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.
As well as being a regulatory requirement, proper vehicle inspections can go a long way in ensuring your vehicle’s safe and efficient operation. Vehicle inspections can help in finding mechanical problems before they cause a breakdown or accident. This can help in avoiding costly on the road repairs as well as delays in deliveries.
This course is designed to give learners a detailed description of how to perform pre-trip, en-route, and post-trip vehicle inspections.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Conduct an accurate and efficient pre-trip inspection
- Explain when an on-the-road inspection is required and how to complete one
- Complete a proper post-trip inspection
- Explain when a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) is required, and how to complete one
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 3: Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections online course covers the following topics:
- The Importance of Inspections
- Inspection Locations
- Types of Required Inspections
- Pre-Trip Inspection
- The Five-Step Pre-Trip Inspection
- Step 1: Engine Compartment & Front Axle Components
- Step 2: In-Cab Inspection
- Step 3: Lights
- Step 4: Walk-Around
- Step 5: Brake System Check
- On-the-Road Inspection
- Post-Trip Inspection
- Special Rigs
- Multiple Trailers
- Refrigerator Units (Reefers)
- Intermodal Chassis
Course Length: 20 minutes
Regs Covered: Unit A1.1.3 Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections
This unit must teach the driver-trainees to conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections as specified in §392.7 and §396.11, including appropriate inspection locations. Instruction must also be provided on enroute vehicle inspections.
Copyright Date: 2019