COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE

FMCSA Video on ELDT Eligibility for Drivers. Are you looking for information on which drivers are required to take entry-level driver training? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released a video to help answer this question.

We have partnered with Tony Green and The University of Alaska Anchorage for this course.

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Drivers: Check Your Record in the Training Provider Registry

Drivers who have completed entry-level driver training can check their record to see what information their training provider submitted to the Training Provider Registry.

Check your record

  1. Visit the Training Provider Registry: https://tpr.fmcsa.dot.gov/Check
  2. Enter your name and license information (this must match how your training provider entered your information) and certify that you are only checking your own information.
  3. Answer the question to verify your identity.
  4. View your record.

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HEAVY AND TRACTOR TRAILER TRUCK DRIVER COURSES

Entry-Level Driver Training Theory-based Class A, ELDT Theory-based Class B to A Upgrade, ELDT theory-based Class B, ELDT HAZMAT (HM) Endorsement, and ELDT theory-based passenger endorsement training.

Must pass all requirements before joining this program:

  • Must pass a physical exam
  • Must provide your own driving record
  • Must have a background check
  • Must pass a drug test
  • Must pass the related Instruction Hours
  • We are partnered with Anthony Green from UAA for this CDL course. This CDL program is 2,000 hours of Apprenticeship. You will have training Mon-Fri 40 Hours for 4 weeks. After you have completed that, you will work with one of Program Sponsors:

  • The Gardner Group LLC
  • Admiral Beverage
  • Crowley Fuels Alaska
  • Darren Kessler
  • American Fast Freight
  • Sourdough Express
  • ***This is an approved Federal Registered Apprenticeship Program***

    It requires a Commercial Driver’s License or CDL- your CDL will allow you to legally drive commercial vehicles within Alaska and may allow you to drive such vehicles in other states. Many jobs require operating large trucks or trailers, transporting passengers, or transporting hazardous material. You need a Commercial Driver’s License too legally drive such vehicles:

  • When the vehicle or truck and trailer combination is more than 26,000 pounds
  • When the driving a vehicle designed to carry 16 or more passengers
  • When transporting hazardous Materials
  • According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), commercial driving “requires a higher level of knowledge, experience, skills, and physical abilities that that required to drive a non-commercial vehicle.” In addition to the skills and knowledge needed to operate a vehicle, there are laws at the local, state, and federal level that you must comply with.

    Entry-Level Drivers Training Theory-based Class A
    Class A CDL applicants must complete the Class A CDL curriculum outlined in 49CFR Part 380 Appendix A.

    ELDT Theory-based Class B to A Upgrade
    Class B CDL applicants must compete the Theory Instruction Upgrade Curriculum outlined in 49 CFR Part Appendix A minus 8 units.

    Theory Instruction Standard Curriculum
    Required Attendance: There is no required minimum number of instruction hours for theory training, but the training instructor must cover all topics set forth in the curriculum, and all applicants will have 4 weeks from the date of registration to complete the course.

    ELDT Theory-based Class B
    Class B CDL applicant must complete the Theory Instruction Curriculum in 49 CFR Part 380 Appendix B.

    ELDT HAZMAT (HM) Endorsement
    Hazardous materials (H) endorsement applicants must complete the Hazardous materials curriculum, which apply to driver-trainees who intend to operate CMVs used in the transportation of hazardous materials (HM). Driver-trainees seeking an H endorsement, must complete this curriculum outlined in 49CFR Part Appendix E in order to take the State-administered knowledge test for the H endorsement.

    Required Attendance: There is no required minimum number of instruction hours for theory training, but the training provider must cover all the topics in the curriculum, and all applicants will have 1 week from the date of registration to complete the course.

    ELDT Passenger Endorsement
    Passenger (P) endorsement applicants must complete the curriculum outlined in 49 CFR Part 380 Appendix C. which applies to driver-trainees who expect to operate CMSs in any of the vehicle groups defined in S 383.91(a)(1)-(3) for which a P endorsement is required.

    Theory Instruction Standard Curriculum
    Required Attendance: There is no required minimum number of instruction hours for theory training, but the training provider must cover all the topics in the curriculum, and all applicants will have 1 week from the date of registration to complete the course.

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