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.
In order for a safe, efficient, and economical fleet to exist, vehicles need to be inspected and maintained on a regular basis. Professional drivers’ involvement is key when it comes to a successful preventive maintenance program, as drivers are often the first to notice a problem or issue.
This course is designed to introduce learners to different types of vehicle maintenance, their role in keeping vehicle components in good working order, and the costs of poor vehicle maintenance.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- List the different types of vehicle maintenance
- Identify their role in keeping a vehicle’s components in good working order
- Recognize the costs of poor vehicle maintenance
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 20: Maintenance online course covers the following topics:
- Types of Maintenance
- Routine Servicing
- Scheduled Preventive Maintenance
- Unscheduled Maintenance and Repair
- Your Responsibility
- Regulatory Requirements
- Systematic Maintenance
- Pre-Trip Inspection
- On-the-Road Inspection (En-Route)
- Post-Trip Inspection
- Periodic/Annual Inspections
- Pitfalls of Poor Vehicle Maintenance
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 A1.4.3 Maintenance
This unit must introduce driver-trainees to the basic servicing and checking procedures for various engine and vehicle components and to help develop their ability to perform preventive maintenance and simple emergency repairs.
Copyright Date: 2019