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❗Reg Alert: The FMCSA’s entry-level driver training (ELDT) rule takes effect on February 7, 2022. As of this date, individuals who are applying for their initial CDL, upgrading a current CDL, or getting a passenger or school bus endorsement for the first time must complete specific theory and behind-the-wheel instruction before taking the required skills test. An individual obtaining a hazmat endorsement for the first time must complete specific theory instruction before taking the required knowledge test. This training must be provided by a school or entity listed on the FMCSA’s Training Provider Registry (TPR).  Learn more about the ELDT requirements.



  • This "Entry-Level Driver Training: Obtaining a CDL - Student Manual" meets the entry-level driver training mandated curriculum for new drivers
  • Increase your students' skill level by teaching them the basics of safe driving techniques and providing them with up-to-date regulatory info
  • Features full-color illustrations
  • Includes updated, user-friendly design
  • Make the most of your training with the Entry-Level Driver Training: Obtaining a CDL - Trainer Manual. Includes best practices and tips for teaching your students the fundamentals of safe, professional driving.
  • Use training manual with entry-level driver training courses for a comprehensive ELDT program.
  • Perfect bound, 534 pages

J. J. Keller® Entry-Level Driver Training Obtaining a CDL Student Manual

    • Orientation
    • Control Systems/Dashboard
    • Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections
    • Basic Control
    • Shifting/Operating Transmissions
    • Backing and Docking
    • Coupling & Uncoupling
    • Visual Search
    • Communication
    • Distracted Driving
    • Speed Management
    • Space Management
    • Night Operation
    • Extreme Driving Conditions
    • Hazard Perception
    • Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and Other Emergencies
    • Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings
    • Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
    • Roadside Inspections
    • Maintenance
    • Handling and Documenting Cargo
    • Environmental Compliance Issues
    • Hours of Service Requirements
    • Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
    • Post-Crash Procedures
    • External Communications
    • Whistleblower/Coercion
    • Trip Planning
    • Drugs/Alcohol
    • Medical Requirements
    • Human Trafficking
    • CSA
    • Special Rigs
    • Crossing the Canadian Border
    • Basic Business Practices
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