ELDT Class B

Starting February 7, 2022, individuals receiving a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) must successfully complete this course before they are eligible to take their CDL skills test. After finishing the course, the results will be recorded in the FMCSA Training Provider Registry. CDL testing centers, before commencing any testing services, will access these results from the FMCSA Training Provider Registry to verify the student's completion of the course.
Learn essential knowledge for entry-level driver training (ELDT) to obtain your Class B commercial driver's license (CDL).
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Fully Narrated

Self-Paced

FMCSA Approved

Valid In 50 States

What's included?

  • Fully Narrated
  • No Hidden Costs
  • Practice Questions
  • Customer Support
  • Certificate Download
  • Completion Reporting to FMCSA

Submission to FMCSA

Upon successful completion of the ELDT Class B Course, we will promptly submit your results to the FMCSA TPR (Training Provider Registry) to officially document that you have finished your theory training.

Flexible Self- Paced Course

Go as Fast or as Slow as You Want to. The ELDT Class B Course offers a flexible learning environment tailored to each individual's unique pace. You have the freedom to progress through the course materials at a speed that suits their learning style and schedule. 

Course Curriculum 

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Course Overview
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Syllabus
Requirements
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established minimum training standards for individuals applying for their Class B commercial driver's license (CDL) for the first time. If you are interested in obtaining your Class B CDL, you are subject to the entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements. This Class B CDL theory course was created by an approved training provider listed on FMCSA's Training Provider Registry (TPR) and must be completed for a driver to be eligible to take the state Class B CDL exam administered by the state.

This Class B CDL training course is designed for Class B commercial motor vehicle drivers who are seeking a CDL and intended to meet all theory (knowledge) requirements listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 49 CFR Part 380, Special Training Requirements. This includes sections covering basic operation, safe operating procedures, advanced operating practices, vehicle systems and reporting malfunctions, and non-driving activities.

Upon completion of this online course, your completion record will be uploaded to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) TPR. You can take your state's CDL test upon completing other federal training requirements, such as behind-the-wheel training. Those who successfully take the CDL test will be issued a state CDL and may be eligible to be hired by companies that operate Class B trucks in commerce.

Course Learning Objectives

Basic Operation: This section focuses on teaching the interaction between driver-trainees and commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), including understanding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), an introduction to basic CMV instruments and controls, and mastering the fundamental operating characteristics of CMVs. It covers vehicle inspections, managing CMVs under different road and traffic conditions, and techniques for shifting and backing CMVs.

Safe Operating Procedures: This module educates driver-trainees on the necessary practices for safely operating heavy vehicles on highways, accommodating various road, weather, and traffic conditions.

Advanced Operating Practices: This part of the course imparts advanced skills crucial for identifying potential hazards and effectively handling a CMV in hazardous situations.

Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions: Trainees learn about the vehicle's systems and subsystems, including vehicle inspection, operation, maintenance, and their significance in maintaining highway safety and operational efficiency.

Non-Driving Activities: This section covers important activities not directly related to operating the CMV, such as cargo handling, addressing environmental concerns, understanding driver hours of service, post-accident procedures, drug and alcohol regulations, and trip planning.

Benefits of Completing the Course

Fulfills ELDT Requirements: Successfully completing this course meets the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements necessary for obtaining the Class B CDL for those who acquired a Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) on or after February 7, 2022.

Prepares for CDL Skills Test: The course readies students for the state-administered CDL skills test.

Qualifies for Operating Specialized CMVs: Graduates are enabled to operate specialized CMVs once they receive their CDL.

FMCSA Training Provider Registry Submission: The completion of this course will be officially recorded in the FMCSA Training Provider Registry.
Basic Operation
Orientation
Control Systems/Dashboard
Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections
Basic Control
Shifting/Operating Transmissions
Backing and Docking
Safe Operating Procedures
Visual Search
Communication
Distracted Driving
Speed Management
Space Management
Night Operation
Extreme Driving Conditions
Advanced Operating Practices
Hazard Perception
Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and Other Emergencies
Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings
Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions
Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
Roadside Inspections
Maintenance
Non-Driving Activities
Handling and Documenting Cargo
Environmental Compliance Issues
Hours of Service Requirements
Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
Post-Crash Procedures
External Communications
Whistleblower/Coercion
Trip Planning
Drugs/Alcohol
Medical Requirements
To take this course, you will need to ensure that your system meets the technical requirements.

Computer or Mobile Device: A computer (desktop/laptop) or a mobile device (smartphone/tablet) that is less than 5 years old is recommended.

Internet Connection: A stable internet connection with a download speed of at least 25 Mbps, an upload speed of at least 3 Mbps, and a ping response of less than 100ms is recommended

Hardware: Speakers are required for activities such as listening to audio or videos.

Software: Required software may include internet browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Additional software and specific requirements may vary by course and can be found in the course syllabus.

Technical Proficiency: Basic computer skills and the ability to be self-directed in learning new technology skills are often necessary.
This course was created by expert instructors in the field of driving education and follows all curriculum as mandated by law.

While this course is not led by an instructor, assistance is readily available through email, online forms, and telephone support.

Frequently asked questions

What is a Class B license?

A Class B commercial driver's license (CDL) is necessary for operating any single vehicle not coupled with a trailer. This includes commercial trucks featuring an integrated cab and cargo area with a combined weight exceeding 26,000 pounds, as well as trucks hauling a separate towed cargo vehicle that weighs under 10,000 pounds.

What can I drive with a Class B CDL?

Holding a Class B commercial driver's license (CDL) qualifies you to operate a diverse range of vehicles, such as straight trucks, large buses (including city, tourist, and school buses), segmented buses, box trucks (like delivery and furniture trucks), dump trucks with smaller trailers, and certain Class C vehicles, provided you have the necessary endorsements.

These endorsements expand your driving capabilities:
Passenger (P) Endorsement: Enables you to transport passengers.
Tank (T) Endorsement: Allows you to operate trucks carrying liquid cargo.
Hazardous Materials (H) Endorsement: Permits you to drive vehicles carrying hazardous materials, such as flammable liquids, explosives, or radioactive substances.

To acquire these endorsements, you must pass a specialized knowledge exam and, in some cases, a specialized driving skills test. For the H, P, or School Bus (S) endorsements, completing training from FMCSA-approved providers is mandatory.

Additionally, obtaining an S endorsement requires a comprehensive background check.

When can I start this course?

You can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Once you complete the registration process, you will have immediate access to the course. 

How long does it take to complete this course?

The duration to complete the course varies from person to person. While some individuals may complete it in a few days, others might take a few weeks. The course is designed to accommodate your schedule, allowing you to save your progress at any point and resume from where you left off when you return.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from Online Traffic Safety. Your successful completion will be reported to the FMCSA. 

ELDT Class B

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I recently completed the ELDT Class B Course offered by this driving school, and I can't emphasize enough how exceptional this course has been. Even without instructors, the course content was top-notch, making it a perfect choice for those seeking flexibility and quality training. What made this course stand out was its comprehensive nature. The materials were incredibly thorough, leaving no stone unturned in covering all aspects of Class B vehicle operation and safety. Each module was well-structured and easy to navigate, ensuring a smooth learning experience.
Rachel Green
My experience with this driving school's self-directed ELDT Class B Course online was truly empowering. The course content was not only well-structured but also highly informative. The emphasis on Class B vehicle operation and safety was consistent throughout the course, giving me a deep understanding of these critical aspects. Even without instructors, I felt confident and well-prepared.
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Francicso V
The ELDT Class B Course provided by this driving school proved to be a valuable learning experience, even without instructors. The course content delved into critical areas such as shifting and operating transmissions, handling and documenting cargo, speed management, space management, and even railroad highway grade crossings. While the course materials covered these topics comprehensively, I missed the direct interaction with instructors. Nevertheless, the self-paced online format offered the flexibility I needed to accommodate my schedule, making it a convenient choice for aspiring Class B.
Eric F

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