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Safe & Smart Non-CDL Driver Training for Inexperienced Drivers - Online Courses

An expansive library of online courses for non-CDL inexperienced drivers who need safe and smart training. Read more.

Interactive Online Training courses are purchased using Training Points. These programs are available for 25 points per seat (a seat is one person assigned to one course). Points are $1 each. See Overview for more information.

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Overview

This program is available for 25 points per seat. A seat is one person assigned to one course. Already have a J. J. Keller® Training account? Click here to log in. If you are a new customer, click here to learn more about Training Points.


As part of Safe & Smart Driver Training, the Non-CDL Driver Training for Inexperienced Drivers courses provide safer, smarter training for all company sizes. Inexperienced drivers are those who have been operating a CMV for a year or less and require more in-depth orientation training. Training topics covered include:

  • Intended Audience: New hire, inexperienced non-CDL CMV drivers
  • Language: Available in English
  • Copyright Date: 2020

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Topics Covered

Backing and Parking

Product Code: 61094
Course Length: 13 minutes

This course helps drivers learn the proper procedures for backing and parking.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Describe how to safely back your vehicle
  • Explain how to safely park your vehicle
  • Explain additional precautions to take when backing in loading docks and parking lots

Basic Controls

Product Code: 61094
Course Length: 20 minutes

This course helps drivers understand basic vehicle controls and maneuvers.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Discuss how to start up and shut down your vehicle’s engine
  • Describe how to put your vehicle in motion and come to a complete stop
  • Identify ways to maneuver through turns, curves, and roundabouts, and enter/exit highways safely

Becoming a Professional Driver

Product Code: 61080
Course Length: 15 minutes

This course helps drivers learn some of the basics when it comes to being a professional in the transportation industry.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Explain how your conduct on the road and at the customer influences the public’s view of you and your company
  • Identify the agency responsible for regulating the transportation industry and explain the importance of complying with applicable laws and regulations
  • Identify the required driver qualifications and what causes driver disqualification

Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA)

Product Code: 61113
Course Length: 30 minutes

This course helps drivers learn what CSA is and how it affects them as professional drivers.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Discuss the goal of Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • List the four major components of CSA
  • Describe the seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs), BASIC scores, and strategies for keeping your BASIC scores low
  • Recognize actions that can be taken by the FMCSA in an intervention

Control Systems

Product Code: 61084
Course Length: 19 minutes

This course introduces drivers to the controls and instruments that are essential to basic operation, safety, and maintenance.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of a vehicle’s engine controls
  • Locate a vehicle’s primary controls and discuss the function of each
  • Describe the purpose of a vehicle’s secondary controls and identify their locations
  • Recognize all vehicle instruments and explain the acceptable operating range for each
  • Identify warning devices commonly found on a vehicle

Defensive Driving: Communication

Product Code: 61097
Course Length: 15 minutes

This course helps drivers learn the skills required to communicate successfully with other drivers.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Describe ways to communicate your intent by using turn signals and brake lights
  • Discuss how to communicate your presence through the use of headlights, horn, warning devices, and eye contact
  • Explain how eye contact techniques can help you communicate with bicyclists, pedestrians, and other drivers

Defensive Driving: Distracted Driving

Product Code: 61098
Course Length: 20 minutes

This course helps drivers learn how to recognize and avoid dangerous distractions.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Identify common driving distractions
  • Describe how to prevent accidents caused by distracted driving

Defensive Driving: Driving Emergencies

Product Code: 61104
Course Length: 20 minutes

This course helps drivers learn how to recognize and respond to driving emergencies in a safe manner.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of maintaining directional control
  • Indicate appropriate responses when faced with emergencies such as brake failure, a tire blowout, hydroplaning, and rollovers
  • Recognize unsafe acts that play a role in producing or worsening hazardous situations

Defensive Driving: Extreme Driving Conditions

Product Code: 61101
Course Length: 35 minutes

This course helps drivers learn how to prepare for driving in extreme conditions and operate safely when they encounter them.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Identify common ways to prepare for driving in adverse weather conditions
  • Discuss how to safely operate a vehicle in snow, ice, wind, rain, and fog
  • Explain ways to stay safe in extreme heat or cold temperatures
  • Recognize the challenges of driving on steep grades and around sharp curves

Defensive Driving: Hazard Perception

Product Code: 61102
Course Length: 20 minutes

This course helps drivers learn how to identify and avoid hazards while driving.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Identify hazardous road conditions and road users
  • Explain how to avoid or mitigate hazards
  • Respond to emergency traffic situations

Defensive Driving: Night Driving

Product Code: 61100
Course Length: 15 minutes

This course helps drivers learn how to improve their safety while driving at night.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Discuss the factors that affect safe night operation as they relate to your vehicle, the road, and you, the driver
  • Explain procedures that can help make driving at night safer

Defensive Driving: Railroad Crossings

Product Code: 61105
Course Length: 15 minutes

This course helps drivers pass through a railroad crossing safely and know what to do at the tracks in an emergency situation.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Explain what is required when approaching a highway-rail grade crossing
  • Identify various crossing signs, gates, and signals you may encounter
  • Discuss the procedures to safely stop at railroad tracks
  • Describe appropriate actions to take in the event of a railroad-related emergency

Defensive Driving: Skid Control and Recovery

Product Code: 61103
Course Length: 15 minutes

This course helps drivers learn how to respond to skids in a safe manner.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Identify the major causes of skids and employ techniques for avoiding and recovering from them

Defensive Driving: Speed and Space Management

Product Code: 61099
Course Length: 15 minutes

This course helps drivers learn how to manage their speed and space while driving.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Discuss the three factors that affect your stopping distance
  • Recognize ways to manage your vehicle’s speed through curves and on grades
  • Describe why you should adjust your speed when you encounter poor road conditions, inclement weather, and heavy traffic
  • Explain the importance of proper space management
  • Describe how to maintain an appropriate cushion of space

Defensive Driving: Visual Search

Product Code: 61096
Course Length: 15 minutes

This course helps drivers learn the skills required to conduct an effective visual search.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of continuously scanning your surroundings
  • Discuss how to perform a proper visual scan in front of, to the sides, and behind your vehicle
  • Recognize potential hazards you must be aware of and react to while driving
  • Identify signs of a distracted driver
  • Describe the different types of mirrors and what each is designed for
  • Explain how to properly adjust your mirrors and use them while driving

Fatigue and Wellness

Product Code: 61111
Course Length: 26 minutes

This course helps drivers learn about factors that contribute to their health and wellness.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Describe ways you can maintain a healthy diet and good exercise habits
  • Discuss what stress is along with ways you can manage stress
  • Identify signs of driver fatigue
  • List safe work practices
  • Describe back safety and proper lifting
  • List steps you can take to ensure your personal security

Handling and Documenting Cargo

Product Code: 61107
Course Length: 20 minutes

This course helps drivers learn proper procedures for handling and documenting cargo.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Recognize cargo securement devices
  • Explain how to evenly distribute your cargo
  • Identify how to safely load and unload your vehicle
  • Practice cargo theft prevention measures

Hours of Service: Record of Duty Status

Product Code: 61110
Course Length: 20 minutes

This course helps drivers learn how to follow recordkeeping requirements.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Describe how to keep track of your hours of service using an electronic logging device or paper logs

Hours of Service: Short-Haul Rules

Product Code: 61109
Course Length: 12 minutes

This course helps drivers learn how to comply with the short-haul hours-of-service rules.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Identify when the short-haul rules apply
  • Explain how to correctly apply the short-haul rules
  • Describe recordkeeping requirements for the short-haul rules

Hours of Service: Working Time

Product Code: 61108
Course Length: 20 minutes

This course helps drivers learn the different duty statuses and working limits.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Recognize the difference between on-duty and off-duty time
  • Explain how to comply with the duty and driving limits
  • Identify when certain exceptions apply to you

Human Trafficking Awareness

Product Code: 61114
Course Length: 20 minutes

This course helps drivers identify different types of human trafficking and those most at risk of becoming victims. It also provides you with information on how to notify authorities.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Describe human trafficking and identify those who are most at risk
  • Recognize the signs of human trafficking
  • Explain how to respond appropriately when you suspect human trafficking is taking place

Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions

Product Code: 61093
Course Length: 37 minutes

This course helps drivers understand the key components of their vehicles and learn how to identify defects.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Explain the function of major vehicle component systems
  • Check all key vehicle systems to ensure their safe operation
  • Identify what is needed to keep vehicle systems in good operating condition

Post-Crash Procedures

Product Code: 61112
Course Length: 25 minutes

This course helps drivers learn the procedures they need to follow in the event of a crash.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Describe actions you should take to help secure the scene if you have been involved in an accident
  • Explain procedures to follow in the event of a fire in the engine, tires, or cargo of your vehicle, including how to use a fire extinguisher

Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection: Brake System

Product Code: 61090
Course Length: 6 minutes

This course helps drivers ensure their vehicle's brake system is in good working condition.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Describe how to prepare for a brake system check
  • Discuss the steps for a brake check
  • Explain how to conduct an air brake inspection

Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection: Engine and Front Axle

Product Code: 61086
Course Length: 20 minutes

This course helps drivers understand how to inspect the engine and front axle components responsible for their vehicle's movement.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Conduct a thorough engine and front axle inspection
  • Explain what components must be in good working order

Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection: In-Vehicle

Product Code: 61087
Course Length: 8 minutes

This course helps drivers understand what controls and equipment inside the vehicle must be checked to ensure safe operation.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Conduct an accurate in-vehicle inspection
  • Identify items that need to be inspected for safe operation

Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection: Lights

Product Code: 61089
Course Length: 6 minutes

This course helps drivers ensure their vehicle's lights are in good working condition.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Describe how to prepare for an inspection of vehicle lights
  • Explain what to look for during an inspection of the front and tail lights
  • Complete an inspection of turn signals
  • Discuss how to inspect brake lights

Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection: Walk-Around

Product Code: 61088
Course Length: 15 minutes

This course helps drivers understand how to conduct an efficient and effective walk-around inspection of their vehicle.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Explain how to inspect the front of your vehicle
  • Describe what to look for under the vehicle
  • Discuss how to inspect the overall vehicle condition

Roadside Inspections

Product Code: 61106
Course Length: 20 minutes

This course helps drivers prepare for and know how to participate in a roadside inspection.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to prepare for a roadside inspection
  • Recognize what happens during a roadside inspection
  • Explain what to expect as the result of a roadside inspection

Shifting Synchronized Manual Transmissions

Product Code: 61311
Course Length: 18 minutes

This course helps drivers learn the basics of shifting synchronized manual transmissions.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Explain the basic controls and tools used to shift a manual transmission
  • Identify the basic shift patterns and procedures of a synchronized manual transmission
  • Describe proper shifting skills

Trip Planning

Product Code: 61115
Course Length: 20 minutes

This course helps drivers learn the five basic steps of trip planning.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Describe the paperwork required for you (the driver), your cargo, and your vehicle
  • Discuss considerations when selecting your route, along with how to read a map and use a global positioning system (GPS)
  • List vehicle and cargo restrictions
  • Describe things you should consider when estimating your trip time
  • List conditions that can affect fuel usage

Vehicle Inspection Basics

Product Code: 61085
Course Length: 7 minutes

This course helps drivers understand when inspections and inspection documentation are required.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Discuss when to complete a pre-trip inspection,
  • Explain when an on-the-road inspection is required, and
  • Recognize when a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report, or DVIR, is required

Vehicle Inspections: On-the-Road Inspection

Product Code: 61091
Course Length: 6 minutes

This course helps drivers learn when an on-the-road inspection is required and know how to complete one.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Explain what to inspect during a quick lap around the vehicle
  • Recognize when the cargo and securement devices must be inspected
  • Describe how to check for excessive tire or wheel heat

Vehicle Inspections: Post-Trip Inspection

Product Code: 61092
Course Length: 7 minutes

This course helps drivers learn how to complete a post-trip inspection.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Complete a proper post-trip inspection
  • Explain when a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) is required
  • Discuss how a DVIR should be completed

System Requirements

To ensure full course functionality, your computer will need to meet or exceed the following requirements:

General

  • Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) or higher
  • Mobile App: Android v7 — Nougat (8/2016) and above, iOS v11 and above
  • Persistent, high-speed internet connection with at least 1.5Mbps download speed
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Pop-up blockers must be disabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled
  • Cookies must be allowed
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher

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  • Windows: Internet Explorer 11, Edge Chromium, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Mac & Mobile App: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)

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