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.
This course is designed to discuss the environmental hazards and issues related to the operation of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). We will also address some of the environmental requirements learners must comply with as a professional driver.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Recognize environmental hazards and issues related to a CMV and its load
- Discuss how government regulations and laws vary in regard to environmental hazards
- Identify actions that can be taken to help the environment
- Describe how to handle a hazardous materials incident
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 22: Environmental Compliance Issues online course covers the following topics:
- Air Pollution
- Idle Reduction Technology
- Fuel Efficiency
- Vehicle Maintenance
- Vehicle Inspection
- Driving Habits & Behaviors
- Hazardous Materials
- Emergency Response
- Incident Notification/Reporting
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 A1.5.2 Environmental Compliance Issues
This unit must teach driver-trainees to recognize environmental hazards and issues related to the CMV and load, and make the driver-trainee aware that city, county, State, and Federal requirements may apply to such circumstances.
Copyright Date: 2019