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Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements for CDL Applicants The new Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations require that all entry-level drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) receive training from a provider listed on FMCSA’s Training Provider Registry.

Beginning February 7, 2022, to be eligible to take required skills or knowledge tests, commercial driver’s license (CDL) applicants must have completed applicable entry-level driver training from a registered training provider.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA): 

Mississippi Driver's Service Bureau: 

Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements for CDL Applicants:


This Course:

Improves safety awareness and performance.
Provides extra practice for the Commercial Drivers License exam.
Delivers common sense training.
Proves safety awareness to potential employers.


What is ELDT?

Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations set the baseline for training requirements for entry-level drivers. These regulations are monitored by the United States Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

What are ELDT benefits to a commercial driver?

Nationally Recognized One-Time Certification/Credential

Recognized by U.S. Dept of Transportation

Credentialed training is the way of the present workforce

  • Proves capability in a given field or area
  • Demonstrates to employers/potential employers that the individual is knowledgeable, properly trained, and prepared to carry out his or her job.
  • Verifies that a professional has achieved a basic level of skills in specific areas
  • With credentialed drivers, employers are certain of having a workforce capable of handling whatever challenges and safety situations that arise.

Excellent CDL Exam Practice Tool

  • All 35 courses are available to provide training to new drivers looking to sit for the CDL exam
  • Uses video, reading, and quizzing learning methods
  • Common sense training

Effective Training to Reduce Accidents due to the lack of training

  • Insurance specialists included in the curriculum development
  • Designed to improve trucking safety awareness
  • Better driver safety performance helps to reduce truck insurance costs over time

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Who should take this course?

  • ALL individuals preparing for a CDL permit exam
  • ALL individuals preparing to take a CDL course. While it is not required, it is STRONGLY recommended for first-time drivers who have never been behind the wheel as it provides theory topics discussed in the coursework.
  • ALL current drivers who want a nationally recognized safety credential, documenting their mastery of the basic operating and safety procedures.
  • ALL current forestry industry drivers

What topics will be taught?

  • Basic Control
  • Control Systems & Dashboards
  • Backing & Docking
  • Visual Search Communication
  • Night Time Driving Extreme Driving Conditions 
  • Hazard Perception
  • Skid Control & Recovery, Jackknifing & Other Emergencies
  • Coupling & Uncoupling
  • Speed Management Maintenance
  • Non-Driving Activities 
  • Hours of Service
  • Railroad Highway Grade Crossings
  • Space Management Distracted Driving
  • Vehicle Systems & Reporting Malfunctions 
  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Medical Requirements Roadside Inspections
  • Post Crash Procedures
  • Handling & Documenting Cargo
  • External Communications 
  • Whistleblower & Coercion Orientation
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Pre & Post-Inspections
  • Hazard Perception Fatigue
  • Trip Planning
  • Shifting

Class Requirements:

Participants must have a computer with a reliable Internet connection or have smartphone with a data plan/WIFI.

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