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Coupling & Uncoupling: Driver Training Series - DVD Training (014793)
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Coupling & Uncoupling: Driver Training Series - DVD Training

Truck driver training helps drivers understand the techniques that will help them with safely coupling and uncoupling trailers. Read more.

Product Code: 56940
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.
  • This program is designed to help drivers understand the techniques that will help them with safely coupling and uncoupling their tractor-trailer.
  • Specifically, it covers what to look for when inspecting the coupling system, how to make a secure connection, the steps for disconnecting a combination, and how to safely operate a trailer's landing gear and the fifth wheel pull release.
  • 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. Coupling
      • Inspecting the Fifth Wheel
      • Getting into Position
      • Connecting
      • Getting Ready to Go
    2. Uncoupling
      • Setting Up
      • Disconnecting
      • Completing the Disconnect
  • (1) Trainer Guide - (not sold separately) - Provides information on how to develop, organize, and conduct effective coupling and uncoupling training sessions.
  • (10) Driver Skills Cards - (Product Code: 56953) - 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: Coupling, learners will know about:

  • Inspecting the Fifth Wheel:
    • Know what to look for
    • Check its position
  • Getting into Position
    • Check the area
    • Secure cargo
    • Secure the trailer
    • Back up and stop before the fifth wheel contacts the trailer
    • Check trailer height
    • Supply air to the trailer
  • Connecting
    • Apply trailer brakes
    • Back slowly until jaws close around kingpin
  • Getting Ready to Go
    • Tug forward
    • Secure vehicle
    • Double check connection
    • Visually inspect coupling using flashlight
    • Connect air and electrical if it wasn't done previously
    • Raise trailer landing gear
    • Pre-trip the trailer

After completing Chapter 2: Uncoupling, learners will know about:

  • Setting Up:
    • Position tractor and trailer on supportive surface
    • Prepare surface if needed
    • Secure trailer and ease pressure on locking jaws
    • Lower and inspect trailer landing gear
  • Disconnecting:
    • Disconnect and secure air and electrical lines
    • Release fifth wheel (use puller/hook if able)
    • Release tractor air ride pressure
  • Completing the Disconnect:
    • Pull tractor partially clear but still under trailer
    • Inspect trailer landing gear
    • Pull tractor completely clear
    • Re-inflate tractor air bags (if equipped)

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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