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!
PTDI Certification Commission Chair Chris Antonik, M. Ed., CDL-A.
Table of Contents
Overview of ELDT
Summary of Major Provisions
Training Providers and Registry
Facilities, equipment, instructors, assessments
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
School Bus Endorsement
Hazardous Material Endorsement
Appendix: PTDI and ELDT Comparison Matrix