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Backing Techniques: Driver Training Series - DVD Training (014879)
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Backing Techniques: Driver Training Series - DVD Training

Driver training helps drivers reduce truck backing accidents by teaching them how to recognize backing dangers and provide expert-level backing procedures. Read more.

Product Code: 56939
List Price: $325.00
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  • The Driver Training Series is a collection of training programs which emphasize the essential skills necessary for safe CMV operation. This series is appropriate for all levels of drivers, from the entry-level to the veteran driver.
  • Truck backing counts as a very small percentage of a driver's driving time. But, the most common, and sometimes most costly, crashes or incidents in trucking involve backing. Backing incidents don't just damage trailers, buildings, and other equipment; sometimes they're fatal.
  • This program is designed to help reduce the number of backing accidents by teaching drivers how to recognize the dangers of backing and provide expert-level backing procedures.
  • It covers the proper procedures for each backing maneuver, including straight-line, alley dock, sight-side jackknife, and blind-side jackknife backing and parallel parking.
  • Ready-to-use truck driver training program includes several components.
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

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Product Code Description Language Format Copyright Date ISBN
DVD Training - English

What's Included

  • (1) 17-minute video - Combines engaging video and editing technology with expertise from industry professionals at all levels. Divided into two chapters:
    1. Dangers & Guidelines
      • Backing Dangers
      • General Backing Guidelines
    2. How to Back Your Tractor-Trailer Safely
      • Steering Principles
      • Backing Maneuvers
  • (1) Trainer Guide - (not sold separately) - Provides information on how to develop, organize, and conduct effective backing techniques training sessions.
  • (10) Driver Skills Cards - (Product Code: 56859) - Recaps the key points from the training program and serves as a reference tool for drivers to use either before or after the training session.

What's Covered

After completing Chapter 1: Dangers & Guidelines, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize backing dangers and:
    • Never back unless necessary
    • Have patience and use good judgement
    • Be attentive
    • Understand the serious damage to trailers, buildings, and equipment
    • Understand the risk of personal injury – even fatalities
    • Understand backing accidents are 100% avoidable
  • Recall general backing guidelines such as:
    • Eliminate noise
    • Get out and look
    • Back slowly
    • Use a spotter
    • Open your doors

After completing Chapter 2: How to Back Your Tractor-Trailer Safely, learners will be able to:

  • Apply good steering principles such as:
    • Jacking
    • Chasing
    • Following
    • Using push-pull technique
  • Apply appropriate backing maneuvers such as:
    • Straight-Line Backing
    • Alley Dock Backing or Curved Backing
    • Sight-Side Jackknife Backing
    • Blind-Side Jackknife Backing
    • Offset Backing

Basic System Requirements

  • A 400 Mhz or faster Intel-compatible CPU
  • A video card with AGP architecture and at least 4 MB of onboard RAM
  • At least 128 MB of system RAM (Windows 2000, XP and Vista users - 256 MB or more is recommended)
  • Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP or Windows Vista (most software DVD decoders have either reduced function or no support under Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0)
  • The latest version of Microsoft DirectX
  • DVD-ROM drive (DVD discs cannot be read by CD-ROM equipment)

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