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Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook-Workbook

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Publisher Comments:

A severe shortage of trained tractor-trailer drivers faces the trucking industry and the nation. Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook, 2nd edition and its ancillaries can help solve this problem by providing a comprehensive and turnkey curriculum for tractor-trailer driver training. Written in an easy-to-read, straightforward style, the new edition delivers not only the technical content drivers need 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 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. Good health and safety practices that drivers should follow for success on the job are also covered.

About the Author

Alice Adams is an educator and veteran transportation writer for the Houston Chronicle and national transportation trade publications. After serving in academic positions at Odessa College (TX), Houston Community College, and the University of St. Thomas, she has authored several transportation industry books, including texts used in public, private, and proprietary professional driving schools. Her other books include: A Survival Guide for Truck Drivers, Pass the CDL, User's Guide to Rules and Regulations, and Trucking Guide to Border Crossing. In addition, Adams has been named Who's Who in International Writers, Outstanding Young Professional Women, and Top Professional Women in Texas. The personal experience she shares and her impressive knowledge of the trucking industry combine to make this book an excellent resource.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Trucking. Control Systems. Hours of Service. Vehicle Inspection. Vehicle Systems. Basic Control. Shifting. Backing. Coupling and Uncoupling. Visual Search. Communication. Space Management. Speed Management. Night Driving. Extreme Driving Conditions. Hazard Awareness. Emergency Maneuvers. Skid Control. Passive Railroad Crossings. Accident Procedures. Sliding Fifth Wheels and Tandem Axles. Special Rigs. Preventive Maintenance and Servicing. Recognizing and Reporting Malfunction. Handling Cargo. Cargo Documentation. Personal Health and Safety. Trip Planning. Public and Employer/Employee Rel. CDL: Commercial Driver Licence. Appendix A-Troubleshooting.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892625000
Manufactured:
Career Publishing
Publisher:
PTDI/Delmar
Author:
Career Publishing
Author:
Adams, Alice
Location:
Elk Grove, Calif. :
Subject:
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Workbooks
Subject:
Automotive - Trucks
Subject:
Truck driving
Subject:
Counseling -- Vocational guidance.
Subject:
Truck driving -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Careers
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19991104
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
11.00x8.52x1.30 in. 1.00 lbs.

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