Higher Education

Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV) Regulations Training, 1st Edition

  • Dave Daniels
  • ISBN-10: 1418005789  |  ISBN-13: 9781418005788
  • 256 Pages
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $28.75



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.

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Features and Benefits

  • unique coverage specific to longer commercial vehicles is written by someone IN the industry FOR the industry
  • simple, clear-cut explanations of the FMCSA rules promote understanding and retention
  • exceptional graphics visually communicate the systems, parts, and procedures being discussed
  • answers to review questions provide immediate feedback so that readers can assess their knowledge
  • information is supplied on related resources for those interested in expanding their knowledge and capabilities
  • product supported by the Professional Truck Drivers Institute, and it presents the "must know" information new drivers need to successfully achieve the required certification
  • question review at the end of the book allows users to test their knowledge, and a certificate template is provided for easy record creation once a passing grade is earned

Table of Contents

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 B:
Appendix C to Part 658 – Trucks Over 80,000 Pounds on the Interstate System and Trucks Over STAA Lengths on the National Network

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dave Daniels

Dave Daniels has been involved with Quality Management, Risk Management, Customer Service, Claims and Training for two of the industy's leading carriers for over 25 years. He has also served as a consultant to several prominent agents in the moving and storage business, and has recently accepted the position of Executive Director for the Claims Prevention & Procedure Council. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Dave lives with his wife Debbie in Newburgh, Indiana.