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.
A severe shortage of trained tractor-trailer drivers faces the trucking industry and the nation. Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook, Third edition and its ancillaries can help solve this problem by providing a great turnkey curriculum for the latest in tractor-trailer driver training, complete with up-to-date compliance and regulation standards. This new edition delivers not only the technical content the driver needs to know, but also teaches the procedures that, with practice, will enable the student to become a skilled driver. This book stresses the importance of developing the skills, traits and behaviors that characterize true professionals. Professional truck drivers must maintain safe standards throughout all facets of a trip, and this book provides the "must have" information new drivers need to stay safe before, during, and after a route. Coverage focuses on attaining and preserving safe standards throughout all aspects of a professional driving career, from securing one's load to hazardous materials handling, with helpful guidelines for maintaining a healthy lifestyle on the road. This edition delivers not only the technical content tractor-trailer drivers need to become skilled professionals, but also the healthful habits and "best practices" that can lead to improved safety and well-being.
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
This is the second edition of The Tractor Trailer Book. Author Jimmy Cox, a professional tractor trailer driver for the past 15 years, has added two new chapters: Backing Basics, and Delivery Examples. He has incorporated some suggestions and comments from his popular series of training videos in this new edition such as describing exact turns of the steering wheel. Also included is an updated version of how to back into truck stop parking spaces. This is a more visual edition with 58 diagrams illustrating situations that drivers encounter on a typical work day.
The Straight Truck Driver Handbook/Workbook and ancillaries provide a comprehensive, turn-key curriculum for preparing younger students for a career in the trucking industry. Trucks are the major mode of transporting goods in a constantly growing US economy and as a result, there is an ever-growing shortage of qualified truck drivers. On any given day of the week, the 1.4 million truck fleets in the US suffer from a shortage of 300,000 drivers and these companies are anxious to find good, qualified drivers to deliver their goods. This book not only prepares new drivers to fulfill these positions successfully, but the book and its ancillaries represent the first such curriculum of its nature offered in the US and Canada.Trainer Supplements available for this title include:Instructor's ManualTransparency Overhead MastersCall 800-998-7498 x 2673 for details
Use Delmar?s comprehensive driver training products together. The Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Training 4th Edition Manual and Tractor-Trailer Driver Computer Based Training (CBT) bundle is the ideal driver training program at an affordable price. The manual features four-color photographs and illustrations as well as technical content that stresses the importance of developing the skills, traits, and behaviors that characterize true professionals. New to the fourth edition, the manual now incorporates both customer and industry feedback to bring enhancements that truly capture the learning needs to the industry. The book?s approach has also been broadened to include all of North America, in an effort to provide accurate, effective content that is relevant to all drivers, whether they drive within or beyond the border of the United States. Additional updates include a detailed chapter devoted to CSA 2010, references to the latest tractor-trailer and driving technologies, as well as "day in the life" stories written by truck drivers and industry leaders that illustrate how truck driving experiences can shape both lives and careers. The CBT features animations and interactivity that promote a high level of retention. Use these products together for an optimized learning experience that addresses different learning styles. Upon purchase, customers will receive the book as well as a CD-ROM that can be loaded onto one PC. Using these products together ensures that the most qualified drivers are on the road. Delmar is the only official education partner of the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI).
Knowledge is power. If you are contemplating getting a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL), read this book first. Trucking companies paint a deceptively scintillating picture of the profession. It is imperative that you learn the secrets the trucking companies don't want you to know. Learn to sidestep being brainwashed into making choices that only benefit the company. Allow this book to guide you through the minefield of trucking choices. You will emerge not just unscathed, but victorious! An aptitude test will determine if you are truck driver material. You will learn how to choose a CDL school and receive valuable tips about training. After learning how to be hired on by the company that can best meet your needs, you will be coached about how to make the most money possible. A list of questions to ask prospective employers will prove to be invaluable. Let this book walk you through each step in your truck driving career from prospective student to becoming a trainer.
Do you want to be a truck driver? Would you like to be profitable? Do you drive and just love what you do? Are you training others to become truck drivers? The Art of Truck Driving will give you all you need to know but did not get at truck-driving school, provided by one who has 2.5 million miles under his belt, who always drove with safety in mind and was presented with the Driver of the Quarter Award by Global Driver Services. Discover real-life experiences on the road, enjoy amusing anecdotes, and stay safe!
Author: Jerry Berger
Release Date: 2013-11
The most definitive book written for every professional truck driver who wants to know the essential elements of backing-up a tractor-trailer SAFELY. The purpose of this must-read book is to educate and enlighten every person wanting to make a living in this highly needed respectable business, the necessary information to attain the skill and back-up SAFELY. You will learn about the basic skills, the art and science needed to know in order to back-up SAFELY in various situations. In addition there are nine bonus back-up illustrations, and an exclusive how-to-guide for getting directions.
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.
Author: Dave Daniels
Publisher: Delmar Pub
Release Date: 2005-09-01
Genre: Study Aids
Developed as a down-to-earth instructional guide, this manual clearly communicates the essential information and distinct operating characteristics concerning longer commercial vehicles and the rules and training requirements necessary for truck drivers, fleet managers, and those responsible for their training. Coverage details the requirements issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in regulation 49CFR parts 380 and 391 in a straightforward, non-technical manner. Topics include basic and advanced operations, double and triple combination units, non-driving activities, safe operating practices, and more. This book serves as both a training guide and handy reference for drivers, managers, dispatchers, maintenance personnel, and trainers alike.
Author: Finn Murphy
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2017-06-06
A long-haul mover’s rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab. More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy. In The Long Haul, Murphy offers a trucker’s-eye view of America on the move. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, he whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades, from the hollowing-out of small towns to changing tastes in culture and home furnishings. Some 40 million Americans move each year, and very few have any idea what they’re getting into or the kind of person to whom they are relinquishing their worldly goods. The Long Haul is also a behind-the-scenes look at the moving industry, revealing what really happens when we call in “the movers.” Through it all, Murphy tells poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job: a feisty hoarder in New Hampshire; a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy’s truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees; an ex-banker in Colorado who treats Finn and his crew with undisguised contempt; a widow who needs Murphy to bring her archeologist husband’s remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. These experiences inspire Finn’s memorable reflections on work, class, and the bonds we form with the things we own and the places we live. Brimming with personality and filled with great characters, The Long Haul is a resonant portrait of the enduring appeal of manual labor in the dark underbelly of the American Dream.
Author: Paul Melander
Publisher: Delmar Pub
Release Date: 2004-11
Genre: Business & Economics
This training manual is part of an innovative training program, developed in conjunction with the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI). It utilizes a seminar format that concentrates on all levels of hazardous materials training. Transportation of hazardous materials by the trucking industry is covered in depth, as well as issues of compliance of carrier companies and individual truck drivers with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Coverage meets the needs of carriers to provide HazMat refresher training that is required at least once every three years. Issues of safety and security of trucking fleets, including HazMat handling, are also addressed to help ensure that the carrier’s safety management team fulfills the task of making sure that truck drivers are trained on the transport of hazardous materials.
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.