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Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT)
Theory Instruction - Class B

There are no required minimum instruction hours for theory training, but all topics, set by the FMCSA, must be covered by a registered training provider and students must earn a minimum score of 80 percent on the theory assessments. 

Theory courses can be completed online, on any device, at your own pace.

*Please note that behind-the-wheel training is also required*

Class B Dump Truck

FMCSA Required Topics 

ELDT Theory Curriculum Topics - Class B

Basic Operation

1. Orientation

2. Control Systems/Dashboard

3. Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections

4. Basic Control

5. Shifting/Operating Transmissions

6. Backing and Docking

Safe Operating Procedures

7. Visual Search

8. Communication

9. Distracted Driving

10. Speed Management

11. Space Management

12. Night Operation

13. Extreme Driving Conditions

Advanced Operating Practices

14. Hazard Perception

15. Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and Other Emergencies

16. Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings

Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions

17. Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions

18. Roadside Inspections

19. Maintenance

Non-Driving Activities

20. Handling and Documenting Cargo

21. Environmental Compliance Issues

22. Hours of Service Requirements

23. Fatigue and Wellness Awareness

24. Post-Crash Procedures

25. External Communications

26. Whistleblower/Coercion

27. Trip Planning

28. Drugs/Alcohol

29. Medical Requirements

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