FMCSA rule number 380 and 391, of 49 CFR, requires drivers of LCVs to have a certificate of training in their driver qualification file. LCV is defined as any combination of a truck-tractor and two or more trailers or semi-trailers, with a gross vehicle weight of 80,000 pounds or more.
This rule is not enforced at the port of entry or by law enforcement. It will only be enforced during a FMCSA Compliance Audit. It is not a licensing issue. The port of entry or state patrol will only check the driver's license for the 'T' (double/triple) endorsement on their CDL.
Who Needs LCV Training
Drivers of Turn Pike Doubles, Rocky Mountain Doubles, or Triples that exceed 80,000 pounds.
Who Does Not Need LCV Training
Drivers of two 28' pup trailers that do not exceed 80,000 pounds. Drivers of Turn Pike Doubles, Rocky Mountain Doubles, or Triples that do not exceed 80,000 pounds.
Did you know?
As of June 1, 2004, training is required for all LCV Drivers. The Grand Fathering option expired June 1, 2005!
The rule should have been titled "Doubles or Triples that exceed 80,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight." The length of the vehicle alone does not mandate training. Over length in combination with over weight vehicles are the only ones covered by 49 CFR parts 380 and 391. See part 380 definitions.
No Motor Carrier Shall
A motor carrier that employs or has under contract LCV drivers shall provide evidence of the certifications required by sec. 380.401 or 380.111 of 49 CFR, when requested by an authorized FMCSA, State, or local official in the course of a compliance review.
The power point presentation can be used two ways. One for a traditional power point lecture or for the drivers to read and self teach.
The self teaching option allows you to train one driver at a time. Keep new hires compliant.
"You have put in a tremendous amount of work that will benefit not only new LCV drivers but also experienced ones."
Weaver Bros, INC.
To Whom It May Concern:
Eric Haney, from CDL College, has been road testing our drivers in the Denver area for approximately 2 years. During this time he has been performing the road test with triples and administering our prehire orientation for the drivers. This orientation includes safe procedures for hooking and disconnecting triples, general characteristics of LCV operations, local laws and other safety concerns for Yellow Transportation. His services to the terminal as a vendor have been valuable and we look forward to a continued, expanded relationship with his company.
Jeff R. Reed, CDS, Safety Administrator
YELLOW TRANSPORTATION, INC.
To Whom It May Concern:
We run a multiple terminal operation. The LCV training course is the most convenient way to train our drivers. We do not have to bring them into the home office. The instructor's manual along with the power point course allows us to easily train our drivers at all terminals.
Colorado-Denver Delivery, INC
To whom it may concern:
Midwest Motor Express has been in the market for a complete, concise package to comply with 49 CFR 380
Eric Haney, CDL College, has the complete package to meet those requirements and we find it to be the cleanest and least cumbersome program we have found in the marketplace.
Mike Patton, Vice President Safety
MIDWEST MOTOR EXPRESS, INC.