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Driver Training: Truck Driver Instructor Development Course

The instructor development course includes the following topics:

Techniques of Instruction

Techniques of Instruction covers different techniques including the qualities of a competent instructor, the learning process, methods of teaching, development of efficient teaching habits, demonstration teaching, the use of instruction material and training aids, course preparation, lesson plans and the duration and frequency of lessons, testing and evaluation

Personality Factors

This section covers personality factors affecting the driver and pedestrian including: natural abilities; senses; mind and nerves; bones and muscles; knowledge of vehicle, road, traffic, and self; attitudes and emotions; reaction time; and reactions to alcohol, carbon monoxide, over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, illegal drugs, heart ailments, epilepsy, diabetes, insanity, exhaustion, tension, and monotony.

State Laws

This section covers your State's laws. You can find theses in your Motor Vehicle book relating to the operation of commercial motor vehicles including: driver's license, vehicle registration, certificate of title, operation of vehicles, uniform act, miscellaneous offenses, and safety responsibility.

Driving Procedures

This section covers driving procedures including: handling--city, rural, night, mountain, and freeway driving; fog, rain, sandstorms, and other hazardous weather conditions; road hazards and recovery procedures for slick roads; blowout hazards and running off the road; traffic signs, markings, and signals; use of rearview mirrors; vehicle braking and stopping distances; following distances; right-of-way, when and how to yield it; vehicle acceleration and deceleration; yielding right-of-way to emergency vehicles; driver signals; proper passing procedures; procedures and problems for passing on two and three-lane roadways; and super-size motorized equipment.

Student Driver Training Toolbox

This course is included in the Student Driver Training Toolbox. What is the Student Driver Training Toolbox? A box of tools to run your training program your way, with maximum efficiency. You can now track every aspect of student training electronically. Who can benefit from this system? Truck driving schools, delivery companies, bus lines, carriers, municipalities...any company that trains drivers.

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Trucking Companies should use the service that we built for them:

Safety as a Service, online driver training and recruiting. Same courses-different tools.

Physical Forces

This section covers the forces affecting the motor vehicle in motion including: forces of gravity; friction; acceleration, mass, and force; inertia and centrifugal force; kinetic energy and momentum; kinetic energy and braking; and horsepower and acceleration.

Highway Characteristics

This section covers highway characteristics including: primary, secondary, expressway, freeway, farm or ranch road, two-way two-lane, two-way three-lane, two-way multilane, two-way multilane divided, one-way multilane, parking, and traffic controls. Traffic control topics consist of the following:

(A) sign topics including shape, color, location and importance;

(B) traffic marking topics including center and lane lines, no passing zone, transition markings, turn lane marking, stop lines, crosswalk lines, etc.; and

(C) signal topics including classification, location, type, timing.

Specialized Training

This shall cover specialized training regarding the following: students with physical, mental, or emotional handicaps; illiterate students; non-English-speaking students; and habitual violators and problem drivers.

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Lesson: Adult Learners

Half of truck driver deaths are caused by rollovers. Cargo piled high increases the center of gravity. Fully loaded trucks are 10 times more likely to roll over. To help prevent a rollover: Keep cargo close to the ground and center the load. Rollovers happen when you turn too fast. Drive slow: around corners and on on- and off-ramps. Avoid quick lane changes.

Train The Trainer

Techniques of instruction covers different techniques including the qualities of a competent instructor, the learning process, methods of teaching, development of efficient teaching habits, demonstration teaching, the use of instruction material and training aids, course preparation, lesson plans and the duration and frequency of lessons, testing and evaluation

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RULE: Behind-the-Wheel Instruction

A school providing behind-the-wheel instruction shall ensure that the instruction includes:

(1) actual driving practice while the motor vehicle is in motion;

(2) no more than four persons, excluding the instructor, occupying any motor vehicle during the behind-the-wheel instruction;

(3) Notice in all contracts and advertisements of behind-the-wheel instruction being conducted with groups of students, if applicable; and

(4) credit toward satisfying minimum standards for behind-the-wheel instruction for only actual time spent behind the wheel in vehicle operation.

RULE: Prohibited Activities Regarding Truck Driver Training

A school, a trainer of truck driver instructors, or a truck driver instructor shall not:

(1) allow an instructor to give instruction or allow a student to secure instruction in the classroom or in a motor vehicle if that instructor or student is using or exhibits any evidence or effect of an alcoholic beverage, controlled substance, or other such impairment;

(2) permit a student to operate a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license or instruction permit in the student's possession during behind-the-wheel instruction;

(3) permit more than a ratio of four students per vehicle and three vehicles per instructor on truck driving ranges;

(4) permit more than four students per vehicle per instructor during street instruction for truck driver training; or

(5) advertise or otherwise state or imply that a driver's license or permit is guaranteed or assured to any student or individual who may take or complete any instruction or course of instruction, enroll, or otherwise receive instruction in any truck driver training school.

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