TRUCK Driver Training Program
TRUCK is a comprehensive, industry-specific program that addresses the safety, risk and compliance aspects of material handling, product transport and safe operation of equipment.
A 2004 industry survey indicated that over 85% of component manufacturers own or lease a fleet of commercial motor vehicles (CMV). However, only a third developed what they consider to be a formal driver training program. Product transport is one of the greatest sources of risk and liability a component manufacturer faces. Product transport also presents a significant injury risk, from loading and unloading of product, to travel on public roads.
Insurance companies evaluate several factors in setting the premiums for auto/truck insurance. Those companies that have a formal driver training program can realize significant savings to their insurance premiums – not only by having the program in place, but by having trained employees who commit less mistakes that result in claims.
—Richard Langton, Wood Products Insurance Manager, Bowermaster & Associates
- Driver Training Introduction
- Driver Responsibilities
- Knowing Your CMV
- Vehicle Inspection & Maintenance
- Cargo Loading
- Load Securement
- Rules of the Road
- Cargo Delivery
- Accident Avoidance & Reporting
Expected Completion Time: 2 hours
Certification Exam: None