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Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook,9781401809188

Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook

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Edition:
2nd
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9781401809188

ISBN10:
1401809189
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/19/2002
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

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 position of being entrusted with expensive equipment and cargo, as well as representing the industry to the public at large. Good health and safety practices that drivers should follow for success on the job are also covered.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
An Introduction to Trucking
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
The U.S. Trucking Industry
4(1)
How the Trucking Industry Is Regulated
5(2)
Federal Regulating Agencies
7(1)
The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986
8(1)
Commercial Motor Vehicles
8(2)
Trailers
10(2)
Becoming a Professional
12(1)
Safety
13(1)
Training and Instruction
14(1)
Summary
15(1)
Learning Activities
15
Control Systems
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Vehicle Controls
3(9)
Vehicle Instruments
12(3)
Summary
15(1)
Learning Activities
16
Hours of Service
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Existing Regulations
3(1)
Definitions
4(1)
Maximum Driving and On-Duty Time
4(1)
Record of Duty Status
5(4)
Driver Declared Out of Service
9(1)
Penalties
10(1)
Summary
10(1)
Learning Activities
10
Vehicle Inspection
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Pretrip, En Route, and Posttrip Inspections
3(2)
What Makes a Good Inspection Great?
5(1)
What to Look for During a Rig Inspection
5(7)
Steps to a Pretrip Inspection
12(15)
En Route and Posttrip Inspections
27(2)
Vehicle Inspection Report
29(1)
Summary
30(1)
Learning Activities
31
Vehicle Systems
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
4(1)
Frame, Suspension System, and Axles
4(5)
Engines
9(1)
Fuel System
10(1)
Air Intake and Exhaust Systems
11(1)
Lubrication System
12(3)
Cooling System
15(1)
Electrical System
16(3)
Drive Train
19(2)
Transmission
21(1)
Drive Shafts and Universal Joints
22(1)
Differential
23(1)
Braking System
24(6)
Mixing Old and New Equipment
30(1)
Wheels
30(1)
Mounting Systems
30(1)
Tires
31(1)
Tread Design and Wheel Position
32(1)
Normal Tire Inflation
32(3)
Steering Systems
35(1)
Coupling Systems
36(2)
Other Coupling Devices
38(1)
Summary
39(1)
Learning Activities
40
Basic Control
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Definitions
3(1)
Diesel Engine
4(2)
Putting the Vehicle into Motion--and Stopping
6(2)
Backing in a Straight Line
8(1)
Turning the Vehicle
9(5)
Range Practice
14(1)
Summary
15(1)
Learning Activities
15
Shifting
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Shift Controls
3(1)
Coordination of Controls
4(1)
When to Shift
4(1)
Aids to Shifting
5(2)
Nonsynchronized Transmissions
7(4)
Shifting Patterns and Procedures
11(5)
Shifting Semiautomatic Transmissions
16(3)
Shifting Fully Automatic Transmissions
19(1)
Summary
20(1)
Learning Activities
21
Backing
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Backing Principles and Rules
3(5)
Basic Backing Maneuvers
8(3)
Summary
11(1)
Learning Activities
11
Coupling and Uncoupling
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Step-by-Step Coupling Procedures
4(5)
Step-by-Step Uncoupling Procedures
9(2)
Summary
11(1)
Learning Activities
11(2)
Procedural Steps and Checklists
13
Visual Search
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
The Driver's View
3(1)
Focusing on the Road Ahead
4(1)
What You Need to Know about Scanning and the Visual Search
5(1)
Mirrors
6(4)
Summary
10(1)
Learning Activities
10
Communication
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Tell Your Intent
4(1)
Signaling
4(5)
Summary
9(1)
Learning Activities
9
Space Management
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
The Importance of Space Management
3(1)
Space Ahead
4(2)
Space Behind
6(1)
Space to the Sides
7(1)
Space Overhead
8(1)
Space Below
9(1)
Space for Turns
9(1)
Space to Cross or Enter Traffic
10(1)
Summary
11(1)
Learning Activities
11
Speed Management
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Speed and Stopping Distance
3(2)
Driving on Various Road Surfaces
5(2)
Taking Curves Safely
7(1)
Driving on Hills
8(1)
How Far Can You See?
8(1)
Speed and Traffic
9(1)
Summary
10(1)
Learning Activities
10
Night Driving
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Night Driving Factors
3(4)
Night Driving Procedures
7(1)
Night Driving Adjustments
7(1)
Summary
8(1)
Learning Activities
9
Extreme Driving Conditions
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Extreme Weather
3(3)
Tire Chains
6(2)
Starting Your Engine in Cold Weather
8(2)
Bad Weather Operating Hazards
10(3)
Driving in Bad Weather
13(4)
Hot Weather
17(1)
Driving in the Desert
18(1)
Mountain Driving
19(3)
Auxiliary Brakes and Speed Retarders
22(1)
Escape Ramps
23(1)
Summary
24(1)
Learning Activities
25
Hazard Awareness
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
What Is a Hazard?
3(1)
Learning to Recognize Hazards
4(1)
Road Conditions
5(3)
Appearance of Other Road Users
8(5)
Activities of Other Road Users
13(2)
Summary
15(1)
Learning Activities
16
Emergency Maneuvers
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Avoiding Emergencies
3(1)
Five Types of Emergency Maneuvers
4(9)
Summary
13(1)
Learning Activities
13
Skid Control and Recovery
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Vehicle Control Factors
4(1)
Causes of Skids
5(1)
Preventing Skids
6(1)
Tractor-Trailer Skids
6(4)
Antijackknife Devices
10(1)
Antilock Brakes
10(1)
Skid Recovery
10(2)
Summary
12(1)
Learning Activities
12
Passive Railroad Crossings
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Operation Lifesaver
4(1)
Active versus Passive Railroad Crossings
5(1)
Engineering for Active Highway Rail-Grade Crossings
5(5)
Engineering for Passive Warning Devices
10(1)
Tips for Professional Drivers
11(2)
Summary
13(1)
Learning Activities
14
Accident Procedures
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
When an Accident Occurs
3(3)
Accident Reporting
6(10)
Giving First Aid
16(1)
Fires and Fire Fighting
16(4)
Summary
20(1)
Learning Activities
21
Sliding Fifth Wheels and Tandem Axles
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Shifting Weight
3(2)
The Bridge Formula
5(1)
Maneuverability and Off-Tracking
5(1)
The Fifth Wheel
6(1)
Sliding the Fifth Wheel
7(1)
Trailer Tandem Axles
8(5)
Summary
13(1)
Learning Activities
14
Special Rigs
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(2)
Long Combination Vehicles
5(5)
Special Trailer Types
10(2)
Low-Clearance Vehicles
12(2)
High-Center-of-Gravity Vehicles
14(1)
Unstable Loads
15(3)
Special Cargo Vehicles
18(1)
Special Handling Vehicles
19(1)
Summary
19(1)
Learning Activities
20
Preventive Maintenance and Servicing
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Preventive Maintenance
4(1)
Types of Maintenance
4(2)
Federal Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Requirements
6(1)
Daily Vehicle Condition Report
6(2)
Basic Servicing and Routine Maintenance
8(1)
Checking and Changing Engine Fluids, Filters, Lights, and Fuses
9(5)
Checking the Air Pressure and Changing Tires
14(2)
Draining the Air Reservoirs
16(1)
Adjusting the Tractor-Trailer Brakes
17(1)
Summary
17(1)
Learning Activities
17
Recognizing and Reporting Malfunctions
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Diagnosing and Reporting Malfunctions
3(6)
Problem-Solving Exercises
9(8)
Emergency Starting Procedures
17(3)
Summary
20(1)
Learning Activities
20
Handling Cargo
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Importance of Handling Cargo Properly
3(4)
The Shipper's Responsibilities
7(1)
The Driver's Responsibilities
8(2)
The Consignee's Responsibilities
10(1)
The Driver Manager's Responsibilities
10(1)
Regulations
10(1)
Securing Cargo
11(6)
Covering Cargo
17(3)
Accepting and Loading Freight
20(2)
Hazardous Materials
22(4)
Vehicle Weight
26(1)
Distribution of Weight
27(3)
Summary
30(1)
Learning Activities
30
Cargo Documentation
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Definition of Terms
3(2)
Transportation Charges and Services
5(3)
Basic Shipping Documents
8(3)
Driver's Signature and Responsibility
11(1)
Previously Loaded Trailers
11(1)
Delivery of Freight
12(1)
Interline Freight
13(1)
Hazardous Material and Hazardous Waste
13(5)
Summary
18(1)
Learning Activities
18
Personal Health and Safety
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Physical Condition
3(4)
Fatigue
7(2)
Illness
9(1)
Alcohol
10(3)
Drugs
13(1)
Hazards to Safety
14(6)
Roadside Emergencies
20(1)
Causes of Accidents
21(2)
On-Duty and Off-Duty Job Stress
23(1)
Physical Demands of the Job
23(1)
Summary
24(1)
Learning Activities
25
Trip Planning
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Types of Runs/Assignments
4(2)
Route Selection
6(2)
Map Reading
8(1)
Calculating Travel Time and Fuel Usage
9(2)
Keeping Records
11(2)
Vehicle Licensing and Permits
13(1)
Federal Length and Weight Limits
14(1)
State Limits
15(1)
Hazardous Material
16(1)
Roadside Enforcement
17(1)
Summary
18(1)
Learning Activities
19
Public Relations and Employer-Employee Relations
1(1)
Objectives
2(1)
Key Terms
3(1)
Introduction
3(1)
Public Relations
3(2)
Customer Relations
5(1)
Employer-Employee Relations
6(7)
Summary
13(1)
Learning Activities
13
The Commercial Driver's License
1(1)
Introduction
4(1)
The Law
5(2)
Classes of Licenses and Endorsements
7(1)
CDL Knowledge Tests
8(1)
CDL Skills Tests
8(4)
Exceptions
12(1)
Why So Many Different Tests?
13(1)
Passing Scores
13
Appendix A Troubleshooting Guide 1(1)
Glossary 1(1)
Index 1


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