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.
When students need to learn from the resource even the pros trust, look no further than Delmar’s Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Training, 4E. Delmar is the only official education partner of the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI). Our goal is to ensure that students are armed with the information needed to excel in their truck driver careers. The all-new fourth edition incorporates both customer and industry feedback to bring enhancements that truly capture the learning needs of the industry. One key improvement: the book’s approach has 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 end result is a valuable resource that will instill an up-to-date, comprehensive foundational knowledge that will help drivers in any stage of their career development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Computer Based Training (CBT) provides a comprehensive driver training curriculum available on CD-ROM. This user-friendly product contains core content while utilizing graphics, animations, and interactions to keep the student engaged throughout the learning process. Use it alone, or in combination with the Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook for an unrivaled learning experience.
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
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.
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).
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!
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.
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: Steve Viscelli
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Social Science
Long-haul trucks have been described as sweatshops on wheels. The typical long-haul trucker works the equivalent of two full-time jobs, often for little more than minimum wage. But it wasn’t always this way. Trucking used to be one of the best working-class jobs in the United States. The Big Rig explains how this massive degradation in the quality of work has occurred, and how companies achieve a compliant and dedicated workforce despite it. Drawing on more than 100 in-depth interviews and years of extensive observation, including six months training and working as a long-haul trucker, Viscelli explains in detail how labor is recruited, trained, and used in the industry. He then shows how inexperienced workers are convinced to lease a truck and to work as independent contractors. He explains how deregulation and collective action by employers transformed trucking’s labor markets--once dominated by the largest and most powerful union in US history--into an important example of the costs of contemporary labor markets for workers and the general public.
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.