Course Syllabus

Truck Driver Training

ORD TRAINING Course Number: DDT – L1-L2 Truck Driver Training

Teaching Format: Lecture

Location: Cibubur – Textbook(s): Thomson Learning/Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook

Class Hours per Week: 30 first four weeks (120 total)

Penjelasan Pelatihan :

Latihan Dasar untuk long haul truck driving topik akan menjelaskan pada truk industri perlengkapan kendaraan, komponen mekanikal, pengecekan rem, preventive maintenance, service, defensive driving techniques, cargo loading, securing load, documentation, map reading, log books, trip planning, kecelakaan dan pencegahan kebakaran, pelaporan, membawa material berbahaya dan sistem dokumentasinya .

Persyaratan : Mempunyai SIM sesuai dengan kategorinya (B1 atau B2 Umum) dan mandatory drug test, mempunyai data mengemudi yang baik selama 3 tahun sebelumnya .


ú  pre test dan post test dengan 25 pertanyaan

ú  Praktek Lapangan , coupling, uncoupling, Inspeksi dan test mundur .

Intended Skills dan Attitude Outcomes:

  • Mendemonstrasikan CDL written test knowledge pada kombinasi kendaraan tankers, hazardous materials dan general awareness dari truck driving industry.
  • Mendemonstrasikan dan identifikasi logbook procedures.
  • Inspect dan mengerti kontrol panel, power train, brake, steering dan komponen mesin.

Course Outline

Following each chapter, there will be an open-book test designed to help with overall understanding. It will not be graded.

Week One:

Chapter 1, Pengenalan kepada system Trucking

Part I

  • How the Trucking Industry Is Regulated
  • Aturan jalan raya
  • Safety
  • Training dan instruksi

Part II

  • Personal Health and Safety
  • Driver Health & wellness including fatigue
  • DOT Physical
  • Drug Testing
  • Sleep Apnea

Chapter 2, Vehicle Inspection

  • Pre trip, En Route, and post trip Inspection Guidelines
  • Tire Inspection, including Mud Flaps/Splash Guards
  • Braking, Steering, Suspension, Exhaust and Coupling System Inspection
  • Cargo Inspection
  • Step for a Pre trip Inspection
  • En Route and Post trip Inspections
  • Vehicle Condition Report

Chapter 3, Control Systems

  • Vehicle Control
  • Vehicle Instruments

Chapter 4, Vehicle Systems

  • Frame, Suspension System, and Axles
  • Engines
  • Computer Management System
  • Fuel System
  • Air Intake and Exhaust System
  • Lubrication, Coolant and Electrical System
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
  • Driveshaft and Universal Joints
  • Differential, Wheels and Tires
  • Mounting System
  • Tread Design and Wheel Position
  • Normal Tire Inflation
  • Steering and Coupling System

Chapter 5, Basic Control

  • Start, Warm-up, and Shutdown Routines
  • Putting the Vehicle into Motion, and Stopping
  • Backing in a Straight Line
  • Turning the Vehicle
  • Range Practice

Chapter 6, Shifting

  • Shift Control and Aid to Shifting
  • Non-synchronized Transmission
  • Shifting Patterns and Procedures
  • Shifting Semiautomatic Transmission and a Fully Automatic Transmission

Chapter 7, Backing

  • Backing Principles, Rules and Safety
  • Basic Backing Maneuvers

Chapter 8, Coupling and Uncoupling

  • The Coupling Sequence
  • Step-by-Step Uncoupling Procedure

Chapter 9, Sliding Fifth Wheels and Tandem Axles

  • Shifting Weight
  • The Bridge Formula
  • Maneuverability and Off-Tracking
  • The Fifth Wheel – Sliding the Fifth Wheel
  • Trailer Tandem Axles

Chapter 10, Preventive Maintenance and Servicing

  • Preventive and other Types of Maintenance
  • Federal Motor Vehicles Inspection and Maintenance Requirements
  • Driver Vehicle Conditions Report (VCR)
  • Basic Service and Routine Maintenance
  • Checking Tire Air Pressure and Draining the Air Reservoirs
  • Adjusting the Tractor-Trailer Brakes

Chapter 11, Recognizing and Reporting Malfunctions

  • Diagnosing-Solving Malfunctions

Chapter 12, Communication

  • ú  Convey Your Intent
  • ú  Signaling
  • ú  Using Cell Phone Safely

Chapter 13, Space Management

  • ú  Space Ahead, Behind, Side, Overhead, Below
  • ú  Space for Turns
  • ú  Space to Cross or Enter Traffic
  • Chapter 14, Visual Search
  • ú  Focusing on the Road Ahead
  • ú  Scanning and the Visual Search
  • ú  Use of Mirrors
  • Chapter 15, Speed Management
  • ú  Speed Management Terminology
  • ú  Speed and Stopping Distance
  • ú  Driving on Various Road Surfaces
  • ú  Taking Curves Safely
  • ú  Driving on Hills
  • ú  Work Zone Driving Safety
  • ú  Visibility, Speed and Traffic

Chapter 16, Night Driving

  • ú  Night Driving Factors, Procedures and Adjustments

Chapter 17, Extreme Driving Conditions

  • ú  Starting your Engine in Cold Weather
  • ú  An Engine That Will Not Start
  • ú  Bad Weather Operating Hazards and Driving in Bad Weather
  • ú  Driving in Hot Weather / Desert
  • ú  Mountain Driving
  • ú  Auxiliary Brakes and Speed Retarders
  • ú  Escape Ramps

Chapter 18, Skid Control

  • ú  Vehicle Control Factors
  • ú  Causes of Skids and Preventing Skids
  • ú  Tractor-Trailer Skids and Anti-jack knife
  • ú  Antilock Brakes
  • ú  Skid Recovery

Chapter 19, Hazard Awareness

  • ú  What Is a Hazard?
  • ú  Commentary Driving and Hazard Perception
  • ú  Recognizing Hazards and Sources of Clues

Chapter 20, Railroad Crossings

  • ú  Active versus Passive Railroad Crossing
  • ú  Driver Behavior and Distractions at Passive Railroad Crossings
  • ú  Warnings to Heed
  • ú  What Every Driver Needs to Know About Railroad Crossings

Chapter 21, Emergency Maneuvers

  • ú  Avoiding Emergencies
  • ú  Emergency Maneuvers

Chapter 22, Accident Procedures

  • ú  Accident Reporting When Hazardous Materials Are Involved
  • ú  Giving First Aid
  • ú  Fires and Firefighting
  • ú  Fire Extinguisher

Chapter 23, Special Rigs

  • ú  Long Combination Vehicles
  • ú  Special Trailer Types
  • ú  Low-Clearance Vehicles
  • ú  High Center of Gravity in Vehicles
  • ú  Unstable Loads
  • ú  Special Cargo Vehicles and Special Handling Vehicles

Chapter 24, Handling Cargo

  • ú  New Cargo Securement Regulations
  • ú  Importance and Fundamentals of Handling Cargo Properly
  • ú  Accepting and Loading Freight
  • ú  Vehicle Weight and Distribution of Weight

Chapter 25, Cargo Documentation

  • ú  Transportation Charges and Services
  • ú  Basic Shipping Documents
  • ú  Driver’s Signature and Responsibility
  • ú  Previously Loaded Trailers
  • ú  Delivery of Freight and Interline Freight
  • ú  Hazardous Materials and Waste

Chapter 26, Trip Planning

  • ú  Types of Driving runs and Assignments
  • ú  Route Selection and Map Reading
  • ú  Calculating Travel Time and Fuel Usage
  • ú  Keeping Records and Trip Planning Software
  • ú  Vehicle Licensing and Permits
  • Length and Weight Limits
  • State Limits and Roadside Enforcement

Chapter 27, Hours of Service

  • Service Ruling-The Basics
  • Record of Duty Status
  • Driver Declared out of Service
  • Penalties

Week Four:

Chapter 28, Driving International Routes

  • Suggestions for Security When Driving Internationally
  • Crossing into Canada
  • Crossing the Border into Mexico

Chapter 29, Transportation Security

  • Transportation Security Administration
  • Protective Measures and the importance of security

Chapter 30, Professional Driver Health, Safety, and Security

  • Driver Nutrition and Exercise
  • Job Stress and Driver Fatigue
  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
  • Annual or Biannual DOT Physical
  • Driver Safety and Roadside Emergencies
  • Causes of Accidents

Chapter 32, Hazardous Material

  • The HazMat CDL Endorsement
  • The Hazard Class
  • The Shipper’s Role in Hazardous Material Handling
  • The Carrier and Driver’s Responsibility in Handling Hazardous Materials
  • What Drivers Should Know about Shipping Papers
  • Mixed Shipments of Non-HazMat and HazMat Cargo
  • HazMat Emergencies
  • How to Use the Hazardous Materials Table
  • The Hazardous Waste Manifest
  • Security Measures for HazMat Loads

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