Class B CDL Theory

This course is designed to help Training Providers of Entry-Level Driver Training meet the theory instruction requirements for a Class B CDL. It covers the topics of each of the theory sections and units as required under Appendix B to Part 380 - Class B - CDL Training Curriculum. It also includes quizzes after each unit that require an 80% or higher to pass, which can be used to help meet the requirements of ยง 380.715 Assessments.
Time to Complete
8 Hours
Course Category
Entry-Level Driver Training
Course Cost

This Course Covers

Section B1.1 Basic Operation
  • B1.1.1 Orientation
  • B1.1.2 Control Systems/Dashboard
  • B1.1.3 Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections
  • B1.1.4 Basic Control
  • B1.1.5 Shifting/Operating Transmissions
  • B1.1.6 Backing and Docking
Section B1.2 Safe Operating Procedures
  • B1.2.1 Visual Search
  • B1.2.2 Communication
  • B1.2.3 Distracted Driving
  • B1.2.4 Speed Management
  • B1.2.5 Space Management
  • B1.2.6 Night Operation
  • B1.2.7 Extreme Driving Conditions
Section B1.3 Advanced Operating Practices
  • B1.3.1 Hazard Perception
  • B1.3.2 Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and Other Emergencies
  • B1.3.3 Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings
Section B1.4 Vehicle Systems and Reporting Malfunctions
  • B1.4.1 Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
  • B1.4.2 Roadside Inspections
  • B1.4.3 Maintenance
Section B1.5 Non-Driving Activities
  • B1.5.1 Handling and Documenting Cargo
  • B1.5.2 Environmental Compliance Issues
  • B1.5.3 Hours of Service Requirements
  • B1.5.4 Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
  • B1.5.5 Post-Crash Procedures
  • B1.5.6 External Communications
  • B1.5.7 Whistleblower/Coercion
  • B1.5.8 Trip Planning
  • B1.5.9 Drugs/Alcohol
  • B1.5.10 Medical Requirements

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