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The Meaning of ELDT Certificate & Tips for Becoming a Truck Driver

ELDT Certificate

Trucking is very crucial when it comes to how goods or items are moved from one location to another. An integral part of this network of transportation is truck drivers. The roles they have been playing in the advancement of the industry can hardly be overemphasized. Based on this, anyone who wants to become a truck driver is expected to undergo some series of training. This has made us ask Leonardo CDL experts some questions about the required training and certifications. Whenever you are thinking about delving into trucking, there are some things to consider. The following steps will help you to undergo truck driver training.

Consider Truck Driving School
This is very important and should never be ignored. The first step to take is to consider how to undergo comprehensive CDL training. In such case, a motor vehicle (commercial) will be required to enable you to practice and develop the necessary skills. An ideal location where such driving can be done will also be needed. With a CLP (commercial learners permit), you can use public roads to practice without having problems with the law.

Using A Certified Company
Recently, entry-level drivers have been required to undergo ELDT Training from registered and licensed providers. They are companies that must be listed on TPR (Training Provider Registry) of FMCSA. The best part is that Leonardo CDL meets all of these requirements for ELDT Training as required by FMCSA. Students will have the rare chance to learn various aspects of trucking. Before climbing a truck, you must have vast knowledge about the entire process. Experts will touch on areas like:

  • Air brake systems
  • Defensive driving techniques
  • Pre-trip inspection
  • And more

All of these will ensure that students are able to effectively put their knowledge into practice anytime they are driving. Usually, training includes a series of turning and backing maneuvers. After that, you will be allowed to start driving on the road under the supervision of a CDL driving instructor.

Undergoing a CDL Test
Before being given an ELDT Certificate, you will be expected to undergo a test. This is the final part of the training. Such tests will be conducted by the State Registry of Motor Vehicles. Leonardo CDL is training truckers for two licenses – Class A & Class B.

Undergoing Drug Test
This is compulsory in most states. In order to ascertain whether the driver is well or not, DOT test may be required. This is to ensure that you are always in the right frame of mind while driving on the road.

What Is The Time Required For Someone To Become A Truck Driver?

This depends on some factors, like the license you plan to obtain (Class A or Class B). Your level of driving experience also counts. Other factors are the ideal training schedule (ELDT Training Online or offline), the hours you are sacrificing for your training, and finally, the time it takes to be mentally prepared for driving on the road.


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