Transportation & Driver Safety Training

Both new and veteran commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers need transportation safety and compliance training to help them avoid accidents and DOT violations. J. J. Keller® Driver & DOT training programs — developed in cooperation by our regulatory experts and adult learning specialists — can help keep your drivers vigilant.

Protect Your Drivers & Ensure DOT Compliance

Reasonable Suspicion Training

 

This Reasonable Suspicion Training curriculum is designed to help driver supervisors understand how to deal with a driver who may be impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. This program fully satisfies the requirements of 49 CFR 382.603.

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Reasonable Suspicion Training
Entry-Level Driver Training

Entry-Level Driver Training

 

J. J. Keller’s online ELDT courses will help you exceed the FMCSA’s mandated theory instruction requirements. These interactive, expert-backed programs are designed to be used in tandem with our student and trainer manuals as part of a thorough program.

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Also available: ELDT Hazmat Endorsement, ELDT School Bus Endorsement, ELDT Passenger-Carrying Endorsement

Hours of Service Training

 

J. J. Keller’s Hours of Service Training will help you familiarize your drivers with the hours of service regulations, as well as give them an understanding of how hours of service limits affect safety and productivity.

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Hours of Service Training
Corrective Action Training for Transportation

Corrective Action Training

 

This series of driver training online courses will help you provide concise remedial training on transport safety and compliance topics. Use the online training to help prevent accidents and violations.

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Yard Driver Training

 

The Yard Driver Training curriculum is designed to provide yard drivers (yard jockeys) with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to operate a yard vehicle safely and in compliance with applicable regulations.

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Yard Driver Training

From Our Customers...

 

J. J. Keller Training has made it more convenient to train our drivers who are independent contractors, especially since many of the courses are mobile friendly. The course content is always up to date and includes helpful quizzes along the way along with a final test. I have had many positive responses from drivers after completing the courses. I would definitely recommend this service.

Debbie Raymond | Schuylkill Haven, PA

We've been using J. J. Keller training materials since 1991 and have always found them easy to understand. Their videos are used daily in our 5 driver training schools to help students better understand the laws governing the trucking industry. Each year, we train an average of 325 students with help from J. J. Keller.

J. J. Keller's customer service is second to none! Our representative is very helpful and has never pushed us into purchasing something we don't need. That above all, to me, speaks volumes.

Greg Griffin | Director of Driver Training, Millis Training Institute

J. J. Keller Training provides efficient, effective material for our employees to use on a daily basis. We trust J. J. Keller to deliver the best content available to keep our drivers safe on the road every day.

Mark Ulrich | Supervisor of Maintenance Permitting | Gemini Motor Transport

I would definitely recommend J. J. Keller Training because it's user-friendly and easy to manage. What's more, I can customize the training and even print a certificate for each employee trained. We use the DOT online training for our commercial drivers and it provides a lot of good information, plus employees can complete the training at their own pace.

J. J. Keller is an established, trustworthy company. I wouldn't use any other training provider.

Silvia Noriega | DOT Compliance Specialist | Texas Sterling Construction Company, Houston, TX

 

Transportation Safety Training FAQs

There are only a handful of required DOT training topics. They include entry-level driver training, education/instruction on drug and alcohol testing requirements, and training for vehicle inspectors. However, Section 390.3(e) of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) states that:

  • Every employer must be knowledgeable of and comply with all regulations contained in the FMCSRs that are applicable to that motor carrier’s operations;
  • Every driver and employee must be instructed regarding, and must comply with, all applicable regulations contained in the FMCSRs; and
  • All motor vehicle equipment and accessories required by the FMCSRs must be maintained in compliance with all applicable performance and design criteria set forth in the FMCSRs.

Motor carriers can help meet these requirements by having a comprehensive training program.

Though a motor carrier cannot be cited for not training on a specific topic, not training a driver can have consequences if violations are cited.

Civil penalties (fines) are determined based on limits stated in the regulations and consideration of information available at the time the claim is made. This information includes history of prior offenses, degree of culpability, and other matters as justice or public safety may require.

This is where proof of training is very important. Having and documenting training for drivers may not absolve a motor carrier of all fines and penalties, but it can help minimize their severity.

When it comes to “non-required” training, general topics to consider as part of your training program include driver orientation, the regulations, driving skills, and workplace safety. Hours of service, vehicle inspection, and cargo securement are just some of the regulatory topics that should be addressed on a regular basis.

All drivers, including your veteran drivers, can benefit from a review of driving skills. Over time, poor driving habits or incorrect skills can develop, causing a greater risk for accidents, incidents, and near misses.

A review of driving techniques such as backing procedures and turning, as well as procedural issues such as driving in adverse weather conditions and operating at night, are examples of driver training courses that should be delivered on a regular basis.

 

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Make the most of your classroom training sessions with 200+ streaming training videos developed by adult learning specialists.

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Enjoy maximum flexibility in and out of the classroom with 24/7 access to hundreds of titles and our free mobile app for training on the go.

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Backed by nearly 70 years of industry experience, our courses center on actionable learning objectives and receive regular updates from our in-house experts to reflect the latest regulatory changes.

Free Training Recordkeeping & Reporting

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Easily track which employees have been trained on which topics and when, and identify any lapses in your training program – at no added cost.

Invaluable Regulatory Information

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As an administrator, you’ll gain exclusive access to useful resources to help you reference word-for-word regulations, chat with industry peers, ask our experts specific compliance questions, and more.