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.
No matter how safely learners operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), there is always the possibility that they could be involved in an accident. It’s hard to imagine a day at work being any worse than being involved in an accident.
Drivers who have shared this experience will tell you being involved in an accident can feel surreal. In the immediate aftermath it’s hard to think clearly—hard to know what to do, and hard to remember, as a CMV driver, what you’re required to do.
This course is designed to provide learners with knowledge of the procedures they need to follow if they are ever involved in an accident.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe actions they should take to help secure the scene if they have been involved in an accident
- Discuss post-accident drug and alcohol testing
- Explain procedures to follow in the event of a fire in the cab/engine, tires, or cargo of a vehicle, including how to use a fire extinguisher
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 25: Post-Crash Procedures online course covers the following topics:
- Accident Register
- Securing the Scene
- Stop Immediately
- Warning Devices
- Check for Injuries
- Notify Law Enforcement
- Document the Accident
- Contact Your Motor Carrier
- Preliminary Report
- At the Scene
- Hazardous Materials
- Vehicle Fires
- Fire Prevention
- General Classes of Fires
- Fire Extinguishers
- Using a Fire Extinguisher
- Putting Out Fires
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 A1.5.5 Post-Crash Procedures
This unit must teach driver-trainees appropriate post-crash procedures, including the requirement that the driver, if possible, assess his or her physical condition immediately after the crash and notify authorities or assign the task to other individuals at the crash scene. The training providers must teach driver-trainees how to protect the area; obtain emergency medical assistance; move on-road vehicles off the road in minor crashes so as to avoid subsequent crashes or injuries; engage flashers; place reflective triangles and other warning devices for stopped vehicles; and properly use a fire extinguisher, if necessary. The training providers must instruct driver-trainees in post-crash testing requirements related to controlled substances and alcohol.
Copyright Date: 2019