Higher Education

Trucking Rules and Regulations: Reference Guide to Transportation, 1st Edition

  • Alice Adams
  • ISBN-10: 1401835465  |  ISBN-13: 9781401835460
  • 160 Pages
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $17.25

About

Overview

This handbook of transportation industry rules and regulations will arm professional drivers with the knowledge they need to avoid penalties and infractions when driving coast-to-coast and state-to-state. Trucking Rules and Regulations: A Reference Guide to Transportation teaches variations in interstate laws for the education and preparation of drivers for over-the-road duty. It is written in a user-friendly style that provides explanations for many of the issues and terms relative and specific to local, state, and federal traffic policies in each of the 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska. Coverage has been compiled from numerous sources and includes regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association, making this book an essential reference for carriers and interstate truckers alike.

Features and Benefits

  • content provides drivers with information that can prevent them from being stopped and fined, thereby removing many of the �surprises� that might otherwise be encountered when driving from state to state
  • detailed coverage addresses where laws vary just enough from state to state to make it dangerous for drivers not to be aware of the subtle differences
  • helpful listings of information to maintain individual and load safety and security are provided, including changes in HAZMAT and other critical Federal and state rulings for carriers
  • provides safety managers meaningful information for periodic safety meetings

Table of Contents

Introduction.
New hours of service rules from FMSCA.
New rulings - load securement.
New rulings - load securement.
New rulings- security.
New rulings - hazmat.
New rulings - rail crossings.
State Rules - alcohol.
State Rules - speed limits.
State Rules - firearms.
State Rules - weights, heights, and lengths.
State rules - chain laws, bad weather driving.
State Rules - permitting, special routing.
State Rules - miscellaneous rulings truckers hould know.
Appendices.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

A Survival Guide for Truck Drivers: Tips From the Trenches  (ISBN-10: 1401810624 | ISBN-13: 9781401810627)

An employer’s cost to replace a driver ranges from $5,000 to $8,000. Turnover can be prevented and retention increased by developing a driver with the life skills necessary to be successful in their daily working lives. A Survival Guide for Truck Drivers is the only book written for students or experienced drivers that offers, in a straightforward and nonpatronizing style, the practical tips for making life on the road more stress-free and comfortable – both for the driver and his or her family. Until now, drivers usually entered the transportation industry armed with a Commercial Drivers License and perhaps stories and information from friends and family. This new guide not only provides valuable information and invaluable insights into the life of a professional driver, but also offers resources and encouragement for those who keep North America’s commerce moving down the highway. Topics range from Money Management and Professional Improvement to Staying Healthy and Dealing With Stress – presenting advice to make the driver’s life better and happier. This lifestyle guide has a universal application that will appeal to student drivers, company drivers, owner-operators, and also the drivers’ families. A driving school graduate’s chance of landing a good job partly depends on his or her possession of life skills. Good retention tools are needed for the experienced but problem driver. A Survival Guide for Truck Drivers is the one solution for successful drivers.

List Price = $25.95  | CengageBrain Price = $25.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $19.25

Student Supplements

A Survival Guide for Truck Drivers: Tips From the Trenches  (ISBN-10: 1401810624 | ISBN-13: 9781401810627)

An employer’s cost to replace a driver ranges from $5,000 to $8,000. Turnover can be prevented and retention increased by developing a driver with the life skills necessary to be successful in their daily working lives. A Survival Guide for Truck Drivers is the only book written for students or experienced drivers that offers, in a straightforward and nonpatronizing style, the practical tips for making life on the road more stress-free and comfortable – both for the driver and his or her family. Until now, drivers usually entered the transportation industry armed with a Commercial Drivers License and perhaps stories and information from friends and family. This new guide not only provides valuable information and invaluable insights into the life of a professional driver, but also offers resources and encouragement for those who keep North America’s commerce moving down the highway. Topics range from Money Management and Professional Improvement to Staying Healthy and Dealing With Stress – presenting advice to make the driver’s life better and happier. This lifestyle guide has a universal application that will appeal to student drivers, company drivers, owner-operators, and also the drivers’ families. A driving school graduate’s chance of landing a good job partly depends on his or her possession of life skills. Good retention tools are needed for the experienced but problem driver. A Survival Guide for Truck Drivers is the one solution for successful drivers.

List Price = $25.95  | CengageBrain Price = $25.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $19.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Alice Adams

Alice Adams is an educator and veteran transportation writer for various national transportation 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.