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Truck and Bus Traffic Enforcement

FMCSA’s Truck and Bus Traffic Enforcement Training (TBTE) was developed by NTC in collaboration with law enforcement and designed to enhance officers’ knowledge about the dangers of unsafe truck and bus driving behaviors. The training is designed for all law enforcement officers, not just inspectors. It is available and free to all law enforcement officers and agencies, who can adapt the training course to suit their needs.

Through this training, law enforcement officers will learn about:

  • Violations that cause crashes
  • Safety concerns before, during, and after vehicle stops
  • Documentation requirements
  • Indicators of severe vehicle defects
  • Specific citation procedures

All instructor and student materials are free and available for download below.

A TBTE “train-the-trainer” course is available to FMCSA personnel. To schedule this 4-hour course, contact the NTC.

Training Materials

Title Description Link
Course Guides  Course guides for in-person training.

TBTE Instructor Guide

TBTE Student Guide 

Self-Guided Course Interactive eLearning course for those unable to attend in-person training (1 hour duration). Self-Guided eLearning Course
Full Course Materials Instructor-led training for classroom delivery. Includes all materials. (To download training segments individually, see list below.)

Instructor Course Package

Student Course Package

Need help? Download instructions

You may also download individual training segments using the links below. Materials are available in either PowerPoint, with slide animations and speaker notes, or PDF.

Download the TBTE Lesson Plan

Promotional Materials

Use the materials below to inform your agency about the TBTE training.

Video Trailer

Brochure

A tri-fold brochure that provides an overview of the TBTE training and what students can expect to learn.

Download the TBTE brochure

Posters

These can be posted around agency offices to remind law enforcement about some of the key learnings from the TBTE training.

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Need assistance?

Please contact ntc-state-programs@dot.gov

Last updated: Thursday, April 7, 2022