There are about 30 topics that the federal rule requires. These include topics such as shifting, night driving, hours of service, backing, etc. ProDriverU covers all required ELDT topics. Please refer to ELDT Course Topics for a full list of topics.
The ELDT requires that every driver be proficient in specific driving skills. Training must include vehicle inspection and backing skills, as well as road driving skills. An approved training provider must do the skills training and determine whether your driving skills are proficient.
Theory training is like classroom training. It provides the knowledge to safely drive a truck. The behind the wheel (BTW), or driving skills training, is hands-on instruction in a truck. Theory is knowledge-based, whereas driving is skills-based. ProDriverU covers only the ELDT theory training.
There is no hourly requirement for ELDT. There are theory (knowledge) training requirements and behind the wheel (driving skill) proficiency requirements, but neither requires a specific amount of time. ProDriverU only covers the theory requirements for ELDT.