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.
Being able to communicate clearly and professionally is a skill every driver should develop. How drivers express themselves is a reflection of not only them, but the company they work for, as well as driving professionals across the U.S.
This course is designed to address how to navigate a roadside inspection with tips on communicating using verbal and non-verbal messages.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe the roadside inspection process
- Identify the impact that violating regulations has on drivers and carrier’s records
- Illustrate effective communication techniques when interacting with enforcement officials
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 26: External Communications online course covers the following topics:
- Roadside Inspection Process
- Roadside Inspection Outcomes
- No Violations
- Violations Found
- Out of Service
- Interpersonal Communication
- Verbal & Non-Verbal Messages
- Body Language
- Non-English Speakers
Course Length: 20 minutes
Intended Audience: Drivers who are applying for an initial commercial driver’s license (CDL) or drivers upgrading their current CDL.
Regulations Covered: Unit A1.5.6 External Communications
This unit must teach driver-trainees in the value of effective interpersonal communication techniques/skills to interact with enforcement officials. The training providers must teach driver-trainees the specifics of the roadside vehicle inspection process, and what to expect during this activity. Driver‑trainees who are not English speakers must be instructed in FMCSA English language proficiency requirements. The training providers must teach driver-trainees the impact that violating Federal and state regulations has on their driving records and their employing motor carrier’s records.
Copyright Date: 2019