Bolt OnlineEntry Level Driver Training


BOLT provides your CDL school with quality, cost-effective Entry Level Driver Training that's FMCSA-approved, an interactive experience for students, and an innovative software solution to manage your student data.

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24/7 Access to Online Training

Our online ELDT courses work on any device that connects to the internet. Students can start a course on their tablet or smartphone and finish it later on a computer without losing their place. You get complete learning flexibility, we designed our course to allow you to learn at your own pace.

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FMCSA's Training Provider Registry (TPR) Approved

Beginning February 7, 2022, passing the ELDT Theory course is made an official requirement for getting your CDL. Start your journey with our FMCSA approved course here!

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Deliver Better Training for Less Money

Online training is less expensive than hiring an instructor for the same number of hours. Assign BOLT training courses as a prerequisite so your instructors can spend their valuable time on driving skills and student evaluation.

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Industry Knowledge and Expertise

Our curriculum was designed by CDL schools and certified Instructors to teach you everything you need to fulfill (FMCSA's) Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements.

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Online CLP Test Prep

BOLT has created a comprehensive practice test that can help your students review and study for their CLP General Knowledge, Air Brake, and Combination tests. This practice test is included as part of our comprehensive software. The questions are based on DMV permit/driver's license official test questions. All of our practice tests not



As of February 7th, 2022, the FMCSA has made it a requirement to complete the ELDT Theory Course before getting a CLP. These courses must be assigned and administered by a school listed on the FMCSA Training Provider Registry (TPR). In addition to completing the ELDT training, the school must provide the driver-trainee "behind-the-wheel" instruction. We are able to make this possible by making our newly updated FMCSA approved ELDT Theory Course accessible, fast and simple.

Who needs ELDT?

Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule is required for any individual who wants to:

Who needs ELDT? #1 Obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
Who needs ELDT? #2 Upgrade Class B CDL to a Class A CDL
Who needs ELDT? #3 Obtain a passenger (P), school bus (S), or hazmat (H) endorsement


Below is an outline of the new BOLT Entry Level Driver Training Theory Course we offer online:

Module 1
1. Orientation
2. Control Systems/Dashboard
3. Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections
4. Basic Control
5. Shifting/Operating Transmissions
6. Backing And Docking
7. Coupling and Uncoupling
Module 2
8. Visual Search
9. Communication
10. Distracted Driving
11. Speed Management
12. Space Management
13. Night Operations
14. Extreme Driving Conditions
Module 3
15. Hazard Perception
16. Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing Emergencies
17. Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings
18. Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
19. Roadside Inspections
20. Maintenance
21. Handling and Documenting Cargo
Module 4
22. Environmental Compliance Issues
23. Hours of Service Requirements
24. Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
25. Post-Crash Procedures
26. External Communications
27. Whistleblower/Coercion
28. Trip Planning
Module 5
29. Drugs/Alcohol
30. Medical Requirements
31. Human Trafficking
32. CSA
33. Special Rigs
34. Crossing the Canadian Border
35. Basic Business Practices