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Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Training 4th Edition

Alice Adams | PTDI

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Overview

Teach from the resource that the pros trust -- Delmar’s TRACTOR-TRAILER TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING, 4TH EDITION. Delmar is the only official education partner of the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI). Students gain insights to excel in truck driving. A broad approach addresses all of North America with content that is relevant to all drivers, whether they drive within or beyond the borders of the United States. Detailed coverage explains CSA 2010 and references the latest tractor-trailer and driving technologies. Stories from truck drivers and industry leaders illustrate how truck driving shape lives and careers. This valuable resource instills a complete, timely foundation that helps drivers in any stage of their career development.

Alice Adams,

Alice Adams is an educator and a veteran transportation writer for various national trade publications, as well as for the Houston Chronicle. 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.

PTDI,

Since its inception in 1986, Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) has become the nation’s foremost advocate of standards and professionalism for entry-level truck driver training. The purpose of PTDI is to advance commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver training, proficiency, safety, and professionalism by promoting high-quality truck driver training courses and by verifying and publicly attesting to their quality.
  • End-of-chapter and Appendix resources include relevant websites, industry-acknowledged reference materials, and trucking association contact information that provide users with the tools to access information outside the confines of the book.
  • For Instructors: Enhanced Instructor Resource including chapter-by-chapter instructor guides, instructor slide files to support the content, a video library, an image library, and a test generator is free with any adoption.
  • For Instructors: Content meets the latest PTDI curriculum standards to aid in securing or maintaining PTDI program certification.
  • New chapter detailing CSA 2010 and the updated use of technology throughout the industry keep users up to date.
  • Content includes information on the latest Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations and standards.
  • Robust illustrations and photographs clarify important topics and help users to visualize the material presented.
  • Engaging, straightforward writing style captures attention and makes content easy to understand for users of all backgrounds and levels.

Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Training

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface.
1. An Introduction to Trucking.
2. The Commercial Driver's License.
3. Control Systems.
4. Vehicle Systems.
5. Transportation Technology.
6. Vehicle Inspections.
7. Basic Control.
8. Shifting.
9. Backing and Docking.
10. Coupling and Uncoupling.
11. Sliding Fifth Wheels and Tandem Axles.
12. Preventive Maintenance and Servicing.
13. Recognizing and Reporting Malfunctions.
14. Communication.
15. Visual Search.
16. Space Management.
17. Speed Management.
18. Night Driving.
19. Extreme Driving Conditions.
20. Skid Control.
21. Hazard Awareness.
22. Railroad Crossings.
23. Emergency Maneuvers.
24. Accident Procedures.
25. Handling Cargo.
26. Cargo Documentation.
27. Special Rigs.
28. Hours of Service.
29. Trip Planning.
30. Transportation Security.
31. Driving International Routes.
32. Hazardous Materials.
33. Public Relations and Job Search.
34. Driver Health, Safety and Security.
35. Whistleblower Protections for Professional Drivers.
36. CSA 2010.
Appendix A: Troubleshooting Guide.
Appendix B: Website/Reference list.
Appendix C: Trucking Association Listing.
Appendix D: Glossary.
Appendix E: Index.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's eResource

ISBN: 9781111037444
Tractor-Trailer Driver Training, Fourth Edition's e-resource contains an Instructor's Guide (including answer keys to all questions in the book, lesson plans, and tips for delivering course chapters), computerized test-bank questions for each chapter, digitized video clips, an image library including all images from the book, and instructor slides to be used in conjunction with each chapter of Tractor-Trailer Driver Training, Fourth Edition. This e-resource is free with an adoption of Tractor-Trailer Driver Training, Fourth Edition.