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DOT Handbook: A Compliance Guide for Truck Drivers

An easy-to-understand DOT compliance reference specifically written for new CMV drivers. Read more.

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  • Updated to reflect September 2020 final rule changes
  • Handbook helps meet DOT entry-level driver training requirements (49 CFR §380, Subpart E)
  • Provides newly hired CMV drivers with easy-to-understand, concise DOT compliance information
  • Resource works great for driver "finishing training," new hire orientation training, and drivers new to the field
  • Handy reference covers critical topics truck drivers need to know, including:
    • Key FMCSA regulatory compliance topics
    • General Info On Orientation & Company Policies
    • Trip Preparation
    • On-the-Road Information
    • Incident/Accident Handling Procedures
  • Ideal for Driving Training Instructors for use in aiding their curriculum
  • Features quizzes at the end of every chapter
  • Spiral bound, 192 pages
  • Measures 7" x 5"
ISBN: 978-1-68008-046-9

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The DOT Handbook: A Compliance Guide for Truck Drivers table of contents:

  1. General information
    • Orientation and company policies
    • Expectations of drivers
    • Attendance, punctuality, and appearance
    • Drug and alcohol policies and regulations
    • Driver qualification requirements
      • Driver license
      • Medical certification
    • Personal safety, security, and wellness
      • Avoiding dangerous situations
      • Stress management
      • Diet and exercise
      • Personal injury prevention
    • Whistleblower protections
    • General information review/quiz
  2. Trip preparation
    • Trip planning
    • Vehicle orientation
      • Required vehicle credentials
      • Vehicle systems
    • Vehicle inspections
      • Pretrip
      • Post-trip/DVIR
      • Enroute
    • Cargo securement & security
      • Cargo securement
      • Cargo security
      • Safe loading and unloading practices
    • Trip preparation review/quiz
  3. On the road
    • Safe driving principles
      • Speed and space management
      • Visual search
      • Mirror use
      • Defensive driving principles
      • Distracted driving
      • Intersection hazards
      • Extreme conditions, such as emergency braking (with and without A, snow, ice, rain, fog, wind, construction zones, railroad crossings)
    • Proper parking and securing the vehicle
    • Hours-of-service regulations and fatigue
    • Fueling
    • Roadside inspections
      • What to expect
      • Required vehicle credentials
      • Required driver credentials
      • Driver and vehicle inspection process
    • On the road review/quiz
  4. Incident/accident handling procedures
    • On the scene conduct
    • Personal safety
    • Basic first aid
    • Fire prevention and suppression
    • Spill prevention and control
    • Breakdowns
    • Incident/accident handling procedures review/quiz

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