Author: Robert C. Robinson
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Most training manuals skip and bounce around the truck in a manner that's both confusing and disorganized. This manual, however, systematically guides the trainee in a logical, orderly method that works and makes sense. From the start of the inspection to it's end, the driver will never have to guess about where to go or what to inspect next. This is accomplished by displaying the truck and trailer components in sections that are logically and numerically organized followed by a thorough discussion of the components following the same logical, numerical order--making the pre-trip inspection far less intimidating and less confusing. While most manuals barely mention the components to be inspected, this manual discusses the components in great detail by first explaining their purpose and then by further explaining the multitude of problems that one could possibly find while inspecting a tractor and/or trailer or straight truck. Instead of black and white sketches that lack clarity and detail, this manual includes color photographs of every component covered. Never again will you have to wonder what a component really looks like nor will you have to embarrass yourself by asking someone. Also included are a sample score sheet and an inspection checklist that can be used for practice while training. This manual also contains several bonus pictures, compliments of the world champion extreme turbine race team Miss GEICO and AMF Offshore Racing. More importantly, this manual includes all the information needed to successfully pass the pre-trip inspection exam on the first try and also serves as a good refresher to those who already have a commercial driver's license using an approach that has worked time and time again.
Author: U.S. Department of Transportation,
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2018-01-02
If you came upon an overturned truck on the highway that was leaking, would you be able to identify if it was hazardous and know what steps to take? Does the identification number 60 indicate a toxic substance or a flammable solid, in the molten state at an elevated temperature? Does the identification number 1035 indicate ethane or butane? What is the difference between natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas distribution pipelines? Questions like these and more are answered in the 2016 update of the Emergency Response Guidebook. Learn how to identify symbols for vehicles carrying toxic, flammable, explosive, radioactive, or otherwise harmful substances and how to respond once an incident involving those substances has been identified. Always be prepared in situations that are unfamiliar and dangerous and know how to rectify them. Keeping this guide around at all times will ensure that, if you were to come upon a transportation situation involving hazardous substances or dangerous goods, you will be able to help keep others and yourself out of danger. With color-coded pages for quick and easy reference, this is the official manual used by first responders in the United States and Canada for transportation incidents involving dangerous goods or hazardous materials.
Author: Editors of REA
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Study Aids
REA’s Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Test Prep Puts You in the Driver’s Seat! Updated 5th Edition Looking to get your CDL and start a new and profitable career? REA can get you headed in the right direction! Commercial drivers are needed across the country, and a high score on the CDL improves your chances for landing the job you want. This updated fifth edition of our popular test prep offers complete preparation for both the bus and truck driver licensing exams. Based on the current CDL exams, REA’s Commercial Driver's License test prep contains everything you need to know. Easy-to-follow review chapters cover all the topics tested on the exams, including: · General Knowledge and Skills · Passenger Transport · Air Brakes · Combination Vehicles · Hazardous Materials · Tankers · Metal Coil · Doubles/Triples Checklists, diagrams, and definitions of must-know terms help reinforce your knowledge and skills while you study. This complete CDL test prep package features the latest information on the testing and licensing requirements in all 50 states. Learn the facts about the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act, Rules, and Licensing, so you’ll be well informed on the rules of the road. The book features 8 practice tests that cover the entire scope of the CDL exams. Each test comes complete with detailed answer explanations. Unlike other test preps, we don’t just say which answers are right, we explain why the other choices are wrong, and that gives you an advantage on test day. REA’s CDL test prep is a must for anyone preparing for this career-building exam!
Author: Inc Mike Byrnes and Associates
Publisher: Mike Byrnes & Associates, Inc.
Release Date: 2003
Textbook for tractor semitrailer operations: fourth edition includes current information on hours of service, hazardous materials, cargo securement, in-cab technology; trucking industry history; U.S. regulations; procedures; descriptions of systems, components, use/maintenance requirements; troubleshooting; safe driving; economy driving; regulated activities. Includnes end-of-chapter tests, Observation Skills Tests, illustrations, index
Author: R. Robinson
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Genre: Political Science
This text explores the place to locate the cut between those inequalities for which it is fair to hold one responsible, and those for which it is not. The argument traces a thread of intellectual history, identifying a rejection of strong property rights which we inherit from Locke, and find in contemporary defenders of entitlements such as Nozick.
Author: Alice Adams
Publisher: Delmar Pub
Release Date: 2006-12-01
Genre: Study Aids
This up-to-date and easy-to-read Commercial Driver?s License (CDL) test preparation guide covers everything you need to know before taking the exam, setting you on a path to success. Aside from presenting the ?need to know? material tested on the CDL exam, the 2nd Edition provides tips for new drivers, helpful insights and pointers shared by veteran drivers, and added step-by-step illustrations to help make certain that you understand the information you?ve read. Students of all levels, even those with English as a second language, will feel comfortable with the thorough, easy-to-use information contained within.
Are you eager for a successful career as a professional truck driver? Get proven training with the resource even the pros trust: Delmar's TRACTOR-TRAILER TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING, Fifth Edition. As the only official education partner of the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI), Delmar provides up-to-date, comprehensive knowledge to help you succeed at every stage of your career. Now updated to align with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) new minimum standards for Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT), the Fifth Edition of this valuable resource also features Skill Drills and Safety Checks to help you hone in on key skills and important safety topics essential for today's professional truck drivers.
Author: Mometrix Media
Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC
Release Date: 2015-02-25
***Includes Practice Test Questions*** CDL Exam Secrets - Passengers & School Bus Endorsement helps you ace the Commercial Driver's License Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive CDL Exam Secrets - Passengers & School Bus Endorsement study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. CDL Exam Secrets - Passengers & School Bus Endorsement includes: The 5 Secret Keys to CDL Exam Success: Getting Time on Your Side, Guessing is not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, not Harder, Making the CDL Test Work for You, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Basics of Driving including: Vehicle Inspection, Control of Your Vehicle, Proper Acceleration, Controlling Steering, Backing Safely, Managing a Trailer, Changing Gears; Proper Communication including: Indicating Your Presence, Managing Space, Signaling Ahead, Passing with Caution; Hazardous Conditions including: Night Driving, Inclement Weather, Cold Weather Precautions, Hot Weather Conditions, Managing Fires; Equipment Failures including: Brake Failures, Airbrake Fading or Failure, Tire Failure, Crashes and Accidents, and much more...
Author: Don Knowles
Publisher: Delmar Pub
Release Date: 2007-07
Genre: Study Aids
Updated to reflect the most current ASE tasks, this book combines a clear writing style, in-depth coverage, and abundant practice questions and tests to deliver a tool that will help trucking technicians and students successfully prepare for all eight areas of the Medium/Heavy Duty Truck certification exams. Each chapter of the Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Technician Certification Test Preparation Manual, 2nd Edition is devoted to thoroughly covering one specific ASE truck test, resulting in eight core chapters that instill the knowledge and skills needed to get certified. These chapters include extensive coverage of all the ASE tasks associated with each test, ASE-style questions to familiarize users with the testing format, as well as hints to encourage users to be actively involved in the problem-solving process. Pre-tests, post-tests, and sample tests are all accompanied by answers and answer analysis so users can receive immediate feedback for a continuous learning process.
Author: Jason Miller
Release Date: 2018-01-03
Revised: Fixed missing page numbers. Includes 8 Practice Tests (Including All Endorsements)! In order to drive commercial motor vehicles for a living, you are required to get a Commercial Driver's License. Our comprehensive CDL study guide and training manual will prepare you to pass the CDL exam on your first try. This book will save you time and money. In addition to providing 8 practice tests (including all endorsements), the study guide covers the following topics: Who Needs a CDL and How to Get a CDL How to Get a Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) CDL Disqualifications State Laws and Rules International Registration Plan and International Fuel Tax Agreement CDL Test and Endorsements CDL Exemptions CDL Classes CDL Endorsements Driving Safely Vehicle Inspections: 7-Step Inspection Method Basic Vehicle Control Speed and Curves Managing Space Hazardous Roads Night Driving Procedures Driving in Fog Driving in Winter Driving on Slippery Surfaces. Driving in Very Hot Weather Railroad-Highway Crossings Mountain Driving Select the Right Gear Before Starting Down the Grade Brake Fading or Failure Proper Braking Technique Driving Emergencies Tire Failure How Anti-lock Braking Systems Work Skid Control and Recovery Accident Procedures Fires Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Driving Hazardous Materials Rules for All Commercial Drivers Lists of Regulated Products Transporting Cargo Inspecting Cargo Cargo Weight and Balance Legal Weight Limits Securing Cargo Spilling Loads and Damage to the Highway Transporting Passengers Air Brakes Combination Vehicles Doubles and Triples Tank Vehicles Hazardous Materials School Buses ...and Much More !
Author: Van O'Neal
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics
Whether you are embarking on your first career or a new career as a professional driver, you will appreciate the practical, straightforward, quick, no-nonsense approach to learning what you need to know to pass the CDL exam. Easy to follow and understand, each chapter provides learning tools for students of all levels, even those who have not attended school or taken a test in many years.You will feel more comfortable with the topics covered in this book and found on the exam as each chapter contains not only the important information, but also additional tools such as practice quizzes and real-world situations that put the information in context to make it easier to understand. A glossary of terms helps you become familiar with this industry’s unique language. Chapter reviews help you determine if and where you need to review the reading for a better understanding of specific areas. All this will help you feel confident when you take the CDL exam and enhances your chances of passing on the first try.
Author: Laura Ruhl Genson
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2006
Written by industry professionals, engineers, reconstructionists, and litigators experienced in the trucking field, this comprehensive guidebook provides a strong knowledge base of the trucking industry and serves as a how to for handling a commercial motor vehicle case from intake to trial. The book covers: the lawyer's role in a truck accident investigation; data collection, site, vehicle, and electronic evidence; spoliation of evidence; driving situations (weather conditions, hazardous materials, human factors); on-board electronics; tires, wheels and brakes; technology (what exists, how to use it, and admissibility in court); the plaintiff and defense perspectives; changes from the engineering perspective with respect to engine configuration, speed, and more; and the trial.