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.
Loss of vehicle control is scary. Even the most prepared and alert driver will experience a skid, tire blowout, or other emergency during his or her driving career.
This course is designed to address what causes a vehicle to skid and skid recovery. It also goes over appropriate responses to other common emergencies, teaching learners how to maintain directional control.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Identify the major causes of skids and jackknifing and employ techniques for avoiding and recovering from them
- Explain the importance of maintaining directional control
- Indicate appropriate responses when faced with CMV emergencies such as brake failure, a tire blowout, hydroplaning, and rollovers
- Recognize unsafe acts that play a role in producing or worsening hazardous situations
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 16: Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and Other Emergencies online course covers the following topics:
- Causes of Skids
- Wheel Load
- Force of Motion
- Tractor-Trailer Skids
- Trailer Jackknife
- Tractor Jackknife
- Front Wheel Skid
- All Wheel Skid
- Skid Recovery
- Slippery Surfaces
- Evasive Steering
- General Procedures
- Avoiding an Oncoming Vehicle
- Avoiding a Stopped or Stationary Vehicle
- Avoiding a Merging Vehicle
- Emergency Braking
- Controlled Braking
- Stab Braking
- Off-Road Recovery
- Brake Failure
- Downgrade Procedures
- General Procedures
- Tire Blowouts
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 A1.3.2 Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and Other Emergencies
This unit must teach the causes of skidding and jackknifing and techniques for avoiding and recovering from them. The training providers must teach the importance of maintaining directional control and bringing the CMV to a stop in the shortest possible distance while operating over a slippery surface. This unit must provide instruction in appropriate responses when faced with CMV emergencies. This instruction must include evasive steering, emergency braking, and off-road recovery, as well as the proper response to brake failures, tire blowouts, hydroplaning, and rollovers. The instruction must include a review of unsafe acts and the role the acts play in producing or worsening hazardous situations.
Copyright Date: 2019