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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. 

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

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

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FMCSA Required Topics 

ELDT Theory Curriculum Topics - Class B

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

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

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