This program teaches new school bus drivers the fundamentals of operating a commercial vehicle before they get behind the wheel of a bus.
PTSI has also developed an ELDT BTW Trainer’s Guide which will guide the delivery of the Behind the Wheel portions of the requirement for both BTW Closed Range and BTW Public Road portions.
The ELDT BTW Trainer’s Guide will help employers and districts meet the upcoming FMCSA standards and has the potential to help an operation reduce incidents and collisions plaguing new drivers in that first and second year.
Behind-the-Wheel Range & Road Trainer’s Guide
PTSI’s Behind-the-Wheel Range & Road Trainer’s Guide is created for specifically school bus drivers to meet the Behind the Wheel (BTW) portions of the FMCSA ELDT requirement for both Range and Road portions. The Trainer’s Guide gives instructors with coaching techniques to assist the new drivers through the range and defines what “proficiency” looks like for the driver to be successful on the behind the wheel road portion of their training. The Range & Road Trainer’s Guide provides a comprehensive plan to meet FMCSA standards for setting up the range course required training in your own open lot, as well as identifying the necessary public road characteristics and circumstances needed for the driver to meet Federal CDL driving standards and requirements.
PTSI is slated to reopen in phase II of the reopening of NYS. ALL PTSI COURSES through at least June 5th will be postponed. Unfortunately we do not have an exact date at this time as to when we will be able to reopen. We will work to reschedule these course as soon as we can and we will notify you immediately of the change in date and location (if needed). All payments for current courses will be granted and put toward use for a future course of the same registration. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this chaotic time.