Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Training

ISBN-10: 1111036489
ISBN-13: 9781111036485
Edition: 4th 2013
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Description: When you want to learn from the resource even the pros trust, look no further than TRACTOR-TRAILER DRIVER TRAINING, 4TH EDITION. The only learning product endorsed by the Professional Truck Drivers Institute (PTDI), the book contains must-have  More...

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List price: $40.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 6/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.982

When you want to learn from the resource even the pros trust, look no further than TRACTOR-TRAILER DRIVER TRAINING, 4TH EDITION. The only learning product endorsed by the Professional Truck Drivers Institute (PTDI), the book contains must-have features to ensure you are armed with the information needed to excel in your career as a truck driver. The all-new fourth edition incorporates both customer and industry feedback to bring enhancements that truly capture the learning needs of the industry. One key improvement: the book's approach has been broadened to include all of North America, in an effort to provide accurate, effective content that is relevant to all drivers, whether they drive within or beyond the border of the United States. Additional updates include a detailed chapter devoted to CSA 2010, references to the latest tractor-trailer and driving technologies, as well as "day in the life" features that highlight real-life stories written by truck drivers and industry leaders that illustrate how truck driving experiences can shape both lives and careers. The end result is a valuable resource that will instill an up-to-date, comprehensive foundational knowledge that will help you in any stage of your career.

Alice Adams was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1926 and grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After graduating from Radcliffe College, she married and had a son in 1951. Adams later recalled her late 20s and early 30s as the worst years of her life. After divorcing her husband in 1958, she worked at secretarial and clerical jobs to support herself and her son. Adams published her first work of fiction when she was about thirty, and was more than forty-years-old by the time she began making a living solely as a writer. In 1982, in recognition of the twelfth consecutive appearance of her work in "Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards," Adams won a special award for continuing achievement. The only other previous winners were Joyce Carol Oates and John Updike. A New York Times best-selling author, many of Adams's books, among them A Southern Exposure and Almost Perfect, focus on love and on women struggling to find their place in the world. Other works of Adams include the novels Medicine Men, a story that explores the relationship between doctors and their patients, and Superior Women, a compelling tale of five women who come of age during World War II. Now a San Francisco resident, Adams's work has been compared for Southern flavor to that of Flannery O'Connor and for sophistication to F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Preface
An Introduction to Trucking
The Commercial Driver's License
Control Systems
Vehicle Systems
Transportation Technology
Vehicle Inspections
Basic Control
Shifting
Backing and Docking
Coupling and Uncoupling
Sliding Fifth Wheels and Tandem Axles
Preventive Maintenance and Servicing
Recognizing and Reporting Malfunctions
Communication
Visual Search
Space Management
Speed Management
Night Driving
Extreme Driving Conditions
Skid Control
Hazard Awareness
Railroad Crossings
Emergency Maneuvers
Accident Procedures
Handling Cargo
Cargo Documentation
Special Rigs
Hours of Service
Trip Planning
Transportation Security
Driving International Routes
Hazardous Materials
Public Relations and Job Search
Driver Health, Safety and Security
Whistleblower Protections for Professional Drivers
CSA 2010
Troubleshooting Guide
Website/Reference list
Trucking Association Listing
Glossary
Index

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