New patent issued to train heating oil tank truck drivers, get ELDT

Written on: May 12, 2022 by ICM

Jeffrey Hale Sunup was issued a third patent on May 10 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Patent No. US 11,328,619) entitled “Method for Training Heating Oil Tank Truck Drivers.” This invention can assist the Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) preparedness of those seeking a hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time.

On Feb. 7, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established regulations for the ELDT, a baseline for training requirements for entry-level drivers, mandated under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The training requirements apply to those seeking to obtain a Class A or Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL) for the first time, upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL, or obtain a school bus (S), passenger (P), or hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time.

Suntup previously patented two others patents, including “Apparatus for Dispensing Small Quantities of Heating Oil,” also known commercially as PUTNUS, and “Method for Delivering Heating Oil to Customers of Fuel Oil Dealers.”

For more info, contact Jeffrey Hale Suntup at 860-443-0414 or