Online CDL Class B Theory Training Course
This particular course, designed for Class B CDL applicants, pertains to commercial vehicles as defined in 49 CFR 383.91(a)(2). This online course provides training in all theory topic areas under the FMCSA Entry-Level Driver Training requirements for those individuals who apply for a CDL or CDL upgrade on or after February 7, 2022.
About this course: $159
This Class B CDL online training course utilizes computer animations to walk students through real life scenarios to teach proper techniques, skills and procedures. Throughout each training module, several mulitple choice questions will be presented to the student that must be answered correctly in order to move ahead. If the question is answered incorrectly, the student is automatically taken back through the previous section of the course. This delivery method allows students to demonstrate the necessary level of mastery upon completion of the course without the need to take a final exam. This Class B course takes approx. 10 to 11 hours to complete. Students can start and stop the training at any time and return where they left off whenever they choose. (Please note: the animations in this course utilize Class A tractor-trailer images, but concepts taught still apply to Class B trucks and buses.)
Please Note: Class A or B ELDT also requires behind-the-wheel training which is not included in our online theory course. It’s best to decide where you’re going to do behind-the-wheel training before purchasing a theory course online, because some driving schools provide theory training in person. Contact us if you have questions.
As stated in the FMCSRs, this training will introduce driver-trainees to the following: Basic Operation– Orientation, Control Systems and Dashboard, Pre- & Post-Trip Inspections, Basic Control, Shifting/Operating Transmissions, Backing & Docking. Safe Operating Procedures– Visual Search, Communication, Distracted Driving, Speed Management, Space Management, Night Operation, Extreme Driving Conditions. Advanced Operating Practices– Hazard Perception, Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and other Emergencies, Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings. Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions– Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions, Roadside Inspections, Maintenance. Non-Driving Activities– Handling and Documenting Cargo, Environmental Compliance Issues, Hours of Service Requirements, Fatigue and Wellness Awareness, Post-Crash Procedures, External Communications, Whistleblower/Coercion, Trip Planning, Drugs/Alcohol, and Medical Requirements.
This course is required of all entry-level drivers, who intend to drive CMVs as defined in §383.5 in interstate and/or intrastate commerce, except:
(1) Drivers excepted from the CDL requirements under §383.3(c), (d), and (h).
(2) Drivers applying for a restricted CDL under §383.3(e) through (g).
(3) Veterans with military CMV experience who meet all the requirements and conditions of §383.77.
(4) Drivers applying for a removal of a restriction in accordance with §383.135(b)(7).
Except for individuals seeking the H endorsement, individuals must complete BOTH theory and behind-the-wheel (BTW) portions of entry-level driver training within one year of completing the first portion and prior to taking the CDL skills exam. This course only covers the theory training portion of this requirement! This Class B CDL online training course is offered as a supplement to behind-the-wheel training, not as an all-inclusive training solution.