Webinar Recording:
Everything Fleets and CDL Schools Need to Know to Prepare for ELDT

Industry Veterans Share Everything You Need to Know about ELDT


Don't Flunk ELDT

Like it or not, ELDT is coming. Instructors, curriculum, testing, data and the FMCSA database all top the list of CDL schools’ concerns. 


Hands-On Guidance from ELDT Experts (including someone from FMSCA!)

Waiting to tackle ELDT till the last minute in hopes there will be an extension? Bad idea. Despite a recently announced delay related to the Training Provider Registry, FMCSA has made it very clear that ELDT curriculum, testing and record-keeping requirements will go into effect as planned on Feb. 7, 2020.

But don't panic. Join our webinar instead. We’ve gathered folks from FMCSA, the Commercial Vehicle Training Association and a CDL school to tell you everything you need to know to pass ELDT with flying colors.


Webinar Topics Include

  • A 100% jargon-free overview of ELDT

  • What CDL schools and fleets who train entry-level drivers need to know to comply

  • ELDT’s biggest challenges for CDL schools

  • ELDT’s biggest opportunities (yes, there’s a silver lining)

  • Suggested steps to take right now to start preparing


About the Speakers

Rich ClementeRich Clemente, Transportation Specialist, FMCSA

Rich has over 30 years of experience in Safety in the transportation industry. In his present position, he is a Transportation Specialist for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and has now been with the Agency for 14 years. Rich works in the Driver and Carrier Operations Division and in that position he is responsible for assisting in Federal rulemaking initiatives, interpretations and clarifications of the regulations and policies.

Rich previously was the Director of Safety for the Truckload Carriers Association and also served as the Program Director for the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI). He began his career with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) as a Safety Engineer. He currently resides in Odenton, Maryland with his wife Marcy and he has two children.


Don LefeveDon Lefeve, President & CEO, Commercial Vehicle Training Association

Don Lefeve is President & CEO of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA), overseeing all operations at CVTA and is the chief advocate before Congress, the White House, and federal regulatory agencies. He joined CVTA in 2013 and brings over 20 years of government relations and political experience to his post.

He has held senior government relations positions in industry and served on the legislative staff of former United States Senator John Warner. Lefeve has worked on several Congressional, Senate, and Presidential campaigns.

Lefeve holds a B.A. in History from Randolph-Macon College, a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and was a 2006 Fellow at the Thomas C. Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership (University of Virginia). Mr. Lefeve is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.


Jim-Butler-headshotJim Butler, Director CDL Training Program, Blue Ridge Community College

Jim has a BS degree in middle school Education from Bridgewater College and was a public school teacher for five years before entering the transportation industry. Serving as a resource for business development for a small trucking company, Jim became very involved in the day-to-day running of that company and after ten years and developing most systems necessary to operating a fast track growing company, Jim left the over three hundred-employee firm to return to education. Now an administrative faculty member and Director of Transportation and Logistics at Blue Ridge Community College, Jim has worked to facilitate growth at the college. Jim has sponsored two Bills through the Transportation sub-committee in Richmond, to allow community colleges the opportunity to raise the standards for students entering the field of transportation. Jim is also heavily engaged in the simulation model for training new drivers. Since acquiring a new DORON simulator in 2018, students have been exposed to a variety of training scenarios that are purposeful in their intent and allows students to safely learn and interact before driving on the highways. Jim is highly engaged in outreach at the college and is collaborating with statewide agencies to build a new credentialing model that offers logistic training to underprivileged and students with disabilities.

Jim lives in the historic Shenandoah Valley in a little community called Grottoes, VA with his wife Terri. Jim enjoys anything musical as a hobby and loves road cycling as a lifestyle. Feel free to reach Jim to discuss ideas via email: butlerj@brcc.edu.


Laura McMillanLaura MacMillan, VP of Training Development, ITI

Laura is VP of Training Development at Instructional Technologies, Inc., an industry leader in safety training solutions. She is a seasoned practitioner with over 15 years of experience in the transportation-logistics industry.

She has a BS in Business Management and an MA in Instructional System Design and Adult Learning. She has extensive experience with the analysis, design, development, deployment and evaluation of driver and non-driver training programs. She has a Class A-CDL and has served on the curriculum certification committee with the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI). She served on the curriculum sub-committee as part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) proposed rule for entry level driver training (ELDT). She currently serves on the Board of Governors of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC).

She is an award winning instructional designer recognized by the American Society of Training and Development (ATD) and a frequent speaker at American Trucking Association (ATA) events.