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.
Having a safe workplace is serious business. There are many laws and regulations in place that are intended to keep drivers safe while at work. It is up to the driver and their employer to follow these laws and regulations.
Should an employer or another party such as a shipper, receiver, or broker encourage or try to force a driver to violate these rules, they do have ways to protect themselves.
Whistleblower protection and coercion regulations are intended to protect drivers from retaliation if they refuse to violate a law or regulation related to health, safety, or security.
This course is designed to inform learners about the whistleblower protection and coercion regulations and how they can use these regulations to protect themselves.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe the whistleblower protections that are available
- Discuss how they can file a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) if their whistleblower protection is violated
- Recognize coercion when it occurs
- Explain how to file a coercion complaint with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 27: Whistleblower/Coercion online course covers the following topics:
- Whistleblower Protection
- Filing a Complaint
- OSHA Findings
- Filing a Complaint
- FMCSA Findings
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 A1.5.7 Whistleblower/Coercion
This unit must teach the driver-trainees about the right of an employee to question the safety practices of an employer without incurring the risk of losing a job or being subject to reprisals simply for stating a safety concern. The training providers must instruct driver-trainees in the whistleblower protection regulations in 29 CFR part 1978. The training providers must teach the procedures for reporting to FMCSA incidents of coercion from motor carriers, shippers, receivers, or transportation intermediaries.
Copyright Date: 2019