Get Ahead of The Entry Level CMV Training Requirements Now


The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) has released a new publication that addresses entry level driver training (ELDT) requirements for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). PTDI’s E‐Z Guide to the Entry‐Level Driver Regulation is intended for any and all organizations who offer this type of training and must now comply with the new Federal rule.

The Guide provides details for all CMV driver training, including CDL Class A, Class B, Passenger, School Bus and Hazardous Materials endorsements. For those assessing where to start with the new ELDT regulation, this publication is a comprehensive primer that guides your focus. The Guide is a must for trainers, safety directors, administration and instructors.

As part of the new regulation, all Driver Trainees must complete a prescribed program of instruction provided by an entity that is listed on FMCSA’s Training Provider Registry (TPR). The E‐Z Guide to the Entry‐Level Driver Regulation is a go‐to‐resource for schools to earn and maintain their registration.

Authored by Chris Antonik, M. Ed., CDL‐A, current PTDI Certification Commission Chair, the Guide brings years of hands‐on expertise from the commercial transportation industry. Antonik retired as the Director of Delaware Technical Community College’s Truck Driver Training and is currently a driver with Eagle Transport.

The Guide, a first of its kind, continues PTDI’s efforts as the gold standard for truck driver training quality, safety and professionalism. PTDI’s well‐known certification program exceeds many of the ELDT requirements and supports the development of training program excellence. For more information about the Guidebook and to purchase a copy visit:













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