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CMV Driver Basics Training Program

Per Seat Cost: 25 Points

Material Code: 21729


CMV Driver Basics for Entry-Level

Course Length: 60 minutes

May 2013 Update - This course includes an introduction to the FMCSA's program, CSA (Compliance, Safety and Accountability), and explains how this training specifically impacts drivers and carriers with respect to their CSA scores. This area has been updated due to changes in the CSA program. For complete training on CSA, please see the “CSA: Know the BASICs” course.

Ready-to-deliver training addresses the four topics in which entry-level drivers must be trained.

April 2011 Update - This course includes an introduction to the FMCSA's program, CSA (Compliance, Safety and Accountability), and explains how this training specifically impacts drivers and carriers with respect to their CSA scores.

Easy-to-use and ready-to-deliver, this training program is designed to help you meet the training requirements for entry-level CMV drivers (49 CFR Part 380). It's also great training for your veteran drivers!

NOTICE: This training course provides general HOS information only. It will be necessary - to meet the entry-level driver training requirements (Part 380) - to cover specific regulatory details based on the type of CMV (property- or passenger-carrying) your drivers will be operating. This information is addressed in the Hours of Service: A Driver's Guide (648-IDC-K and 648-CMM-P) interactive training.

J. J. Keller’s CMV Driver Basics for Entry-Level covers the following topics:

  • Driver qualification
  • Driver wellness
  • Hours of service (basic information only)
  • Whistleblower protection

Intended Audience
All commercial motor vehicle drivers.

Regulations covered
NOTICE: 49 CFR 380, Subpart E states that all entry-level drivers who drive in interstate operations and are subject to the CDL requirements must receive entry-level driver training. An entry-level driver is defined as a driver with less than one year of experience operating a CMV with a CDL in interstate commerce.

Colorado, Illinois, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington have adopted the entry-level driver training requirements in Part 380, Subpart E for intrastate operations.

Motor carriers in these states that have entry-level drivers involved in intrastate operations must train these drivers per Part 380, Subpart E requirements.

After completing this course, employees will be able to:

  • Understand the qualifications for becoming a CMV Driver
  • Identify the factors affecting a driver's personal and physical well-being
  • Recognize the Hours of Service regs and Record of Duty status
  • Understand the Whistleblower protection laws

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