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.
Roadside inspections are conducted by specially trained enforcement personnel, following specific inspection criteria and guidelines. They’re working hard to ensure highways are safe for everyone. On average, one hundred inspections will reveal more than twenty out-of-service (OOS) violations. Lights, tires, and brakes are the usual culprits, and even though some defects do pop up on the road, inspectors can often tell the difference between recent wear and practiced neglect. Learners should get in the habit of preparing their paperwork and conducting their pre-trip, en route, and post-trip inspections with the same attention an officer will if they are selected for an inspection.
This course is designed to familiarize the learner with types of inspections, how to prepare for an inspection, the inspection process, and potential outcomes of a roadside inspection.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Demonstrate how to prepare for a roadside inspection
- Recognize what happens during a roadside inspection
- Explain what to expect as the result of a roadside inspection
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 19: Roadside Inspections online course covers the following topics:
Roadside Inspection Basics
- Who Gets Inspected
- Types of Inspections
- Preparing for an Inspection
The Roadside Inspection Process
Roadside Inspection Report & Results
- Inspection Report
- Inspection Outcomes: No Violations
- Inspection Outcomes: With Violations
- Inspection Outcomes: Out of Service
- How to File a Complaint
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 A1.4.2 Roadside Inspections
This unit must instruct driver-trainees on what to expect during a standard roadside inspection conducted by authorized personnel. The training providers must teach driver-trainees on what vehicle and driver violations are classified as out-of-service (OOS), including the ramifications and penalties for operating a CMV when subject to an OOS order as defined in Section 390.5.
Copyright Date: 2019