This course is designed to introduce learners to some of the basics when it comes to the trucking industry‚ how it is regulated, the qualifications they must meet, and some of the terms they need to understand. Intended Audience: Drivers who are applying for an initial commercial driver, license (CDL) or drivers upgrading their current CDL.
This unit must introduce driver-trainees to the combination vehicle driver training curriculum and the components of a combination vehicle. The training providers must teach the safety fundamentals, essential regulatory requirements (e.g., overview of FMCSRs and Hazardous Materials Regulations), and driver-trainees' responsibilities not directly related to CMV driving, such as proper cargo securement. This unit must also cover the ramifications, including driver disqualification provisions and fines, for non-compliance with parts 380, 382, 383, and 390 through 399 of the FMCSRs. This unit must also include an overview of the applicability of State and local laws relating to the safe operation of the CMV, stopping at weigh stations/scales, hazard awareness of vehicle size and weight limitations, low clearance areas (e.g., CMV height restrictions), and bridge formulas.
This course is designed to introduce learners to some of the basics when it comes to the trucking industry‚ how it is regulated, the qualifications they must meet, and some of the terms they need to understand.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
State & Local Laws & Regulations
Commercial Learner, Permit (CLP)
Commercial Driver, License (CDL)
Endorsements & Restrictions
Physical Qualification & Examination
CDL/Med Card Merger
Driver Qualification (DQ) File
Alcohol & Drug Testing
The Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)
Size & Weight Limitations
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Identify the agencies responsible for regulating the trucking industry and explain the importance of complying with applicable laws and regulations
Describe the procedure for obtaining a commercial driver, license (CDL)
Identify the required driver qualifications and what causes a disqualification
Discuss alcohol and drug prohibitions and the types of testing drivers can expect under various circumstances
Recognize the basic components of a combination vehicle and the size and weight limits established for traveling on the National Network
This course takes approximately 40 minutes to complete
Course Pass Mark
A passing grade of 80% or higher required. Up to 3 attempts are provided.
A certificate will be provided upon the successful completion of this course.