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Passenger & School Bus Endorsement: Entry-Level Driver Training - Student Manual (014678)
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Passenger & School Bus Endorsement: Entry-Level Driver Training - Student Manual

Student manual is designed to help CDL drivers earn their passenger-carrying and school bus endorsements. Read more.

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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.

  • Written by J. J. Keller transportation regulatory experts and adult learning professionals, this student manual provides safety and compliance information CDL drivers need to obtain their passenger-carrying or school bus endorsement
  • Who this applies to: Any training provider who offers passenger or school bus endorsement training
  • Features full-color illustrations
  • Includes user-friendly design
  • Designed to be used with Passenger & School Bus Endorsement: Entry-Level Driver Training - Trainer Manual
  • Approx. 416 pages

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Passenger and School Bus Endorsement - Student Manual


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Passenger and School Bus Endorsement - Student Manual
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What's Covered

This comprehensive manual includes chapters on the following:

Passenger-Carrying Endorsement

  • Post-Crash Procedures
  • Other Emergency Procedures
  • Vehicle Orientation
  • Pre-Trip, En-route, and Post-Trip Inspection
  • Fueling
  • Idling
  • Baggage and/or Cargo Management
  • Passenger Safety Awareness Briefing
  • Passenger Management
  • ADA Compliance
  • Hours of Service (HOS) Requirements
  • Safety Belt Safety
  • Distracted Driving
  • Railroad (RR)-Highway Grade Crossings and Drawbridges
  • Weigh Stations
  • Security and Crime
  • Roadside Inspections
  • Penalties and Fines

School Bus Endorsement

  • Danger Zones and Use of Mirrors
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Vehicle Orientation
  • Post-Crash Procedures
  • Emergency Exit and Evacuation
  • Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings
  • Student Management
  • Special Safety Considerations
  • Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections
  • School Bus Security
  • Route and Stop Reviews

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