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Trucking Tractor-Trailer Dirver

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ISBN-10: 1401809189

ISBN-13: 9781401809188

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Workbook)

Authors: Professional Truck Driver Institute of America Staff, Alice Adams

List price: $49.95
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A severe shortage of trained tractor-trailer drivers faces the trucking industry and the nation. Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook, 2nd edition and its ancillaries can help solve this problem by providing a comprehensive and turnkey curriculum for tractor-trailer driver training. Written in an easy-to-read, straightforward style, the new edition delivers not only the technical content drivers need to know but also teaches the procedures that, with practice, will enable the student to become a skilled driver. This book stresses the importance of developing the traits and behaviors that characterize true professionals, as tractor-trailer drivers are placed in the unique…    
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/19/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

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…    

An Introduction to Trucking. Control Systems. Hours of Service. Vehicle Inspection. Vehicle Systems. Basic Control. Shifting. Backing. Coupling and Uncoupling. Visual Search. Communication. Space Management. Speed Management. Night Driving. Extreme Driving Conditions. Hazard Awareness. Emergency Maneuvers. Skid Control. Passive Railroad Crossings. Accident Procedures. Sliding Fifth Wheels & Tandem Axles. Special Rigs. Preventive Maintenance & Servicing. Recognizing & Reporting Malfunction. Handling Cargo. Cargo Documentation. Personal Health and Safety. Trip Planning. Public & Employer/Employee Rel. CDL: Commercial Driver Licence. Appendix A-Troubleshooting.