Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
A severe shortage of trained tractor-trailer drivers faces the trucking industry and the nation. The Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook and ancillaries can help solve this problem by providing a comprehensive and turn-key curriculum for tractor-trailer trailer training. Written at a 3rd -6th grade reading level for ease of understanding, the Handbook/Workbook, addresses not only the body of knowledge a driver needs to know, but it also teaches the procedures that, with practice, will enable the student to become a skilled driver. This book stresses the importance of developing the traits and behaviors that characterize true professionals, as tractor-trailer drivers are placed in the unique position of being entrusted with expensive equipment and cargo, as well as representing the industry to the public at large. Content also includes good health and safety practices that drivers should follow for success on the job.
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.52(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Trucking, Chapter 2: Control Systems, Chapter 3: Hours of Service, Chapter 4: Vehicle Inspection, Chapter 5: Vehicle Systems, Chapter 6: Basic Control, Chapter 7: Shifting, Chapter 8: Backing, Chapter 9: Coupling and Upcoupling, Chapter 10: Visual Search, Chapter 11: Communication, Chapter 12: Space Management, Chapter 13: Speed Management, Chapter 14: Night Driving, Chapter 15: Extreme Driving Conditions, Chapter 16: Hazard Awareness, Chapter 17: Emergency Maneuvers, Chapter 18: Skid Control, Chapter 19: Accident Procedures, Chapter 20: Sliding Fifth Wheels and Tanden Axles, Chapter 21: Special Rigs, Chapter 22: Preventive Maintenance and Servicing, Chapter 23: Recognizing and Reporting Malfunctions, Chapter 24: Handling Cargo, Chapter 25: Cargo Documentation, Chapter 26: Personal Health and Safety, Chapter 27: Trip Planning, Chapter 28: Public Relations and Employer-Employee Relations, Chapter 29: CDL: Commercial Driver License, Appendix, Index