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.
As future professional drivers, the learner’s workplace will be the nation’s highways and the facilities they travel to when picking up goods or making deliveries. In this course we will touch on some basic business practices including cost and fuel management.
This course is designed to discuss the importance of maintaining a professional image and talk about the hiring process. Whether learners are owner-operators or company drivers, these concepts can affect their income and success.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Discuss the difference between rolling costs and fixed costs
- Describe how driving habits can affect fuel management
- List ways drivers can maintain a professional appearance and attitude
- Identify basic elements in the hiring process
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 35: Basic Business Practices online course covers the following topics:
- Cost Determination & Control
- Rolling Costs
- Fixed Costs
- Fuel Management
- Driving Habits & Performance
- Growing Revenue
- Truck Industry Image
- Contact with the Public
- The Rules of the Road
- Customer Relations
- How to Handle an Angry Customer
- What Do Employers Look For?
- General Job Qualifications
- Company Policy
- Opportunities for Advancement
- Applying for a Job
- Application for Employment
- Investigations and Inquiries
- Job Interview
Course Length: 20 minutes
Intended Audience: Drivers who are applying for an initial commercial driver’s license (CDL) or drivers upgrading their current CDL.
Copyright Date: 2019