It’s officially fall. The kids are all settled into school. The leaves are starting to turn. And if you train entry-level drivers, you’re hard at work on your new ELDT-compliant curriculum…. Right?
If your answer is, “Eh, not really,” don’t panic. We’ve already done it for you. On Ramp™, ITI’s online training program for entry-level drivers, meets ELDT mandatory theory requirements on all 30+ core curriculum areas.
Still on the fence about moving part of your training online? Think that the ELDT delay story in the media means you can ignore things? Besides the fact that the FMCSA and CVTA are all telling you ELDT will be enforced in 2020, here are a few great reasons that online ELDT training is better for you, your trainees and your bottom line.
Spend Less Time on Curriculum Development
With a high-quality online training program, you don’t have to spend time creating and updating curriculum. On Ramp is compliant right out of the box – you’ll never have to edit or update it. Plus, we evaluate all our online courses on a regular basis and quickly update them based on new rules and requirements, so you’ll always have the most up-to-date content for your trainees.
Improve Trainee Completion Times
Industry predictions say that ELDT’s new curriculum requirements could add a week to completion times. By moving all or part of the theory portion online, trainees can move through the lessons more quickly than they could with just a classroom lesson, potentially helping you recoup some of that time.
Improve Learning Retention
Not only will trainees complete lessons faster with online courses. They’ll get more out of it, too. Multiple studies have shown that students tend to learn faster and retain more information with online training vs. traditional classroom training.
Save Money on Classroom Training
Online training is far less expensive than hiring an instructor for the same number of hours. If you plan to take a blended approach to ELDT theory, you can assign online training videos as a prerequisite.
We're not suggesting you won't need instructors, or that you'll need fewer instructors. Online training used as a pre-requisite frees up your instructors to spend their valuable time on “next-level” skills and individual evaluation. They'll delivers a better learning experience.
On Ramp: The Simplest Path to ELDT Compliance
The best part is, we’ve already done the hard work for you. On Ramp Entry-Level Driver Training contains everything you need to teach a compliant ELDT theory curriculum. It also handles testing, record-keeping and will integrate with the Training Provider Registry once the DOT builds it.
In other words, using an online ELDT training system like On Ramp is faster, easier and most likely cheaper than trying to comply with ELDT on your own. Save yourself a ton of ELDT fines and headaches in 2020 and give it a try today.