CMV Driver Training News & Articles

ELDT: What Recordkeeping is Required?

November 12, 2022

After an individual completes training administered by a provider listed on the TPR, that provider must, by midnight of the second business day after the driver-trainee completes the training, electronically transmit training certification information through the TPR website.

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Entry-Level Driver Training: The Basics

August 17, 2021


Compliance with the new Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule is quickly approaching. As of February 7, 2022, the education requirements will change for an individual who wants to: Obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL); Upgrade a CDL; or Obtain a passenger, school bus, or hazmat endorsement.

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What Does It Take To Become An Entry-Level Driver Training Instructor

September 27, 2021


Compliance with the new entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements is right around the corner — specifically, February 7, 2022. As this date approaches, carriers are scrambling to ensure compliance. In this mad dash to the finish line, we are receiving many questions related to the requirements for becoming an ELDT instructor. The following are the top three.

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Training Improves Driver Retention

July 26, 2021


Driver retention has always been an Achilles heel for the trucking industry. Driver shortages and high turnover rates have been the norm for years. But driver retention will become an even more critical issue in the future as driver shortages and turnover rates are expected to climb dramatically over the next several years.

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The Whys and Hows of Corrective Action Training for Drivers

May 26, 2021


Corrective action training, sometimes referred to as remedial training, is conducted in response to an accident, violation, or complaint. The goal of corrective action training is to address and correct an issue, problem, or bad habit when it first occurs and is minor in nature — before it escalates into something major that could lead to a serious accident and/or violation. 

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3 Tips for Providing Driver Training to a Diverse Group of Learners

April 28, 2021


Trucking is a diverse industry. It employs individuals of various ages, backgrounds, and experiences. This diversity adds value to an organization, but it can also present challenges for even the most experienced driver trainer. What may work in an instructional setting for one individual may not work for another.

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Top Three Challenges to Developing an Effective Driver Training Program

March 2, 2021


A well-established training program, tailored to an operation's needs, is a key component of a motor carrier's safety program. A lack of customized training aimed at your operation's and drivers' specific needs can lead to accidents and incidents.

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Get More Out of Your Road Tests

March 17, 2021


Road test requirements are designed to aid in vetting driver applicants, but your road test should do more than evaluate driving skill. It should also help determine long-term fit. A standardized road test is an indicator of whether a driver can safely handle your equipment. It can also give you insight into the driver's ability to learn, be patient in stressful situations, and fit into your team. The road test should be a well-defined, but fair evaluation of your new drivers.

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