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J. J. Keller protects people and the businesses they run. You can trust our expertise across a wide range of subjects relating to labor, transportation, environmental, and worker safety. Our deep knowledge of federal and state agencies is built on a strong foundation of more than 100 editors and consultants and 70+ years of regulatory compliance experience.

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J. J. Keller protects people and the businesses they run. You can trust our expertise across a wide range of subjects relating to labor, transportation, environmental, and worker safety. Our deep knowledge of federal and state agencies is built on a strong foundation of more than 100 editors and consultants and 70+ years of regulatory compliance experience.

Reg Alert: The FMCSA’s entry-level driver training (ELDT) rule took effect February 7, 2022. As of this date, individuals who are applying for their initial CDL, upgrading a current CDL, or getting a passenger or school bus endorsement for the first time must complete specific theory and behind-the-wheel instruction before taking the required skills test. An individual obtaining a hazmat endorsement for the first time must complete specific theory instruction prior to taking the required knowledge test. This training must be provided by a school or entity listed on the FMCSA’s Training Provider Registry (TPR). Learn more about the ELDT requirements.
  • 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
  • Designed to be used with entry-level driver training courses for a comprehensive ELDT program.
  • Spiral bound, 714 pages. (Note: The Trainer’s Manual contains an exact reprint of the Student Manual’s 534 pages to help simplify training. In addition, the Trainer’s Manual includes “Key Learnings” for each of the 30 chapters. The page numbers are omitted from the Key Learnings in the Trainer Manual.)

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

View Sample

Click on the links below to view sample pages from the J. J. Keller® Entry-Level Driver Training Obtaining a CDL Trainer Manual.

Compliance Topic: Vehicle Inspections & Maintenance, DOT Drug & Alcohol Management, Vehicle/Equipment Compliance, Driver Management, Cargo Securement, DOT and Driver Training, Hours of Service, CSA Scores

Industry: Transportation

Average Rating: 4.7, 4.6

BVNumberOfReviews: 7, 8

Language: English

Format: Spiral Bound

Copyright Date: 2019

ISBN: 978-1-68008-630-0