Passenger-Carrying Driver Handbook (09157)
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Passenger-Carrying Driver Handbook

Provides an all-in-one compliance, safety and service reference for passenger-carrying drivers and trainers. Read more.

Product Code: 41819
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  • First of its kind, all-in-one, plain English reference covering everything a passenger-carrier driver needs to know
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), in an easy to understand format
  • Designed for use by drivers and as a training aide for trainers in ground passenger transportation
  • Covers a variety of critical bus and motorcoach topics, including:
    • Passenger safety
    • Explanation of key regulations
    • Customer service
    • Transporting special needs passengers
    • Driver qualifications
    • Defensive driving
    • Quizzes
    • And much more
  • Spiral-bound, 190+ pages
  • Measures 7" x 5"
Ground Passenger Carriers are businesses who have operating authority to carry passengers either within (intrastate) or across (interstate) state lines. Examples of ground passenger carriers include: motor coach/charter buses, mini buses/shuttles (i.e. airports, rental car facilities and hotels), passenger vans, paratransit services for people with disabilities, for-hire city and county bus systems along with private college transportation.

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Product Code Description Language Size Need to Purchase a Case? Format ISBN
Driver Handbook
7" x 5"
40 per case
Spiral Bound

More Information

Passenger-Carrying Driver Handbook 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
      • Back safety
      • Luggage loading
    • General information review/quiz
  2. Trip preparation
    • Trip planning
    • Vehicle orientation
      • Required vehicle credentials
      • Vehicle systems
    • Vehicle inspections
      • Pretrip
      • Post-trip/DVIR
      • Enroute
    • Boarding and alighting passengers
      • Procedures for safe boarding and alighting
      • Driver and passenger seatbelt use
      • Child safety seat usage
      • Pre-departure safety briefing and other announcements
    • ADA and other special needs passengers
    • 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, snow, ice, rain, fog, wind, construction zones, railroad crossings
    • Proper parking and securement of the vehicle
    • Hours-of-service regulations and fatigue
    • Fueling
    • Dumping and refilling lavatory systems
    • Passenger oxygen
    • 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
    • Passenger protection and safety during incidents/accidents
    • Communications with passengers during an incident/accident
    • Basic first aid
    • Fire prevention and suppression
    • Emergency evacuation of vehicle
    • Breakdowns
    • Remote shutdown of vehicle
    • Incident/accident handling procedures review/quiz

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