Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT)

Entry Level Driver Training  (ELDT) is a new law from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).  The compliance date of the ELDT is February 7, 2020 (see below for proposed ELDT partial extension of compliance date).  Both school bus drivers and school districts must be ready for implementation of the new law.  We strongly recommend that you begin planning early by first reading the Final Rule and FAQs.

  • ELDT Federal web page.  This page is updated as new information is available.  Click on the FAQ dropdown in the Federal web page link for information specific to drivers, commercial learner's permit holders applicability, state driver's licensing agencies, training providers, curriculum/program requirements, and negotiated rulemaking. 
  • ELDT Final Rule  https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/content/proposed-eldt-rule
  • ELDT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)   https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration/commercial-drivers-license/eldt/faqs
  • ELDT partial extension of compliance date for entry-level driving training.  This is a July 18, 2019 proposed rule by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  FMSCA proposes to amend its December 8, 2016, final rule, "Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operations" (ELDT final rule), by extending the compliance date for two provisions from the rule.  The date for training providers to upload entry-level driver training (ELDT) certification information into the Training Provider Registry (TPR) and for State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) to receive driver-specific ELDT information would be extended from February 7, 2020, to February 7, 2022.
  • A new resource from FMCSA helps drivers using electronic logging devices transfer their hours-of-service data to safety officials at roadside.  Guide for Drivers on Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) data transfer.  The guide is not meant to replace driver training on using Electronic Logging Devices (ELD)s.