Drivers intending to get a new CDL or upgrade their CDL must complete Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) training before they are permitted to take the relevant range knowledge test. The training will cover the requirements under 49 CFR 380 Appendix A & Appendix B.
This seminar will cover the following topics.
- Basic Operation
- Safe Operation Procedures
- Hours of Service (log books)
- Hiring qualified drivers
- Drug and alcohol testing
- DOT Medical exam
- Vehicle maintenance reports
After completing the course, VTBA will enter the driver’s information into the Training Provider Registry. The driver can then schedule their CDL skills test.
Books are not required but are highly recommended for review before the skills test.
Self-Paced Online Option
This interactive online course is through JJ Keller, and is designed to be self-paced. Students can start and stop between sections and have up to 90 days to complete the training.
The course consists of approximately 50 sections and varies in length from 14-35 minutes based on the topic. The course will take 14-16 hours to complete. Each section will include a quiz at the end. Students must receive an overall 80% to pass the course.