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Entry-Level Driver Training - Online Courses

ELDT Compliance | CDL License Preparation | 49 CFR Parts 380, 382, 383, and 390-399 | Covers Backing, Docking, Control Systems, Fatigue, Wellness, Cargo Handling and More Read more.

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Our Entry-Level Driver Training online courses are the perfect way to prepare your drivers for the CDL exam.

As part of Driver Training, these entry-level driver training courses cover a wide range of topics, from basic control to extreme driving conditions, and are designed to help your drivers pass the CDL exam with flying colors. With our courses, your drivers will learn how to back and dock, handle and document cargo, and identify defects in your vehicles. We cover everything from basic business practices to human trafficking, making sure drivers are fully prepared for anything that comes their way on the road. Our courses are available in English and are up-to-date with the latest regulations, including 49 CFR Parts 380, 382, 383, and 390-399. These courses can be used to satisfy the theory instruction portion of the entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements that went into effect on February 7, 2022. Learn more about the ELDT requirements. Don't wait to start training, sign up today for safer, smarter drivers.

Training courses can be used with the Entry-Level Driver Training: Obtaining A CDL student manual and trainer manual for a comprehensive ELDT program.

Training topics covered include:

  • Backing and Docking
  • Basic Business Practices*
  • Basic Control
  • Canada: Crossing the Border*
  • Canada: Hours of Service and Daily Vehicle Inspections*
  • Canada: Sizes, Weights, and Measurements*
  • Communication
  • Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA)*
  • Control Systems/Dashboard
  • Coupling Trailers
  • Distracted Driving
  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Environmental Compliance Issues
  • External Communications
  • Extreme Driving Conditions
  • Extreme Driving Conditions: Mountain Driving
  • Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
  • Handling and Documenting Cargo
  • Hazard Perception
  • Hours of Service Requirements: Record of Duty Status
  • Hours of Service Requirements: Short-Haul Rules
  • Hours of Service Requirements: Working Time
  • Human Trafficking*
  • Identifying Brake Defects
  • Identifying Drive Train Defects
  • Identifying Engine Compartment Defects
  • Identifying Frame, Axle, and Suspension Defects
  • Identifying Steering and Coupling Defects
  • Identifying Wheel and Tire Defects
  • Maintenance
  • Medical Requirements
  • Night Operation
  • On-the-Road Inspection
  • Orientation
  • Post-Crash Procedures
  • Post-Trip Inspection
  • Preparing for Extreme Driving Conditions
  • Pre-Trip Brake Systems
  • Pre-Trip Engine
  • Pre-Trip In-Vehicle
  • Pre-Trip Lights
  • Pre-Trip Walk-Around
  • Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings
  • Roadside Inspections
  • Shifting/Operating Transmissions
  • Skid Control and Prevention
  • Skid Control: Driving Emergencies
  • Space Management
  • Special Rigs*
  • Speed Management
  • Trip Planning
  • Uncoupling Trailers
  • Vehicle Inspection Basics
  • Visual Search
  • Whistleblower/Coercion
  • Intended Audience: Drivers who are applying for an initial commercial driver's license (CDL) or drivers upgrading their current CDL
  • Language: Available in English
  • Copyright Date: 2022
  • Regs Covered: 49 CFR Parts 380, 382, 383, and 390-399

*This course is not a required topic by the FMCSA, but it is an important topic for entry-level driver training.

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