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Lisa T.'s Comment
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Are the online training programs that say they can provide an ELDT certificate legit?

G-Town's Comment
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Welcome Lisa. I honestly do not know the answer to your question. Why are you asking this?

Are you trying to upgrade from B to A? Or trying to get the A?

Either way I’m of the strong belief there must be a formal hands-on component for learning how to operate a Class 7 or 8 truck. How can you learn the motor skills required to, for instance, “back” through a CBT course?

IMO enrolling in such a course might be helpful, however it will fall woefully short of teaching the mechanics of rudimentary operation.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Are the online training programs that say they can provide an ELDT certificate legit?

Welcome Lisa. I honestly do not know the answer to your question. Why are you asking this?

Are you trying to upgrade from B to A? Or trying to get the A?

Either way I’m of the strong belief there must be a formal hands-on component for learning how to operate a Class 7 or 8 truck. How can you learn the motor skills required to, for instance, “back” through a CBT course?

IMO enrolling in such a course might be helpful, however it will fall woefully short of teaching the mechanics of rudimentary operation.

Hi, Lisa!

Welcome to Trucking Truth !!! Legit for what? It's really of no value; it's not a requirement, that I could find, anywhere.

I TOTALLY agree with G'Town on this; I did some research, and even the $100 JJ Keller course (very trusted name in the industry) is still a SUPPLEMENT to your formal training and obtaining of your CDL. It's almost like 'Cliff Notes' for high school or college.

That certificate probably won't mean a THING to the company you eventually choose. The certificate THEY want, is the 160 hr. course completion, that you can obtain right through them, or by going to a private school.

Anything in that course can be found RIGHT HERE on this website, for free. Save your $100.

When you get through the above, we have the pretrip studies as well:

Best wishes! Stop back with any further questions, anytime! :)

~ Anne ~

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Welcome Lisa. I honestly do not know the answer to your question. Why are you asking this?

Are you trying to upgrade from B to A? Or trying to get the A?

Either way I’m of the strong belief there must be a formal hands-on component for learning how to operate a Class 7 or 8 truck. How can you learn the motor skills required to, for instance, “back” through a CBT course?

IMO enrolling in such a course might be helpful, however it will fall woefully short of teaching the mechanics of rudimentary operation.

Hay, G'Town (and other vets, mods, & professionals!)

Thoughts on this?? I never CAN remember the Alaskan member's name on TT, dang me.

Alaska's ELDT Reprieve/Exemption

Wouldn't this be similar to the 'oilfield' exemptions in the past? Kind of interwoven with what YOU now do, G'Town. Just garnering thoughts & opinions, for my 'own' self on the above...

Thanks!

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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