The entry-level driver training (ELDT) rule has been delayed for two years. The new compliance date is February 7, 2022. Though the rule has been delayed, schools and training entities should continue to prepare for this final rule, as the requirements are complex. It will take a substantial amount of time to implement all curriculum, facility, equipment, and instructor requirements.
This course can be used to help satisfy the theory instruction portion of the new entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements that go into effect on February 7, 2022. To satisfy the theory instruction requirements, this course must be assigned and administered by a school or other entity listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Training Provider Registry (TPR). To satisfy the complete ELDT training requirements, the school or entity conducting the training must provide the driver-trainee "behind-the-wheel" instruction in addition to theory instruction.
This course is designed to introduce learners to the controls and instruments found in commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).
It is important that learners understand the function of all controls and instruments of any vehicle they operate. CMVs are nothing like personal vehicles. CMVs have numerous systems, controls, and instruments that are usually not in a personal vehicle.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Explain the purpose of a CMV’s engine controls
- Locate a CMV’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 CMV
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 2: Control Systems/Dashboard online course covers the following topics:
- Engine Controls
- Primary Vehicle Controls
- Transmission Controls
- Brake Controls
- Antilock Brakes
- Auxiliary Brakes & Retarders
- Interaxle Differential Lock
- Secondary Vehicle Controls
- Climate/Comfort Controls
- Driver Safety
- Vehicle Instruments
- Warning Devices
Course Length: 20 minutes
Intended Audience: Drivers who are applying for an initial commercial driver’s license (CDL) or drivers upgrading their current CDL.
Regs Covered: Unit A1.1.2 Control Systems/Dashboard
his unit must introduce driver-trainees to vehicle instruments, controls, and safety components. The training providers must teach driver-trainees to read gauges and instruments correctly and the proper use of vehicle safety components, including safety belts and mirrors. The training providers must teach driver-trainees to identify, locate, and explain the function of each of the primary and secondary controls including those required for steering, accelerating, shifting, braking systems (e.g., ABS, hydraulic, air), as applicable, and parking.
Copyright Date: 2019