Coupling & Uncoupling: Driver Training Series - Pay Per View Training (014799)
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Coupling & Uncoupling: Driver Training Series - Pay Per View Training

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

Product Code: 56899
List Price: $65.00
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Note: When ordering Pay Per View Training, you will be provided a link to access the program you purchased. You will have 72 hour access to the program starting from the time you click the link.

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 truck driver training 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.

  • Intended Audience: All drivers of vehicles that require a CDL to operate
  • Pay Per View format allows trainers to conduct effective, affordable training wherever they have Internet access
  • Includes 3 days of access to the video, plus downloadable Trainer Guide, quiz and answer key, a training log and supplemental video content
  • Program is viewable from video-capable, internet-connected mobile devices such as an iPhone and iPad, as well as most Android tablets and phones

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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 PDF - Provides information on how to develop, organize, and conduct effective coupling and uncoupling training sessions.

Order supplemental training materials not included with the Pay Per View option: Driver Skills Cards. Please allow time for delivery of supplemental training materials prior to your Pay Per View 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)

System Req.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Vista or Windows 7
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher; or Firefox 3 or higher; or Chrome 7 or higher
  • Adobe Flash 8 or higher (Ensure other applications like Quicktime, iTunes, Real Player, or Windows Media Player aren't set as the default streaming application, as this might affect the video player.)
  • 1.2 GHz processor
  • 512 MB RAM

Broadband Connection to the Internet

  • Make sure you have a broadband connection to the Internet, not a dial-up connection. Check to see that no other devices or software in your system are using up bandwidth. We recommend at least a 3.0-Mbps connection speed for high-quality video and at least 1 Mbps for uninterrupted basic-quality video.

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