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Entry-Level CMV Driver Training Online Course

Interactive Training
210 minutes

Course Description

Entry-Level CMV Driver Training Online Course


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, per 49 CFR Subpart E - Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements, requires all entry-level drivers who drive in interstate commerce and are subject to the commercial driver license (CDL) requirements of 49 CFR Part 383 to complete training addressing the following four areas:

  • Driver qualification requirements
  • Hours of service of drivers
  • Driver wellness
  • Whistleblower protection
This course covers all four topics for the new commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver.

*Flash player may be required to play this course 

DISCLAIMER: this course does not track/score like other interactive courses. If you require one that does, please reach out to your representative. 


Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the driver qualification (DQ) regulations purpose and requirements
  • Identify the goals of the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations in 49 CFR 395 and define key terms related to HOS
  • Recognize the maximum driving times allowed for property-carrying CMV drivers and the Out-of-Service criteria for violations of the maximum driving times
  • Identify the exceptions to the maximum driving time rules, including exceptions for special categories of drivers, drivers in special situations, and drivers using a sleeper berth
  • Recognize the required contents of the Record of Duty Status, the Out-of-Service violations of the Record of Duty Status (RODS), and be able to correctly prepare your own RODS
  • Recognize potential health and lifestyle hazards associated with driving CMVs and identify techniques for avoiding them
  • Identify the rights and protections provided by the Whistleblower Protection Act for employees in the transportation industry.
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