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.
Part 382 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) addresses alcohol and drug use by, and the testing of, drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). The purpose of these regulations is to prevent vehicle accidents and injuries that are the result of driver misuse of alcohol and/or abuse of drugs. As the operator of a CMV that requires you to possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL), you are subject to the alcohol and drug testing requirements.
This course is designed to inform learners of alcohol and drug prohibitions, types of testing, testing procedures, and the consequences of violating the prohibitions.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe the alcohol and drug prohibitions that apply to CMV operators
- Identify what types of testing drivers can expect to experience under various circumstances
- Explain the alcohol and drug testing procedures
- Describe the consequences of violating the prohibitions
- Recognize the effects of alcohol abuse and drug use and how they impair driving abilities
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 29: Drugs/Alcohol online course covers the following topics:
- Safety-Sensitive Function
- Alcohol Misuse & Drug Use
- Types of Tests
- Reasonable Suspicion
- Alcohol Testing Procedures
- Drug Testing
- Refusing to Test
- Failing an Alcohol Test or Testing Positive for Drugs
- The Effects of Alcohol Abuse & Drug Use
- Alcohol Abuse
- Drug Use
- Over-the-Counter & Prescription Medications
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 A1.5.9 Drugs/Alcohol
This unit must teach driver-trainees the rules applicable to controlled substances (including prescription drugs) and alcohol use and testing related to the operation of a CMV.
Copyright Date: 2019