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The FMCSA and the TPR

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, was created as a separate entity within the Department of Transportation, or DOT, in January of 2000. Its establishment was preceded by the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. This Act, among other things, amended Federal transportation law to establish the FMCSA, which took over the duties that were handled by the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety of the Federal Highway Administration.

The FMCSA is the number one federal agency in charge of “regulating and providing safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).” The primary mission of the FMCSA is to improve overall safety on roads and highways in the United States by reducing accidents, injuries, and deaths involving CMVs. By partnering with industry professionals, government agencies, and other safety promoters, the FMCSA has led the way in improving safe travel. Despite the ever-evolving state of road safety, the FMCSA will always update regulations and make new ones to further reduce the risks of commercial driving.

The FMCSA and the Training Provider Registry

Back in February 2022, the FMCSA passed new regulations called Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT), that set a new standard in training requirements for CDL holders. To complement these new rules, the FMCSA also created a new database/system for local and state offices to record and process individual drivers’ ELDT results. This system is called the Training Provider Registry, or TPR. 

The TPR offers an extensive database of authorized training providers for CDL applicants to choose from. This online database includes a list of training providers that have registered with the TPR and self-certified that they meet all of the necessary FMCSA requirements. After the CDL applicant chooses a training provider and completes his or her ELDT course, their ELDT results will be recorded on the TPR so they can be accessed by state and local offices.

TPR Provider Spotlight: CDL2Go

If you’re looking for an FMCSA-approved training provider, consider yourself in the right place! CDL2Go is an authorized training provider, and we offer the best online courses at the most reasonable prices. 80% of students who use CDL2Go pass their respective course(s) the first time through. Those that aren’t able to pass their course(s) the first time through will have the opportunity to go back over the curriculum and retake the final exam as many times as needed.  Check out our available English and Spanish courses, and get started on your professional driving career today!

 

Who Needs ELDT?

Who Needs ELDT?

Who Needs ELDT CDL Classes?

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New ELDT Mandate

The new Entry-Level Driver Training regulations just recently went into effect in February 2022. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) first mandated these rules in 2012 but decided to make adjustments before implementing them. After about ten years of revising the code and building a reliable, nationwide system, ELDT is finally here. Luckily for you, CDL2Go has been registered with the FMCSA from the beginning. We are an approved training provider on the FMCSA’s Training Provider Registry. Our CDL classes were tailor-made to meet federal requirements and give you the best chance of obtaining a CDL. Looking to complete an ELDT course and want confidence in knowing you’re taking the right curriculum? You’re in the right place!

 

Who Needs ELDT CDL Classes?

So, do all CDL holders need to take ELDT CDL classes? For the most part, if you are a current CDL holder, you can continue your business as usual. You will only need to take ELDT if upgrading your CDL or adding an endorsement. To further simplify, there are only three types of drivers that the ELDT regulations will apply to:

Diving into it a bit more, any driver that was legally issued a CDL or any endorsement (hazardous materials, passenger, etc.) before the new laws went into effect on February 7th, 2022, will not need to complete an ELDT class for their corresponding CDL/endorsement. If a driver was issued a commercial learner permit (CLP) prior to February 7th and successfully acquired their CDL before the CLP expires, ELDT requirements will not apply. Lastly, anyone who meets an exception for taking a skills test in 49 CFR Part 383 will also be excused from completing ELDT.

 

ELDT You Can Trust

The FMCSA created these ELDT regulations as a consistent guideline for curriculum to be used nationwide. Consistent learning material should translate to more informed drivers and, more importantly, safer roads. If you are a potential driver looking for a FMCSA-approved ELDT course, whether it be Class A, Class B, or any endorsements, look no further. CDL2Go is here to make the CDL process easier for you. If you have any questions about the ELDT laws, or need some help picking out a course, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Online ELDT

Online ELDT

Online ELDT and How It Works

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What is Online ELDT?

Entry-Level Driver Training, or ELDT, consists of “classroom” theory and behind-the-wheel skills training. CDL2Go offers online ELDT theory and CDL practice tests approved by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Opting for an online classroom will save you some gas and a few trips to your local brick-and-mortar driving school! From Class A and B, to the most common endorsements like hazardous materials, passenger, and school bus, we have certified ELDT courses built around the tests you’ll need to pass for your CDL.


How Does Online ELDT Work?

So, how does this process work? Well, that’s easy! After you’ve selected the course needed from the tabs above, the site will direct you to a secure checkout page. You will input your payment information and create your login credentials there. Once you’ve purchased your desired online ELDT course(s), CDL 2 Go will send an email to the email address you provided on the checkout page. This email will include your login details, allowing you to log in and start your theory training as soon as you’d like! Training with CDL2Go gives you the ability to study and learn anywhere you have internet capabilities. Accessing your training material is possible 24/7, barring any unforeseen circumstances (such as updates to our system), so you can get your training done any time of day.


CDL Practice Tests

Regardless of your course, each lesson in the curriculum contains a corresponding CDL practice test covering the material you need to know to pass your state exams. CDL 2 Go’s practice tests feature questions taken directly from FMCSA-mandated exams, meaning you won’t have to worry about any wording inconsistencies. Our online ELDT courses are designed to give drivers the best chance of succeeding. Check out our available courses, and get started on your success story today!


Go From Certified To Licensed!

After you finish your theory training and pass your final exam, you will complete an automatic submission form that is sent to the FMCSA through the Training Provider Registry (TPR). This submission will certify you as being proficient in all ELDT theory requirements. You will also receive a certificate of completion for your records or your employer if they request it.


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Online ELDT

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