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Simple, Affordable ELDT.

Trucksafe Academy is a trusted provider of online theory-based entry-level driver training (ELDT) for drivers seeking to obtain or upgrade CDLs. If you're looking for a simple, affordable ELDT solution, you're in the right place!

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We provide the training you need to complete your CDL transaction.

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Our Courses

Available Options

Courses
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Class A Theory

Online theory instruction for those seeking to operate larger combination (Group A) vehicles. 

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Class B Theory

Online theory instruction for those seeking to operate larger straight trucks or combinations that don't fall into Group A. 

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Hazmat Endorsement

Online theory instruction for those seeking to add a hazmat endorsement to their CDL to transport placardable quantities of hazardous materials. 

Prepare yourself for the next step in your profession.

Our innovative training will set you on your way to obtaining or upgrading your CDL. 

Complete your ELDT course.

Progress through your chosen ELDT course at your own pace on a device of your choosing. Once you complete each required lesson, you'll take an online exam. If you score at least 80% on that exam, you have successfully completed the theory-based portion of your ELDT and we will upload your certificate to the Training Provider Registry by midnight of the second day after completion. 

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Take your BTW training.

If your planned CDL transaction requires you to complete behind-the-wheel training and you haven't already done so, you'll need to find a registered provider and then successfully complete that component. 

Get or upgrade your CDL!

Once you've successfully completed your theory and BTW training (as applicable), you are now eligible to take the necessary skills and knowledge tests to obtain or upgrade your CDL. Visit your local state drivers licensing agency to complete your transaction. 

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FAQs

  • Who benefits from these courses?
    Our courses are designed with the busy business owner, safety team and/or driver in mind. Our safety team course is ideal for new (or seasoned) safety managers, associates, or dispatchers who are in need of a primer (or refresher) on all things DOT safety. Our driver course is the perfect tool for driver safety meetings or refresher training. Our reasonable suspicion course satisfies the regulatory training requirement for driver supervisors. And our mini courses are great for targeted driver or safety manager remedial training.
  • How often is the course content updated?
    Our courses are updated routinely to account for significant rule or policy changes.
  • Why Trucksafe Academy?
    If you've searched for DOT compliance training, you know the struggle of trying to find a single source for relevant, up-to-date content that isn't sold a la carte. Trucksafe Academy eliminates the guesswork by providing comprehensive courses, covering the most relevant and critical DOT compliance topics.
  • How will these courses help my business?
    Non-compliance is costly. Carriers whose safety programs are not up to snuff face civil penalties, vehicle/driver out-of-service orders, and even company-wide shut downs. Our courses equip you, your safety team, and your drivers with the basic regulatory knowledge and tools they need to avoid DOT enforcement and keep you up and running.
  • How are the courses structured?
    Each of our courses is broken down into chapters that cover critical DOT regulatory topics (e.g., DOT registration, insurance, driver qualification, hours of service, maintenance and inspection, CSA/SMS, drug/alcohol testing). Each chapter contains a series of individual video lessons covering specific issues within the broader topic area, along with helpful document downloads. Once you complete a chapter, you will have the chance to test your newfound knowledge through a simple quiz!
  • How long does it take to complete a course?
    Your course content is available to you for 12 months after you enroll, but can be completed at your own pace. Our driver and safety manager courses feature 20+ video lessons. You could complete these in a couple of days if desired or spread it out over time. Mini courses and our reasonable suspicion course run between 1 and 2 hours.
  • What content is covered in the courses?
    Each course is unique and provides only the most relevant and up-to-date material. Generally speaking, topics include DOT registration, general compliance, insurance, driver qualification, hours of service, vehicle maintenance, drug/alcohol testing, DOT enforcement, CSA/SMS, safety ratings, and more. Be sure to check out our individual courses to view the curriculum.
  • Do you offer volume pricing to companies with multiple enrollees?
    Yes! If you are a motor carrier looking to enroll your safety team members or drivers in our courses, we do offer volume discounts. We also offer enterprise subscription pricing for companies looking to enroll their entire workforce. Please contact us for details.
  • I need more specific advice. Can you help?
    While our course material covers a wide array of DOT regulatory topics, it is necessarily more generalized in nature. If you need advice specific to your particular operations or circumstances, please contact us.

Learn more.

Understanding DOT road tests
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Understanding DOT road tests

In this video, we break down USDOT road tests, including who must be tested, what the tests entail, and who can conduct them. ************************************************ For more in-depth DOT safety regulation training, check out our comprehensive and innovative online DOT compliance courses: https://www.trucksafeacademy.com Follow us for the latest highway transportation news & analysis: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrucksafeLLC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/trucksafeconsulting/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrucksafeConsulting YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@trucksafe Join the Trucksafe Compliance Network to access free DOT compliance content and network with other fleet safety professionals: https://www.trucksafenetwork.com Trucksafe Consulting, LLC is a full-service transportation safety consulting firm, offering one-on-one consulting services as well as industry-leading training resources and compliance forms. Brandon Wiseman and Jerad Childress, Trucksafe's owners, are transportation attorneys who, prior to starting Trucksafe, worked with the nation's largest transportation law firm, counseling the nation's largest and most sophisticated motor carriers on USDOT safety regulations. They now focus their efforts on helping carriers develop and foster state-of-the-art safety programs. For help managing your DOT policies and procedures, mock DOT audits, safety rating upgrades, DataQs appeals, and much more, contact us through our website: https://www.trucksafe.com
FMCSA proposing 5 significant changes to CDL rules for 2024
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FMCSA proposing 5 significant changes to CDL rules for 2024

The FMCSA is proposing five significant changes to the CDL regulations, including to the testing process. We break it down in this video. ************************************************ For more in-depth DOT safety regulation training, check out our comprehensive and innovative online DOT compliance courses: https://www.trucksafeacademy.com Follow us for the latest highway transportation news & analysis: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrucksafeLLC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/trucksafeconsulting/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrucksafeConsulting YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@trucksafe Join the Trucksafe Compliance Network to access free DOT compliance content and network with other fleet safety professionals: https://www.trucksafenetwork.com Trucksafe Consulting, LLC is a full-service transportation safety consulting firm, offering one-on-one consulting services as well as industry-leading training resources and compliance forms. Brandon Wiseman and Jerad Childress, Trucksafe's owners, are transportation attorneys who, prior to starting Trucksafe, worked with the nation's largest transportation law firm, counseling the nation's largest and most sophisticated motor carriers on USDOT safety regulations. They now focus their efforts on helping carriers develop and foster state-of-the-art safety programs. For help managing your DOT policies and procedures, mock DOT audits, safety rating upgrades, DataQs appeals, and much more, contact us through our website: https://www.trucksafe.com
What's in store in 2024 for trucking regulations?
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What's in store in 2024 for trucking regulations?

In this video, we break down potential FMCSA rulemaking initiatives for 2024 and what they could mean for motor carriers and commercial drivers. ************************************************ For more in-depth DOT safety regulation training, check out our comprehensive and innovative online DOT compliance courses: https://www.trucksafeacademy.com Follow us for the latest highway transportation news & analysis: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrucksafeLLC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/trucksafeconsulting/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrucksafeConsulting YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@trucksafe Join the Trucksafe Compliance Network to access free DOT compliance content and network with other fleet safety professionals: https://www.trucksafenetwork.com Trucksafe Consulting, LLC is a full-service transportation safety consulting firm, offering one-on-one consulting services as well as industry-leading training resources and compliance forms. Brandon Wiseman and Jerad Childress, Trucksafe's owners, are transportation attorneys who, prior to starting Trucksafe, worked with the nation's largest transportation law firm, counseling the nation's largest and most sophisticated motor carriers on USDOT safety regulations. They now focus their efforts on helping carriers develop and foster state-of-the-art safety programs. For help managing your DOT policies and procedures, mock DOT audits, safety rating upgrades, DataQs appeals, and much more, contact us through our website: https://www.trucksafe.com
Understanding FMCSA verifications of employment
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Understanding FMCSA verifications of employment

In this video, we break down the DOT's safety performance history request and verification of employment process. ************************************************ For more in-depth DOT safety regulation training, check out our comprehensive and innovative online DOT compliance courses: https://www.trucksafeacademy.com Follow us for the latest highway transportation news & analysis: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrucksafeLLC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/trucksafeconsulting/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrucksafeConsulting YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@trucksafe Join the Trucksafe Compliance Network to access free DOT compliance content and network with other fleet safety professionals: https://www.trucksafenetwork.com Trucksafe Consulting, LLC is a full-service transportation safety consulting firm, offering one-on-one consulting services as well as industry-leading training resources and compliance forms. Brandon Wiseman and Jerad Childress, Trucksafe's owners, are transportation attorneys who, prior to starting Trucksafe, worked with the nation's largest transportation law firm, counseling the nation's largest and most sophisticated motor carriers on USDOT safety regulations. They now focus their efforts on helping carriers develop and foster state-of-the-art safety programs. For help managing your DOT policies and procedures, mock DOT audits, safety rating upgrades, DataQs appeals, and much more, contact us through our website: https://www.trucksafe.com
What will Ohio's legalization of marijuana mean for commercial drivers?
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What will Ohio's legalization of marijuana mean for commercial drivers?

In this video, we discuss Ohio's recent legalization of recreational marijuana use and what it could mean for commercial truck and bus drivers in the state. ************************************************ For more in-depth DOT safety regulation training, check out our comprehensive and innovative online DOT compliance courses: https://www.trucksafeacademy.com Follow us for the latest highway transportation news & analysis: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrucksafeLLC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/trucksafeconsulting/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrucksafeConsulting YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@trucksafe Join the Trucksafe Compliance Network to access free DOT compliance content and network with other fleet safety professionals: https://www.trucksafenetwork.com Trucksafe Consulting, LLC is a full-service transportation safety consulting firm, offering one-on-one consulting services as well as industry-leading training resources and compliance forms. Brandon Wiseman and Jerad Childress, Trucksafe's owners, are transportation attorneys who, prior to starting Trucksafe, worked with the nation's largest transportation law firm, counseling the nation's largest and most sophisticated motor carriers on USDOT safety regulations. They now focus their efforts on helping carriers develop and foster state-of-the-art safety programs. For help managing your DOT policies and procedures, mock DOT audits, safety rating upgrades, DataQs appeals, and much more, contact us through our website: https://www.trucksafe.com
Understanding the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
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Understanding the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

In this video, we breakdown the FMCSA's Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse, including to whom it applies, how it functions, and what types of violations get reported to it. ************************************************ For more in-depth DOT safety regulation training, check out our comprehensive and innovative online DOT compliance courses: https://www.trucksafeacademy.com Follow us for the latest highway transportation news & analysis: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrucksafeLLC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/trucksafeconsulting/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrucksafeConsulting YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@trucksafe Join the Trucksafe Compliance Network to access free DOT compliance content and network with other fleet safety professionals: https://www.trucksafenetwork.com Trucksafe Consulting, LLC is a full-service transportation safety consulting firm, offering one-on-one consulting services as well as industry-leading training resources and compliance forms. Brandon Wiseman and Jerad Childress, Trucksafe's owners, are transportation attorneys who, prior to starting Trucksafe, worked with the nation's largest transportation law firm, counseling the nation's largest and most sophisticated motor carriers on USDOT safety regulations. They now focus their efforts on helping carriers develop and foster state-of-the-art safety programs. For help managing your DOT policies and procedures, mock DOT audits, safety rating upgrades, DataQs appeals, and much more, contact us through our website: https://www.trucksafe.com