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Safe & Smart Yard Driver Training - Online Courses

An expansive library of online courses for yard drivers who need safe and smart training. Read more.

Interactive Online Training courses are purchased using Training Points. These programs are available for 25 points per seat (a seat is one person assigned to one course). Points are $1 each. See Overview for more information.

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Overview

This program is available for 25 points per seat. A seat is one person assigned to one course. Already have a J. J. Keller® Training account? Click here to log in. If you are a new customer, click here to learn more about Training Points.


Yard drivers, also known as yard jockeys, complete a variety of tasks daily, and they need to be able to do their job efficiently and safely. They need to know safe practices to avoid illness and injury, how the controls on their vehicle work, what to look for during a walk-around vehicle inspection, how to safely control their vehicle, and how the coupling and uncoupling process works. Having this knowledge will help them to protect themselves and others while working in the yard.

As part of Safe & Smart Driver Training, the Yard Driver Training Courses provide yard jockeys and drivers with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to operate a yard vehicle safely and in compliance with applicable regulations. Training topics covered include:

  • Intended Audience: Yard Drivers
  • Language: Available in English
  • Copyright Date: 2021

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Topics Covered

Backing and Docking

Product Code: 64262
Course Length: 21 minutes

This course helps yard drivers with the proper procedures for backing, parking, trailer spotting in a yard, and docking.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Describe safety precautions to take when backing a yard truck
  • Discuss yard truck backing techniques
  • Explain additional precautions to take when backing in loading docks and parking lots

Basic Controls

Product Code: 64261
Course Length: 20 minutes

This course helps inexperienced CDL drivers and CDL drivers understand basic yard truck vehicle controls and maneuvers.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Discuss how to start up and shut down your yard truck's engine
  • Describe how to put your vehicle in motion, come to a complete stop, and park
  • Describe how to turn left, right, and maneuver in tight areas
  • Identify hazards when maneuvering in a yard

Control Systems

Product Code: 64249
Course Length: 25 minutes

This course helps inexperienced drivers understand how control systems function.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Locate a yard truck's primary controls and discuss the function of each
  • Describe the purpose of a yard truck's secondary controls and identify their locations
  • Recognize yard truck instruments and explain acceptable operating ranges
  • Identify warning lights, alarms, and devices commonly found on a yard truck

Coupling and Uncoupling Trailers

Product Code: 64263
Course Length: 16 minutes

This course helps inexperienced yard drivers understand techniques to help them safely couple and uncouple a yard tractor and trailer.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Explain how to effectively inspect the coupling system on a yard truck
  • Describe the coupling and uncoupling process with a yard truck equipped with a hydraulic fifth wheel

Injury and Illness Prevention

Product Code: 64248
Course Length: 24 minutes
Regs Covered: 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I, 49 CFR 383.51, 49 CFR 392.4, 49 CFR 392.5

This course helps inexperienced yard drivers learn safe practices and will help them be successful in their role.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Describe proper personal protective equipment and practices to avoid injury or illness
  • Identify signs of driver fatigue and describe practices to minimize fatigue
  • Describe safe work practices for working in the yard and around trucks and trailers

Walk-Around Vehicle Inspection

Product Code: 64250
Course Length: 18 minutes
Regs Covered: 49 CFR 392.7, 49 CFR 392.9, 49 CFR 396.11, 49 CFR 396.13

This course helps yard drivers understand when inspections and inspection documentation are required.

After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

  • Describe how to complete a pre-trip walk-around inspection
  • Describe what to look for when inspecting your vehicle
  • Explain how to complete a post-trip walk-around inspection
  • Recognize when a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) is required

System Requirements

To ensure full course functionality, your computer will need to meet or exceed the following requirements:

General

  • Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) or higher
  • Mobile App: Android v7 — Nougat (8/2016) and above, iOS v11 and above
  • Persistent, high-speed internet connection with at least 1.5Mbps download speed
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Pop-up blockers must be disabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled
  • Cookies must be allowed
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher

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  • Windows: Internet Explorer 11, Edge Chromium, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Mac & Mobile App: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)

J. J. Keller® Training

J. J. Keller's Interactive Online training programs are purchased using Points so you can get as much or as little as you need. The Points you purchase can be used for any course on J. J. Keller® Training.

All our Interactive Online courses feature:

  • Easy purchasing and planning for the training you need
  • 24/7 access to all our interactive online and streamlining video programs
  • Hundreds of titles to choose from
  • Free recordkeeping tool to track and report on all training activity
  • One year window from date of purchase to use your Points

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