E-Z Guide to the Entry-Level Driver Regulation

The ELDT applies to driver trainees applying for their commercial driver’s license (CDL) for the first time; an upgrade of their CDL (e.g., a Class B CDL holder seeking a Class A CDL); or a hazardous materials (H), passenger (P), or school bus (S) endorsement for the first time.

Driver Trainees must complete a prescribed program of instruction provided by an entity that is listed on FMCSA’s Training Provider Registry (TPR).

PTDI's E-Z Guide to the Entry-Level Driver Regulation outlines the new minimum requirements for driver trainees and entities that train entry-level drivers. This 50 page guide helps you focus your compliance efforts!

For those assessing where to start with the new ELDT regulation, this publication is a comprehensive primer that guides your focus.

The Guide is a must for trainers, safety directors, administration and instructors.

==> Order your copy of the ELDT Guidebook from the store.


Author

Chris Antonik, M. Ed., CDL-A

PTDI Certification Commission Chair


Table of Contents

  • Overview of ELDT
  • Summary of Major Provisions
  • Training Providers and Registry
  • Facilities, equipment, instructors, assessments
  • Documentation
  • Removal from the TPR
  • Class “A” Curriculum
  • Class “A” Theory
  • Class “A” Behind the Wheel
  • Class “B” Curriculum
  • Class “B” Theory
  • Class “B” Behind the Wheel
  • Passenger Endorsement
  • School Bus Endorsement
  • Hazardous Material Endorsement
  • Appendix: PTDI and ELDT Comparison Matrix


What's Included in the Guidebook

    Purchase includes: Hardcopy, 50 page spiral bound book mailed to you; outlines the United States FMCSA Entry Level Driver Rule (also known as ELDT). Explains the minimum requirements for driver trainees and entities that train entry-level drivers. Explains training minimums for CDL class A, B and endorsements. Provides chart that maps PTDI standards to the new ELDT rule.

    Cost is $55 and includes shipping and handling.

    The ELDT Guidebook can be purchased separately or as part of the Entry Level Driver CDL-A Training Program package. 


    Payment Methods

    1. Credit Card:  Online orders can be made with a credit card.  
    2. Check:  If you wish to pay by check, complete the online form, print and mail the completed order form with your check payment to PTDI.

    Get PTDI's complete Entry Level Driver Training Package

    The complete Entry Level Driver Training Program package contains the standards, certification resources, curriculum and ELDT Guidebook.  Purchase them individually or as a package.

    ==> Purchase the complete Entry Level Driver CDL-A Training Package in the PTDI store.

    Schools with certified courses have access to PTDI standards and resources through their PTDI account.  Certified courses can access the secured content here.



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