Professional Driver Education Program

The Professional Driver Education Program (PDEP)

Safe driving is most important

PDEP is a three course program designed to teach equipment rental drivers the importance of safety, reducing risks, and defensive driving. This program focuses on all aspects of equipment rental driving and delivery processes.

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Additional Information

Additional Info

Course Overview

The Professional Driver Education Program is new and improved! This online certificate program is specifically designed for equipment rental drivers. Participants will work through three engaging modules that allow them to experience "a day in the life of a professional driver.” Topics in the program include proper loading, load securement, and defensive driving for various types of vehicles and trailers. It will also provide an overview of federal, state, and province rules and regulations for commercial drivers.

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Program Benefits

Why enroll in PDEP? This new and improved program features nearly seven hours of instruction on topics that will help improve safety, reduce risk, and enhance your customer service. In addition, you'll learn how to reduce the number of vehicle-related incidents through proper defensive driving techniques. Upon completion of PDEP, you can download a certificate in RentalU.

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Who Should Enroll?

This program is designed with a choose your own adventure format that makes it applicable for all sized trucks and types of equipment rental drivers. Whether you’re driving a pickup truck or a CDL truck, this program has you covered. PDEP was built for all types and sizes of equipment rental companies and includes important information on DOT and provincial standards, defensive driving, and customer service.

How much does it cost?

All users, per license:

$99

 

A 20% discount applies to companies that carry ARA Insurance. Please email education@ararental.org prior to purchasing the program and a coupon code will be emailed to you.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How much does it cost?

    $99 ...

    All users will pay $99.00 for each license. ARA insured receive 20% off every purchase of this product. Please email education@ararental.org prior to purchasing the program and a coupon code will be emailed to you. ARA Insurance also issues a complimentary course upon yearly policy renewal. Please contact ARA Insurance at 800.821.6580 for questions regarding how to claim your free course.

  • How do I buy the training?

    $99 ...

    Log on to RentalU and select the ARA Certified programs button. Click on the PDEP course and complete the checkout process. You do not need a PayPal account to complete the transaction. Individual licenses must be purchased and assigned to individuals in RentalU.

  • How long does it take to complete?

    The course consists of three different modules. ...

    The course consists of three different modules that are approximately two hours each. Each section has a quiz, and there is an overall comprehensive exam that requires an 80% or higher to pass.

  • Do you have to renew your certificate?

    The Professional Driver Education Program is  ...

    The Professional Driver Education Program is a certificate program. There are no renewal requirements for PDEP, but individuals can take the course again as a refresher.

    • Professional Driver Education Program: Module 1 - The Professional Driver: Discusses pre-checking the delivery vehicle, proper loading, unloading and load securement, customer service and safety.
    • Professional Driver Education Program: Module 2 - The Drive: Discusses classes of vehicles and license, customer service, safety, and defensive driving for various types of vehicles and trailers. It will also provide an overview of federal, state, and province rules and regulations for commercial drivers.
    • Professional Driver Education Program: Module 3 - Customer Site: Discusses customer service and safety, unloading, familiarization, pickups and end of day routines.