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J. J. Keller® Entry-Level Driver Training Obtaining a CDL Trainer Manual (014864)
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J. J. Keller® Entry-Level Driver Training Obtaining a CDL Trainer Manual

Helps trainers ensure student drivers understand the fundamentals of safe, professional driving and compliance. Complies with FMCSA's ELDT rule. Read more.


Product Code: 50494
List Price: $129.00
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has delayed compliance with the entry-level driver training (ELDT) rule. The new compliance date is February 7, 2022. As of that date, completion of ELDT will be required of drivers:

  • Applying for their initial commercial driver’s license (CDL);
  • Updating their current CDL; or
  • Obtaining a passenger, school bus, or hazardous materials endorsement for the first time.

The rule requires successful completion of a prescribed program of theory and behind-the-wheel training before an entry-level driver takes the CDL skills test. This training must be provided by a school or other training entity listed on FMCSA's Training Provider Registry (TPR). To be listed on the TPR, schools and training entities must meet specific requirements addressing:

  • Curriculum,
  • Facilities,
  • Equipment, and
  • Instructors.

Though the rule has been delayed until February 7, 2022, schools and training entities should continue to prepare, as the requirements are complex. It will take a substantial amount of time to implement all the requirements.

For more information on the entry-level driver requirements, please visit this page.

  • This "Entry-Level Driver Training: Obtaining a CDL - Trainer Manual" meets the entry-level driver training mandated curriculum for new drivers
  • Increase your students' skill level by teaching them the basics of safe driving techniques and providing them with up-to-date regulatory info
  • Features full-color illustrations
  • Includes updated, user-friendly design
  • Designed to be used with Entry-Level Driver Training: Obtaining a CDL - Student Manual
  • Use training manual with entry-level driver training courses for a comprehensive ELDT program.
  • Spiral bound, 714 pages


Product Code Description Language Format Copyright Date ISBN
Entry-Level Driver Training: Obtaining a CDL - Trainer Manual
Spiral Bound

What's Covered

This comprehensive manual includes chapters on the following:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Environmental Compliance Issues
  • Hours of Service Requirements
  • 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

What's Included

  • Trainer manual that includes an exact reprint of the student manual
  • Includes Trainer Tools USB with:
    • PDF of trainer manual
    • PowerPoints for each chapter
    • Quizzes and answer keys for each chapter
    • Video snippets to reinforce training content (20 seconds to 2 minutes each)
    • CDL practice test and answer key
    • Vehicle troubleshooting guide
    • Lab/road exercises

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