours (5 weeks) of training material that covers the 30 essential training modules required by the FMCSA, in addition to best practice modules for helping trainees become professional drivers.

Theory/classroom training focuses on:

  • FMCSA & DOT Regulations
  • Driver Professionalism
  • Speed & Space Management
  • Accident Procedures
  • Hazard Perception
  • Defensive Driving Behavior
  • Extreme Conditions
  • Accident Prevention
  • Control Systems, Maintenance, & Vehicle Inspections

Range training focuses on:

  • Vehicle Inspections – DOT & CDL‐Prep
  • Backing Maneuvers – DOT & CDL‐Prep
  • Coupling & Uncoupling (configurable based on type of equipment)
  • Forward Motion and Shifting
  • Close‐Quarter Maneuvering

Road training focuses:

  • Progressive Road Trips – DOT & CDL‐Prep
  • Hazard Perception & Defensive Driving
  • Preparing for CDL‐A Test

Get your entry-level drivers on the road to a safer career with help from J. J. Keller! Call today — 888.473.4638


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