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Accident Procedures

Overview: Covers procedures and methods for handling an accident scene.

Index: What the Law Requires, Drug and Alcohol Testing, Unattended Vehicles, Accident Scene, Hazardous Material Accidents, Hazmat- Who to Call, Hazmat- When You Have to Call, Hazmat- Chemtrec, Disease- Causing Agents, Securing an Accident Scene, Flares (Fusses), Using Flares, Warning Device Placement, Injuries, On-Scene Information, Accident Reporting Kit, Remaining at the Scene, Types of Fire, Tire Fires, Cargo Fires, Fuel Fires, Electrical Fires, Fire Extinguishers, Using an Extinguishers

Air Brakes

Overview: Discusses air brakes and how they operate to stop the vehicle.

Index: Parts of Air Brake System, Air Compressor, Air Governor, Air Dryer and Alcohol Evaporators, Air Reservoirs, Air System Valves, Front Wheel Braking, Foundation Brakes, Emergency Brakes, Brake System Review, Monitoring Air-Brakes System, Pre-Trip: Air Brakes, Using Your Air Brakes, Stopping Distance, Parking Your Rig

Avoiding Fixed Objects

Overview: With the increased challenge in maneuvering a longer vehicle, fixed objects create an ongoing hazard, especially in delivery areas designed for passenger vehicles and not commercial trucks. This lesson focuses on determining fixed object hazards and techniques to use to avoid preventable collisions.

Index: Introduction, GOAL and Backing, Hazard Recognition, Considerations Before Backing, Securing Trailer Doors, Turning While Backing, Spotters, Backing into Buildings and Covered Spaces, Plan Before Backing: Familiar Stop Locations, New Stop Locations, Clearance, Trailer Tandems, Distracted Driving, Dangers of Parking, Wrap Up

Avoiding Roadside Collisions

Overview: While not common these types of collisions are normally very severe, this lesson presents how to avoid dangerous roadside collisions with proper stopping, communication to other road users, and situation awareness.

Index: Avoiding Roadside Collisions, Reduce Chances of an Emergency Stop, Reduce Risk When Stopping, Warning Devices, Triangle Placement, Special Rules (Part 392.22), Actions After Placing Warning Devices, Stopped on a Roadway, Center of the Lane, Driving in Poor Visibility, Wrap Up.

Back Injury Prevention

Overview: The types of physical challenges you'll face and how learning the proper ways to deal with moving loads can prevent back injury.
Index: Protect Your Back, Tips and Exercises, Lifting and Lowering Tasks, Pushing Tasks, Pulling Tasks, Reaching, Unloading, Driving/Sitting, Exiting the Cab, Lifting in Teams

Backing and Docking

Overview: Methods and procedures for docking and backing your truck.
Index: Steering, Pivot Point, Correcting Drifts, Planning Ahead, Backing Tips, Alley Backing, Retail Parking, Backing Guidelines, Proper Position, Back Slowly, Checking Mirrors, Pull Ups, Four Basic Maneuvers, Straight Line Backing, 45-Degree Angle, Straight Back Parking, Parallel Parking, Retail Parking, Backing Example

Basic Vehicle Controls

Overview: Lessons on basic control of the vehicle.
Index: Preparing to Start Your Engine, Starting Up Your Engine, Engine Start Checklist, Warming Up: Oil Pressure Gauge, Warming Up: Air Pressure Gauge, Warming Up: Water Temperature, Testing Trailer Hookup, Testing the Brakes, Moving Off, Using the Gears, Off-Tracking in Turns, Sideways Drag, Swept Path, Making Right-Hand Turns, Making Left-Hand Turns, Common Mistakes in Turns, Highway Curves, Bringing the Truck to a Stop, Cooling Down Your Rig

Bloodborne Pathogens

Overview: Safe handling of bloodborne pathogens in the workplace, with focus on Hepatitis B and HIV, the two diseases covered by OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.
Index: Introduction to Bloodborn Pathogens, What is a Bloodborne Pathogen, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B Vaccinations, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Protecting Yourself, Person Protection Equipment, Person Hygiene, Spill Clean-up

Box Cutting

Overview: Describes safety equipment and procedures utilized when cutting boxes. Also discusses the behaviors to avoid when working in the warehouse.
Index: Box Cutter, Box Cutting, Using the Right Tools, Proper PPE, Proper Box Cutters, Holding the Cutting Tool, Making a Cut Safely, Stabilizing the Material

Cargo Handling

Overview: Securing cargo, blocking and bracing, tie-down devices, covering cargo and tarping. Vehicle weight is addressed, Center of Gravity is explained and how it affects rollovers.
Index: Documentation, People Involved, Bill of Lading, Other Documents, Driver Responsibilities, Cargo Inspection, Regulations, Checklists, Forklifts, Other Loading Equipment, Hazardous Materials, Securing Cargo, Blocking and Bracing, Tie-down Devices, Covering and Tarping, Loaded Vehicle Weight, Weight Distribution, Trailer Weight Distribution, Transportation Charges, Surcharges and Services

Cargo Securement

Overview: Covers how to insure that cargo is secure on the vehicle.
Index: Vehicle Cargo Securement Standards, Driver and Carrier Cargo Securement, How Well Must the System Work?, What is a Securement System?, Vehicle Structure, Securing Devices, Tiedowns, Construction, Maintenance, and Use, Containing, Immobilizing, and Fully Contained Cargo, Immobilized by Structures, Immobilized or Secured on or Within, Loading Cargo Properly, Number of Tiedowns, Attached to the Cargo, Passed over the Cargo, Working Load Limit, Aggregate Working Load Limit, Inspection Requirements

CDL Basics

Overview: Introduction for new drivers of the requirements for CDL. Reviews the terms conditions and penalties for experienced drivers. Regulations and renewal requirements. And ways a driver might lose a CDL.

Communication

Overview: How to communicate your intentions to other drivers with whom you share the road.
Index: Communicating: Headlights, Communicating: Horn, Communicating: Emergency Flashers, Communicating: Warning Devices, Signaling Turns, Signal Your Intentions Continuously, Cancel Your Signal, Signaling a Lane Change, Signal When Slowing Down, Stopping : Undivided Highway, Stopping: Divided Highway, Stopping: Urban Street

Coupling Uncoupling

Overview: Connecting and disconnecting tractors and trailers.
Index: Fifth Wheel Inspection, Inspecting the Trailer, Coupling, More Coupling, Connection Test, Connections, Uncoupling, More Uncoupling

CSA Overview

This lesson provides a detailed view of the impact of CSA, how CSA functions, and how maintain a low CSA score.
Index: Introduction, What is CSA?, Safety Measurement System, Individual Driver Records and Data Access, Knowing the BASICS, Inspections, Violations, Intervention, The Consequence of Intervention, Scoring Violation Severity Weight, Violation Severity Weight, Red Flag Violations, Pre-Employement Screening, Preparing Yourself, Conclusion.

Customs Security Awareness

Overview: Discusses C-TPAT, PIP requirements. Covers the practices and procedures necessary to be in compliance with C-TPAT/PIP.
Index: C-TPAT Overview, C-TPAT -Responsibilities and Benefits, PIP-Responsibilities and Benefits, Objectives- CTPAT/PIP Program, Conveyance Inspection, Container Seal Use, Inspection and Verification of Seals, Signs of Tampering, Conveyance Security- Seals and Locks, Trailers and Cross-Border Transit, Physical Access Controls- ID Badge, Physical Access Controls- Keys, Physical Access Controls - Warehouse, Security Training and Threat Awareness, Reporting Suspicious Activities, Information Technology

Defensive Driving

Overview: Techniques of how a professional driver drives defensively by anticipating the actions of other drivers by using situation awareness.
Index: Situation Awareness, Concepts of Defensive Driving, Space Management, Space Cushion, Space Ahead, Space Below, Tailgaters, Space on Each Side, Observing Space, Speed Management, Stopping Distance, Driving Conditions, Communication, Communicating Clearly, Communicating Warnings, Visual Search

Defensive Driving - Enhanced

Overview: Defensive Driving is one of the fundamentals of driver safety. This lesson provides and demonstrates techniques for a professional driver to improve defensive driving skills and situation awareness.

Index: Introduction, Space Managment, Space in Your Environment, Speed Management, Managing Space and Speed, Eyes on Road, Scanning Your Environment, Hazard Awareness, Road Surface Hazards, Other People on the Road, Hazardous Drivers, Communications, Signaling, Defensive Driving Attitude, Wrap Up.

Defensive Driving Spanish

Overview: Techniques of how a professional driver drives defensively by anticipating the actions of other drivers by using situation awareness.
Index: Situation Awareness, Concepts of Defensive Driving, Space Management, Space Cushion, Space Ahead, Space Below, Tailgaters, Space on Each Side, Observing Space, Speed Management, Stopping Distance, Driving Conditions, Communication, Communicating Clearly, Communicating Warnings, Visual Search

Driver Disqualifications

Overview: This lesson discusses disqualifications and penalties for drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles or private automobiles in an unsafe manner.
Index: Who's Affected, Notification- Conviction, Notification- Suspension, Definitions, Disqualification's, Major Offenses- Table 1, Serious Violations- Table 2, Railroad Highway Crossing - Table 3, Out of Service Orders- Table 4, Imminent Hazard Under 30 Days, Imminent Hazard Over 30 Days, Penalties

Driver Distractions

Overview: Identifying and preventing driver distractions that cause unsafe behavior.
Index: Types of Distractions, Manual/Physical Distractions, Eating and Drinking Distractions, Your Cell Phone, Reaching, Writing and Reading, Manual Distractions, Visual Distractions, Mental Distractions, New Delivery Sites, Prevention Strategies: Mental, Dealing with other Distracted Drivers

Driver Qualifications

Overview: Discusses conditions which affect driver's operation of a CMV
Index:Background, Driver Responsibilities, Medical Examination Concept, Medical Examination Report, Who Must be Examined, Driver's Section, Testing Section, Testing Section Comments, Examiners Certification

Driver Wellness

Overview: Provides medical information so that drivers can make informed life-style choices.
Index: Introduction: Stress, What is Stress?, Stress Coping 1, Stress Coping 2, Managing Stress, Personal Stress, Stress Reduction l.ll.lll.lV, Sleep Apnea, Who Gets Sleep Apnea?, Sleep Apnea: Causes, Restoring Breathing, Sleep Apnea: Effects, Indicators, Treatment, What Can be Done", Finding Help, Healthy Lifestyle, Understanding Your Body, Blood Pressure, Measuring Blood Pressure, Risk Factors, Managing Blood Pressure, Exercise, Diet: Fats, Salt, and Carbohydrates, Eating, Alcohol, Common Alcohol Issues

Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Overview: This lesson discusses the affects of Drug and Alcohol Usage on the job and how to deal with them.
Index: Policy on Drugs and Alcohol, Drug and Alcohol Policy Summary, Violations, Key Terms, Safety Sensitive Employees, Safety Sensitive Functions, Drug and Alcohol Testing, Nonscheduled Drug/Alcohol Testing

Emergency Maneuvers

Overview: Concentrates on the actions a driver must take in when an emergency occurs to avoid an accident, injury, loss, or death.
Index: Emergency Maneuvers, Evasive Steering, Evasive Steering Procedures, Oncoming Vehicles, Stopped and Merging Vehicles, Off-Road Recovery, Emergency Braking, Brake Failure, More Brake Failure, Tire Blowouts

Emergency Response Plans

Overview: Understanding your company's Emergency Plan is critical to knowing what to do when an emergency does happen.
Index: Your Role as an Employee, Fire, Emergency First Aid, Hazardous Material Release, Natural Disasters, Bomb Threats and Terrorist Activity

Environment

Overview: Concentrates on the driver's responsibilities to the environment.
Index: Well Maintained Truck, Idling Your Rig, Alternatives to Idling, Regulating Idling, What the Driver Can Do, Maintaining Your Truck, Hazmat and the Environment, Water and Ground Pollution, Practice Questions

Fatigue - Spanish

Overview: This lesson discusses the causes, effects, and ways to combat fatigue in the professional driver.
Index: Effects and Causes of Fatigue, Warning Signs, When You're Fatigued, Circadian Rhythms and Melatonin, Food and Alertness, Sleep Apnea, Treating Sleep Apnea, Fatigue Regulations, Fatigue Review

Fatigue Management

Overview: This lesson discusses the causes, effects, and ways to combat fatigue in the professional driver.
Index: Effects and Causes of Fatigue, Warning Signs, When You're Fatigued, Circadian Rhythms and Melatonin, Food and Alertness, Sleep Apnea, Treating Sleep Apnea, Fatigue Regulations, Fatigue Review

Fifth Wheel

Overview: Covers fifth wheels and tandem axles and the way to use them to achieve proper weight distribution.
Index: Maximum Weight, Weight Distribution, National Bridge Formula, Maneuvering Your Truck, Manual Release Fifth Wheel, Air Release Fifth Wheel, Sliding Trailer and Tandem Axles

Fire Prevention

Overview: This lesson highlights important information about fire prevention and extinguisher use that should be followed to minimize the potential for fires in facilities or on your rig.
Index: What a Fire Needs, Types of Fires, Types of Fire Extinguishers, Using a Fire Extinguisher, Truck Fires, Truck Fires Cargo and Fuel Fires, Potential Hazards and Prevention, More Potential Hazards

Forklift Fundamentals

Overview: This lesson looks at the design and function of the forklift- the power plant, controls, and pre-use inspections as well as forklift characteristics; such as capacity, stability, and visibility.
Index: Being an Operator, Types of Forklifts, Car vs. Forklift, Controls and Instrumentation, Pre-Use Inspection, Battery Charging and Refueling, Pre-Use Inspection, The Load-Balance and Stability, Knowing Your Machine, Knowing Where You're Going

Forklift Operations

Overview: This lesson stresses operating conditions and special hazards. Information you need to be a better forklift operator.
Index: Operating Conditions, Surface Conditions, Loads and Stability, Loading and Unloading, Stacks, Stacking Rules, Traveling Rules, Special Conditions, Hazardous Locations, Hazardous Activities, Hazardous Environments

Forklift Propane and Battery Replacement

If you use or drive forklifts or other PITs, this lesson will guide you in safely changing propane tanks and replacing batteries.
Index: The Basics, Propane-Powered PITs, Changing Propane, Facts About Electrical Batteries, How a PIT Battery Works, Preparing for Battery Charging, PIT Battery Charging, Returning a Battery to the PIT, Cleaning a Battery

Fuel Management

Overview: Discusses how the owner/operator or fleet buyer can spec a truck for maximum fuel savings and provides practical tips on how drivers can save a significant amount of diesel fuel.
Index: Supply and Demand, Spec'ing a Truck, Engine Selection, Gear Ratio, Manual Automated Transmissions, Aerodynamics, Rolling Resistance, Idling, Using Technology to Save Fuel, Drivers Are Key, Throttle Management, Progressive Shifting, Cruise Control, Hill Climbing, Speed Limits, Exit, Top Five Driver Tips

Hazard Awareness

Overview: Covers how to recognize hazards on the road- both from other road users, and road conditions themselves.
Index: Road Conditions, Soft Road Surfaces Unstuck, Sloping Road Surfaces, Road Contours-Curvature, Road Contours-Visibility, Road Contours- Crosswinds, Other Road Users, Drivers with Obstructed Vision, Parked Vehicles, Distracted Drivers, Disabled Vehicles, Confused, Slow, and Impatient Drivers, Impaired Drivers, Sharing the Road, Obstructions and Merging Brake

Hazard Communication

Overview: Covers the precautions necessary to work safely with hazardous materials.
Index: Meeting Training Requirements, Hazard Communication Program, Product Warning Labels, MSDS, Identifying Hazardous Materials, Hazard Classes, Maintenance on Hazmat Vehicles

Hazmat Communication Rules

Overview: Learn about communicating the risks of a hazmat shipment and regulations that require shippers to put hazard-warning labels on packages and provide proper shipping papers, emergency response information, and placards for all hazmat shipments.
Index: Regulations and Agencies, Intent of the Regulations, Who's Responsible, Hazmat Communication Rules, Hazard Class Table Exercise, HMT Column 1 -Symbols, Symbols Matching Exercise, Know Your S.H.I.P, HMT Appendix A and B, Shipping Papers, The Item Description, Shipping Paper Exercise, Emergency Response Information, Hazardous Waste Manifest, Package Labels and Markings

Hazmat Driving and Parking Rules

Overview: Covers specific parking and driving rules for Hazmat. Also includes proper emergency response information, routing, emergency equipment and safety precautions.
Index: Locating Shipping Papers and Emergency Response, Verify Routing, Inspection and Emergency Equipment, Parking Rules, Safety Precautions, Railroad Crossings, Accidents and Incidents, Fires, Leaks and Spills, Emergency Procedures

Hazmat Loading and Placarding

Overview: Covers preparation, packaging, labeling, and loading of hazmat shipments with the appropriate placarding.
Index: Loading and Unloading Hazmat, Smoking, Cargo Heaters and Closed Cargo Space, Loading Explosives, Loading Radioactive Materials, Handling Mixed Hazmat Loads, Segregation Table for Hazmat, Segregation Table Practice, Placards, Which Placards to Use, Placard Table, Other Placarding Exceptions, Bulk Loads, Placarding and Marking, Loading and Unloading Cargo Tanks

Hazmat Security Awareness

Overview: Discusses Hazmat Security Plans as required by Part 172.800.
Index: Security Risk, Recognize and Respond, Transportation Security, Hazmat Security Practice Exercise, Hazmat Security Plan Overview, Security Plan Details

Hours of Service

Overview: Discusses HOS regulations. covers the hours a driver is allowed to drive and work each shift; mandatory off duty times between shifts; preparation and filing of logs and compliance with regulations. (with or without sleeper berths)
Index: Over the Road, Duty Time, Time Definitions, Drive Time vs On-Duty, Carrier Operations, Maximum Hours Exceptions, Sleeper Berth Exceptions, Split Sleeper Berth Time, Fatigue, Out of Service, Record of Duty, Penalties

Hours of Service - No Sleeper

Overview: Discusses HOS regulations. covers the hours a driver is allowed to drive and work each shift; mandatory off duty times between shifts; preparation and filing of logs and compliance with regulations. (with or without sleeper berths)
Index: Over the Road, Duty Time, Time Definitions, Drive Time vs On-Duty, Carrier Operations, Maximum Hours Exceptions, Sleeper Berth Exceptions, Split Sleeper Berth Time, Fatigue, Out of Service, Record of Duty, Penalties

Lane Changes and Intersections

Overview: Covers the challenges and methods for safely changing lanes, merging with traffic, and negotiating intersections.
Index: Intentional Lane Changes, Freeway Merging, Lane Ending, Unintentional Lane Changes, Use Your Mirrors, Minimize Blind Spots, Communicate Intentions, Speed and Space Management, Intersection Safety, Minimize the Risk, Turning at Intersections, Right and Left Turns, Other Drivers

Lift Gate Safety

Overview: Shows some important ways to protect yourself, the people around you, and your environment as you use your lift gates in your delivery jobs.
Index: The Benefits of Lift Gates, Types of Lift Gates, General Rules for Using Lift Gates, Pre-Use Inspections, Loading and Unloading Guidelines, General Safety Guidelines, Lift Gate Hazards, Handling Malfunctions

Lockout Tagout

Overview: How to deal with equipment, energy sources, as well as the typical lockout/tagout policies.
Index: What is Lockout?, What is Tagout?, Hazardous Energy Sources, Your Responsibilities, Driver Responsibilities

Log Books

Overview: Introduction to Record of Duty status. Duty time vs. Driving time. Information to put on the form and completing log entries as well as how to record duty status.
Index: Over the Road, Duty Status, Information Fields, The Graph Grid, Filing and Retention, Multiple Carriers, Log Entries, Recording Duty Status, Fatigue, Exercises 1,2,3, Recaps

Longer Combination Vehicles

Introduction to longer combination vehicles.

Malfunctions

Overview: How to diagnose, detect, communicate and document vehicle malfunctions.
Index: Using Your Senses, Early Detection, Responsibilities, Communicating the Malfunction, Reporting Requirements, Emergency Starting Procedures, Starting a Truck with Air Starters

Mounting and Dismounting

Overview: Proper techniques and procedures for entering and exiting your vehicle. Focuses on the 3-point rule and common mistakes that result in injuries.
Index: The Three Point Rule, Entering the Cab, Exiting the Cab, Safety Tips, Injuries, Detecting a Bad Dismount, Indicators of a Bad Dismount, Mounting/Dismounting Exercise, Weather and Ground Conditions

Night Driving

Overview: This lesson covers; night pre-trip, combating fatigue and drowsiness, and dealing safely with other drivers on the road.
Index: Tractor Lights, Trailer Lights and Reflectors, Lighting Devices and Reflectors, Fatigue and Drowsiness Ahead, Vision at Night, Maximizing Skills

Pallet Jacks

Overview: Ways to handle a pallet jack safely so that you, your team, and your environment are safe.
Index: Pre-Operation Check Out, Safe Lift Equipment Operations, Pallet Jack Operations, Load Operations, Trailer Loading Operations, Battery Care and Changing

Personal Protective Equipment

Overview: PPE and ways to use it effectively to promote safety and prevent on the job injuries.
Index: Benefits and Limitations, Your Responsibilities, Noise Exposure, PPE for Drivers

Pre-Trip Inspections - Enhanced

Overview: Covers the basic pre-trip inspection and post-trip procedures, including completing the Vehicle Condition Report (VCR), has interactive exercises on proper pre-trip inspection including CSA scoring criteria.

Index: The Purpose of Pre-Trip, Proper Pre-Trip Inspection, Walk- Around Inspection, Tires and Tanks, Under the Hood, Emergency Equipment, Catwalk Area, Lights, Inside the Cab, Inside Cab: Engine On, Brakes, Enroute Inspection, Post Trip Inspection, Vehicle Condition Report

Preventative Maintenance

Overview: Discusses the meaning and importance of preventive maintenance and how it can help avoid costly breakdowns.
Index: Preventive Maintenance, Costs, Operating Costs, Driver VCR, Equipment, Inspection and Use, Routine Servicing, Checking Fluids, Checking Air

Rear End Collision Avoidance

In this lesson you?ll learn to recognize the cause of and how to avoid costly and deadly rear end collisions.
Index: Determining Following Distance, Calculating Stopping Time, Following Distance, Following Distance Exercise, Measuring Following Distance, Reaction Time, Maintaining Following Distance, Cruise Control, Limited Visibility, Visibility Exercise, Intersection Safety, Passing Other Vehicles, Other Vehicles, Slow Speed Collisions, Focus and Fatigue

Road Rage

Overview: Covers the behaviors, causes and methods of preventing and dealing with road rage.
Index: Definition of Road Rage, Penalties, Causes of Road Rage, How Professional Drivers are Affected, Behaviors to Avoid, Adjusting Your Attitude

Rollover Prevention

Overview: Covers the causes of rollovers, most common conditions that make a rollover likely, and how to prevent a rollover.
Index: Types of Rollovers, Factors in a Rollover, Center of Gravity, Centrifugal Force, Condition of Your Truck, Load Shifting, The Road, Mountain Roads, Decreasing Radius Curves, Problem Exit Ramps, The Road- Review, Weather, Fatigue, Hours of Service, Inexperience with High CG Loads, Drifting Off-Road and Counter-steering, Sharp Ramps and Curves, Speed Adaptation, Tip-Overs

Safe Lifting Driver

Overview: Driver health is a crucial component in a long trucking career. This lesson provides techniques and safety warnings to avoid debilitating lifting and physical stress injuries.
Index: Introduction, Five Steps to Lifting Safely, Clearing the Path, Sizing up the Load, Make the LIft, Set it Down, Getting Help, Safe Lifting Tips, Unloading your Trailer, Cranking the Landing Gear, Uncoupling a Trailer, Sliding Trailer Tandems, Securing Cargo with Tie Down Bars, Wrap Up.

Security Awareness

Overview: Covers the importance of and ways to be aware of security while on the road or in the work facility,
Index: General Security Practices, Reporting Security Incidences, Security While Driving, Security While Stopped, Vehicle and Yard Security, Distribution Center Security "Don'ts", Distribution Center Security "Do's"

Skid Control

Overview: Discusses the factors that can cause a skid and the types of skids that commonly occur, and how to avoid or recover from skids.
Index: Vehicle Control, Traction, Wheel Load and Force of Motion, Preventing Skids, Trailer Jackknife, Tractor Jackknife, Front Wheel Skids, All Wheel Skids, Anti-Lock Brakes

Sleep Apnea

Overview: Provides information and knowledge about Sleep Apnea and what effect and impact Apnea has on a professional driver.
Index: Basic Facts About Apnea, Closer Look at Apnea, Who is Affected, Truck Drivers and Sleep Apnea, Treating Sleep Apnea, The Sleep Study, Returning to Your DOT Physician

Space Management

Overview: Discusses the space around your tractor in all directions. Special attention to tailgaters, and measuring and maintaining the appropriate following distance between tractor and vehicles on the road.
Index: Space Cushion, Time Cushion, Adjusting Space and Time, Cushion in Front, Correct Space and Time, Length of Truck, Measuring Space and Time, Space Behind, Changing Lanes, Tailgaters, Space Along Side, Off-Tracking, Right Turns, Left Turns, Crossing Intersections, Space Above, Overpasses and Bridges, Space Below, Road Surface

Speed Management

Overview: Deals with stopping distances and the conditions that affect a driver's ability to stop.
Index: Speeding, Adjusting Speed to the Conditions, Total Stopping Distance, Traction, Changing Road Surface Conditions, Road Surface Speed Chart, Slippery Roads, Driving Through Curves, Taking a Curve Too Fast, Speed Management on Hills, Posted Speed Limits

Spill Response

Overview: The DOT requires that companies and drivers do everything they can to prevent the spilling or leaking of hazardous material onto highways of surrounding land.
Index: Spill Kits, Procedures, Safety Precautions, Service Island Operations

Summer and Mountain Driving

Overview: Covers driving in difficult environments, towing procedures and responsibilities, hot weather and desert driving, mountain driving (including slack adjusters),speed retarders, and escape ramps.
Index: Road Shoulders, Getting Unstuck, Supervising a Tow, Getting Stranded, Tires for the Desert, Under the Hood for the Desert, Desert Road Hazards, Mountain Driving, Pre-Trip for Mountain Driving, Upgrades, Downgrades, Auxiliary Brakes and Speed Retarders, Engine Brake, Exhaust Brake, Hydraulic Brake, Electric Brake, Runaway Ramps, Types of Runaway Ramps

Tanker PPE

Overview: Covers the Personal Protective Equipment necessary for driving, loading, and unloading of tankers.
Index: Benefits and Limitations of PPE, Your Responsibilities with PPE, Entering the Yard, Chemical Protective Suits, Unloading/Loading, Inspecting and Maintaining PPE

Tanker Pre-Trip

Overview: Covers the Pre-trip, Post-trip, and Enroute Inspection Procedures specific to tankers.
Index: The Approach, Driver Side Cab, Front of Vehicle, Passenger Side Cab, Catwalk Area, Passenger Side Trailer, Ladder and Trailer Top, Rear of the Trailer, Driver Side Trailer, Front of Trailer, Rear of Cab, Enroute Inspections, Post-Trip Inspections

Tanker Rollovers

Overview: Causes of tanker rollovers and safety techniques and tips to avoid preventable accidents.
Index: Types of Rollovers, Factors in a Rollover, Center of Gravity, Condition of Your Truck, The Road, Mountain Roads, Decreasing Radius Curves, Problem Exit Ramps, The Road- Review, Weather Conditions, Driver Fatigue, Hours of Service, Inexperience with High CG Loads, Drifting Off-Road and Counter-Steering, Sharp Ramps and Curves, Speed Adaptation, Tip-Overs

Trip Planning

Overview: Covers topics needed for successful trip planning including taxes, state restrictions, and record keeping. Also covers map reading and time calculations necessary to plan a safe and viable long haul trip.
Index: Who Does the Trip Planning, Know Your Run, Long Distance Transport, Choosing Your Route, Prepare for the Unexpected, Map Reading, Calculating Time and Fuel, Fuel Consumption, Keeping Records, On Board Recorders, Personal Needs, Posted Speed Limits, Fuel Use Tax, Length and Weight Taxes, State Restrictions on Length and Weight, Special Permit Hauling, Hazardous Material, Road Side Enforcement.

Visual Search

Overview: Discusses using visual senses to improve safety, proper use and adjustment of mirrors, eye lead time with scan and search techniques, and visual search at intersections and blind spots.
Index: Mirrors, Fender Mirrors, Mirror Adjustment, Mirror Adjustment-Driver Side, Mirror Adjustment- Right Side, Distance Reference Points, Visual Lead Time-City Streets, Visual Lead Time-Rural Roads, Intersections, Intersections-Blind Spots, Lane Changes, Turning Corners

Whistle Blower Protection

Overview: Discusses Whistleblower Protection as required by FMCSA, and how it works.
Index: Definitions, What to Report, Refusal to Work, Steps to Take, Am I Protected?, How to File

Winter Driving

Overview: Covers cold weather driving pre-trip inspections, using the inter-axle differential lock for traction, planning ahead for emergencies, chaining and chaining laws.
Index: Bad Habit Checkup, Pre-Trip, Lights and Reflectors, Air Brakes, Handrails and Toe-Holds, Exhaust System, Air Brake Lines, Fifth Wheel, Fuel Tanks, Tire and Fluid Levels, Personal Survival Gear, Using Tire Chains*, Types of Chains*, Inspecting Your Tire Chains, Installing Chains Safely, Checking Tire Chains, When to Use Chains, Cold Weather Starting, Pre-heater Assisted Starting, Engines that Don't Start, Driving Safely in Winter, Reduced Visibility, Reduced Traction, Power Divider, Poor Road Traction, Other Factors in Poor Traction, Detecting Black Ice, Dealing with Skids, Braking and Turning in Poor Traction

Winter Driving - No Chains

Overview: Covers cold weather driving pre-trip inspections, using the inter-axle differential lock for traction, planning ahead for emergencies, chaining and chaining laws.
Index: Bad Habit Checkup, Pre-Trip, Lights and Reflectors, Air Brakes, Handrails and Toe-Holds, Exhaust System, Air Brake Lines, Fifth Wheel, Fuel Tanks, Tire and Fluid Levels, Personal Survival Gear, Using Tire Chains*, Types of Chains*, Inspecting Your Tire Chains, Installing Chains Safely, Checking Tire Chains, When to Use Chains, Cold Weather Starting, Pre-heater Assisted Starting, Engines that Don't Start, Driving Safely in Winter, Reduced Visibility, Reduced Traction, Power Divider, Poor Road Traction, Other Factors in Poor Traction, Detecting Black Ice, Dealing with Skids, Braking and Turning in Poor Traction

Workplace Awareness

Overview: Navigating warehouse settings with emphasis on awareness of surroundings. Including awareness of equipment moving around a warehouse, such as forklifts, tuggers, etc.
Index: Accidents, Slips and Trips, Trips, Hazard Awareness, Weather Conditions, Walk and Talk, Keep Your Eyes Moving, Pedestrians