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Overview

The Straight Truck Driver Handbook/Workbook and ancillaries provide a comprehensive, turn-key curriculum for preparing younger students for a career in the trucking industry. Trucks are the major mode of transporting goods in a constantly growing US economy and as a result, there is an ever-growing shortage of qualified truck drivers. On any given day of the week, the 1.4 million truck fleets in the US suffer from a shortage of 300,000 drivers and these companies are anxious to find good, qualified drivers to deliver their goods. This book not only prepares new drivers to fulfill these positions successfully, but the book and its ancillaries represent the first such curriculum of its nature offered in the US and Canada.

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.
  • Exceptional graphics to illustrate complex ideas and to make learning easy
  • Learning exercises help to increase student's understanding
An Introduction to Trucking. Understanding The Vehicle Controls. Hours of Service. Inspecting Your Truck. Understanding Your Vehicle Systems. Controlling Your Truck. Changing Gears. Backing Safely. Awarenes of Your Surroundings. Communicating with Others. Managing the Space Around the Truck. Managing the Truck''s Speed. Driving at Night. Driving in Very Bad Conditions. Awareness of Hazards. What to do in an Emergency. Controlling and Recovering from Skids. What to do if there is an Accident. Special Vehicles. Communications and On-Board Recording Systems. Preventive Maintenance and Servicing. Recognizing and Reporting Malfunctions. Handling Cargo Safely. Cargo Documentation. Keeping Yourself Healthy and Safe. Trip Planning. Getting Along with the Public and Your Employer. The Commerical Driver License (CDL).

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  • ISBN-10: 0892625031
  • ISBN-13: 9780892625031
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $18.75
  • RETAIL $24.95

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

Straight Truck Driver Handbook/Workbook

ISBN: 9780892625031
The Straight Truck Driver Handbook/Workbook and ancillaries provide a comprehensive, turn-key curriculum for preparing younger students for a career in the trucking industry. Trucks are the major mode of transporting goods in a constantly growing US economy and as a result, there is an ever-growing shortage of qualified truck drivers. On any given day of the week, the 1.4 million truck fleets in the US suffer from a shortage of 300,000 drivers and these companies are anxious to find good, qualified drivers to deliver their goods. This book not only prepares new drivers to fulfill these positions successfully, but the book and its ancillaries represent the first such curriculum of its nature offered in the US and Canada.

FOR STUDENTS

Straight Truck Driver Handbook/Workbook

ISBN: 9780892625031
The Straight Truck Driver Handbook/Workbook and ancillaries provide a comprehensive, turn-key curriculum for preparing younger students for a career in the trucking industry. Trucks are the major mode of transporting goods in a constantly growing US economy and as a result, there is an ever-growing shortage of qualified truck drivers. On any given day of the week, the 1.4 million truck fleets in the US suffer from a shortage of 300,000 drivers and these companies are anxious to find good, qualified drivers to deliver their goods. This book not only prepares new drivers to fulfill these positions successfully, but the book and its ancillaries represent the first such curriculum of its nature offered in the US and Canada. Trainer Supplements available for this title include: Instructor's Manual Transparency Overhead Masters Call 800-998-7498 x 2673 for details