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.
With over 200,000 highway-rail grade crossings in the United States, every driver must know how to cross railroad tracks safely. That is especially true for drivers of long, heavy vehicles like tractor-trailer combinations.
This course is designed to address safely crossing railroad tracks including regulatory requirements, emergency procedures, and recognition of safety devices and signs.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Explain when stopping at railroad tracks is required
- Recognize the consequences of not adhering to highway-rail grade crossing regulations
- Identify various crossing signs, gates, and signals that may be encountered
- Discuss the procedures to safely stop at railroad tracks
- Describe appropriate actions to take in the event of a railroad‑related emergency
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 17: Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings online course covers the following topics:
- The Regulations
- Signs & Signals
- Safety Tips
Intended Audience: Drivers who are applying for an initial commercial driver’s license (CDL) or drivers upgrading their current CDL.
Regs Covered: Unit A1.3.3 Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings
This unit must teach driver-trainees to recognize potential dangers and the appropriate safety procedures to utilize at railroad (RR)-highway grade crossings. This instruction must include an overview of various Federal/State RR grade crossing regulations, RR grade crossing environments, obstructed view conditions, clearance around the tracks, and rail signs and signals. The training providers must instruct driver-trainees that railroads have personnel available (“Emergency Notification Systems”) to receive notification of any information relating to an unsafe condition at the RR-highway grade crossing or a disabled vehicle or other obstruction blocking a railroad track at the RR-highway grade crossing.
Copyright Date: 2019