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: 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: Ryan Steve
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2018-03-21
This book was written to give test takers the opportunity of monk test before the exams. It is an opportunity to tests your knowledge and preparedness for the exam. The book is divided into eight chapters, each chapter consists of 50 questions dealing with a unique test section. i.e. Pre-trip inspection test questions General knowledge test questions Air brake test questions Combination vehicle test questions Double and triple vehicle test questions HAZMAT test questions Tank vehicles test questions Passengers and school bus test questions The chapters are further subdivided into sections of ten questions each. Test takers are expected to answer the questions in each section, at the end of the section look up your answers at the base of the section to see how many answers you got wrong or right. Repeat the same procedure for other sections till you are done with the 400 questions in this book
Author: Mike Byrnes
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Release Date: 2004-03
Contains a guide to preparing for the Commercial Driver's License examination, including sample tests, detailed illustrations and diagrams, information from the Department of Transportation for all fifty states, and complete coverage of both the written and driving tests with answer keys.
Author: Shane Hamilton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2008-09-15
Trucking Country is a social history of long-haul trucking that explores the contentious politics of free-market capitalism in post-World War II America. Shane Hamilton paints an eye-opening portrait of the rural highways of the American heartland, and in doing so explains why working-class populist voters are drawn to conservative politicians who seemingly don't represent their financial interests. Hamilton challenges the popular notion of "red state" conservatism as a devil's bargain between culturally conservative rural workers and economically conservative demagogues in the Republican Party. The roots of rural conservatism, Hamilton demonstrates, took hold long before the culture wars and free-market fanaticism of the 1990s. As Hamilton shows, truckers helped build an economic order that brought low-priced consumer goods to a greater number of Americans. They piloted the big rigs that linked America's factory farms and agribusiness food processors to suburban supermarkets across the country. Trucking Country is the gripping account of truckers whose support of post-New Deal free enterprise was so virulent that it sparked violent highway blockades in the 1970s. It's the story of "bandit" drivers who inspired country songwriters and Hollywood filmmakers to celebrate the "last American cowboy," and of ordinary blue-collar workers who helped make possible the deregulatory policies of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan and set the stage for Wal-Mart to become America's most powerful corporation in today's low-price, low-wage economy. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
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: Robert M. Calvin
Release Date: 1991-12-01
Genre: Audiobooks collection
Provides practice questions that can be asked of all CDL applicants, covers safety concepts on which all commercial vehicle drivers are required to be tested. Discusses and explains answers to all questions in easy-to-study format.
Author: Mike Byrnes and Associates,
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre: Study Aids
This updated manual prepares professional and prospective tractor-trailer drivers for the test that applicants must pass in order to receive a commercial driver’s license. The test, administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation, is required in all 50 states. Comprehensive coverage of both the written and driving tests is presented with specific answers and explanations for all questions and situations. This book is profusely illustrated with detailed diagrams and line art that demonstrate the proper procedures drivers need to master for their behind-the-wheel tests.
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.