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.
A healthy driver is a safe and alert driver. Achieving a healthy and safe lifestyle can be challenging when done on the road, but it can be done.
This course is designed to focus on several of the factors that contribute to driver health and wellness.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe ways to maintain a healthy diet and good exercise habits while on the road
- Discuss what stress is along with ways to manage stress
- Identify signs of driver fatigue
- List safe work practices
- Describe back safety and proper lifting
- List steps learners can take to ensure their personal security
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 24: Fatigue and Wellness Awareness online course covers the following topics:
- Personal Health & Driving
- Eating Healthy on the Road
- Exercise on the Road
- Signs of Fatigue
- Fighting Fatigue
- Sleep Apnea
- Alcohol Use & Drug Abuse
- Driver Disqualification
- Safe Work Practices
- Vehicle Entry & Exit
- Proper Seated Position
- Stopping on the Side of the Road
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Back Safety
- Personal Security
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 A1.5.4 Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
This unit must teach driver-trainees about the issues and consequences of chronic and acute driver fatigue and the importance of staying alert. The training providers must teach driver-trainees wellness and basic health maintenance information that affect a driver’s ability to safely operate a CMV.
Copyright Date: 2019