Developed as a down-to-earth instructional guide, this manual clearly communicates the essential information and distinct operating characteristics concerning longer commercial vehicles and the rules and training requirements necessary for truck drivers, fleet managers, and those responsible for their training. Coverage details the requirements issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in regulation 49CFR parts 380 and 391 in a straightforward, non-technical manner. Topics include basic and advanced operations, double and triple combination units, non-driving activities, safe operating practices, and more. This book serves as both a training guide and handy reference for drivers, managers, dispatchers, maintenance personnel, and trainers alike.
Chapter One: The Role of Long Combination Vehicles in Trucking
Chapter Two: Basic Operations
Chapter Three: Safe Operating Practices
Chapter Four:Advanced Operations
Chapter Five: Non Driving Activities, Quiz
Appendix A: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulation 49CFR Parts 380 & 391
Appendix C to Part 658 – Trucks Over 80,000 Pounds on the Interstate System and Trucks Over STAA Lengths on the National Network