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.
Even in the best conditions, driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) requires preparation, constant alertness, and attention to detail. Driving a CMV at night introduces additional challenges. For instance:
- Low light makes it harder to see
- Hazards may not be recognized as quickly
- A more limited sight area leaves less time to respond
This course is designed to familiarize learners with the added challenges of night driving.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Discuss the factors that affect the safe operation of CMVs at night as they relate to the truck, the road, and the professional driver
- Explain procedures that can help make driving at night safer
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 13: Night Operation online course covers the following topics:
- Night Driving Factors
- Your Truck
- The Road
- You, the Professional Driver
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 A1.2.6 Night Operation
This unit must instruct driver-trainees in the factors affecting the safe operation of CMVs at night and in darkness. Additionally, driver-trainees must be instructed in changes in vision, communications, speed space management, and proper use of lights, as needed, to deal with the special problems night driving presents.
Copyright Date: 2019