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What is the ELDT Mandate

What is the ELDT Mandate? Who Did it Affect?

What is the ELDT mandate? The ELDT (entry-level driver training) mandate covers a new list of requirements, with higher standards for entry-level driver training. These new requirements are set at the federal level by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). All commercial driver’s license (CDL) training providers must comply with the outlined minimum requirements….

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What Are Commercial Explosives

What are Commercial Explosives?

Commercial explosives are explosive materials that are used primarily for commercial and industrial purposes. For example, the mining, quarrying, and construction industries may use commercial explosives for various applications. What Are “Explosive Materials”? Explosive materials hold a large amount of potential energy. In other words, if released or otherwise ignited, explosive materials can expand rapidly…

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Dangers of Distracted Truck Driving

Dangers of Distracted Truck Driving

In today’s culture of smartphones and ever-changing technology, it’s becoming easier for drivers (truck drivers or otherwise) to get distracted. Despite many laws that prohibit dangers such as texting and driving, not everyone follows such safety precautions. This may lead to dangerous situations out on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

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how to get a hazmat endorsement

How to Get a Hazmat Endorsement?

What is a Hazmat Endorsement? A Hazmat Endorsement qualification is a specific endorsement on your CDL or CDL permit that means you are able to haul hazardous materials. All hazmat endorsement applicants must undergo a Security Threat Assessment, which includes fingerprinting and a background check. However, after September 11, 20001, the Federal government has also…

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