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.
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).
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.
The "Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Video Series is the perfect companion to "Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook. Created with the cooperation of the Professional Truck Driver Institute, Inc. (PTDI), these videos can be used as part of Delmar Learning's complete turnkey tractor-trailer driver training system or as part of any existing driver-training program. The content closely follows the "Handbook/Workbook, demonstrating the procedures and practices related to skilled driving.
Author: Richard A. McDavid
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Transport workers
Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include air traffic controller, bridge tender, charter boat captain, commercial pilot, and more.
Author: Donald Robert Whitnah
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 1998-01
Tracing the antecedents and the creation of the U.S. Department of Transportation, this work assesses its role in both the control of transportation and the encouragement of big businesses in the industry. The U.S. government has struggled for over a century with the complex issue of transportation regulation. The prevailing view from the 1880s until recently was to consider private transportation a public utility, which led to the creation of the DOT in 1966. This work covers much of the regulation/deregulation debates from Hoover to the Nixon presidencies, and focuses on the bipartisan crescendo for deregulation led by Gerald Ford and Edward Kennedy. Whitnah also analyzes the heated debate over airline deregulation that resumed in the Carter years and continues to have an impact today.
Author: Donald L. Fisher
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2011-04-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Effective use of driving simulators requires considerable technical and methodological skill along with considerable background knowledge. Acquiring the requisite knowledge and skills can be extraordinarily time consuming, yet there has been no single convenient and comprehensive source of information on the driving simulation research being conducted around the world. A how-to-do-it resource for researchers and professionals, Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology brings together discussions of technical issues in driving simulation with broad areas in which driving simulation is now playing a role. The chapters explore technical considerations, methodological issues, special and impaired populations, evaluation of in-vehicle and nomadic devices, and infrastructure evaluations. It examines hardware and software selection, visual database and scenario development, independent subject variables and dependent vehicle, environmental, and psychological variables, statistical and biostatistical analysis, different types of drivers, existing and future key-in vehicle devises, and validation of research. A compilation of the research from more than 100 of the world's top thinkers and practitioners, the book covers basic and advanced technical topics and provides a comprehensive review of the issues related to driving simulation. It describes literally hundreds of different simulation scenarios, provides color photographs of those scenarios, and makes available select videos of the scenarios on an accompanying web site, all of which should prove essential for seasoned researchers and for individuals new to driving simulation.
Author: L. K. Staplin
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Automobile driver education
TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 5: Training of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers identifies and documents training strategies and curricula from existing commercial driver training programs, with the goal of identifying those commercial motor vehicle driver training tools and techniques that hold the greatest potential to improve commercial motor vehicle safety.
Author: Alice Adams
Release Date: 2010-06-24
Use Delmar's comprehensive driver training products together. The Tractor Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook and Tractor Trailer Driver Web Based Training (WBT) bundle is the ideal driver training program at an affordable price. The handbook/workbook 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. The WBT features animations and interactivity that promote a high level of retention. Use these products together for an optimized learning experience that addresses differing learning styles. Upon purchase, customers will receive the book as well as a one year access code to log into the WBT course from any web enabled computer. Using these products together ensures that the most qualified drivers are on the road.