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Written on: June 29, 2022

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires all new CDL- and HME-applicants to successfully complete theory and behind-the-wheel training before they can take a state’s CDL or HME exams. The requirement is called Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT).

The ELDT mandate will make finding qualified drivers even harder. So while you focus on your day-to-day business, you have a guide through the educational materials and administrative services – NPGA’s Administrative Compliance Experts, also known as ACE.

ACE is designed to assist companies in navigating ELDT’s red tape. NPGA, as an FMCSA Registered Training Provider, can complete submission of all required materials to FMSCA on your behalf. Using NPGA’s ACE services shields you from FMCSA audit and ushers your new drivers through the education and training requirements. And ACE is available to the entire on-road community, not just the propane industry.

ACE is a fee-based administrative service provided by NPGA and separate from the ELDT training program. A company is not required to use ACE services; you may elect to access only the training materials. For more details, review the ELDT FAQ and Fee Structure documents.

Can ACE help me? Through ACE, the more than 30 steps required under the ELDT mandate can become 5 simple steps from start to finish.

5 Simple Steps
Sign up online
Complete Online Knowledge Training
Complete Onsite Behind The Wheel Training
Submit to NPGA
Take CDL Test

For more information, Click Here.