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 with any vehicle, a tractor-trailer is made up of many parts. Though these parts have individual jobs or functions, they work together to effectively and efficiently operate the tractor-trailer.
This course is designed to present learners with a general understanding of the basics of vehicle construction and vehicle systems as well as the importance of diagnosing and reporting vehicle malfunctions to maintain a safe vehicle.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Explain the function of major combination vehicle systems
- Check all key vehicle systems to ensure their safe operation
- Identify what is needed to keep vehicle systems in good operating condition
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 18: Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions online course covers the following topics:
- Suspension System
- Fuel System
- Air Intake & Exhaust System
- Lubrication System
- Maintaining the Lubrication System
- Oil Filter System
- Cooling System
- Electrical System
- Charging Circuit
- Cranking Circuit
- Ignition Circuit
- Lighting & Accessory Circuits
- Drive Train
- Drive Shaft & Universal Joints
- Brake System
- Air Brakes
- Air Brake System Operation
- Antilock Brake Systems
- Checking for Defects
- Wheels & Tires
- Tread Design
- Proper Tire Inflation & Care
- Steering System
- Wheel Alignment
- Power Steering
- Coupling System
- Diagnosing Malfunctions
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 A1.4.1 Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
This unit must teach driver-trainees to identify major combination vehicle systems. The goal is to explain their function and how to check all key vehicle systems, (e.g., engine, engine exhaust auxiliary systems, brakes, drive train, coupling systems, and suspension) to ensure their safe operation. Driver-trainees must be provided with a detailed description of each system, its importance to safe and efficient operation, and what is needed to keep the system in good operating condition.
Copyright Date: 2019