What is ELDT?

What are the FMCSA’s New Rules?

On February 7, 2022, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implemented a new training program that now requires most new CDL applicants to complete an entry-level driver training program (ELDT) before earning a commercial driver’s license.

This training can assist with passing the written and skills examinations, by providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to have a successful career as a commercial driver.

However, the FMCSA does NOT set any specific time requirements for the commercial driver training course, but all ELDT programs must contain the following components:

  • Basic operation
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Advanced operation procedures
  • Vehicle systems and reporting malfunctions
  • Non-driving activities

Who is Considered an Entry-Level Driver?

A driver wanting to:

  • Obtain a Class A CDL or Class B CDL for the first time;
  • Upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL;
  • Obtain a school bus (S), passenger (P), or hazardous materials (H) endoresement for the first time.

All other endorsements do not need ELDT to obtain.

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