Driving Defensively Training for CDL or Large Trucks [Video Kit]
Your CDL and large vehicle drivers face a lot of challenges on the road. Their safety, and the safety of those other drivers they encounter is critical to preventing injuries and accidents. That’s where this training for CDL license holders and drivers of large truck comes in and that’s through understanding how to drive defensively.
The fact is you can have the best driver in your fleet get into an accident due to the negligence of another driver, not their own. Other drivers might be speeding, tailgating, or not paying attention and it’s they who cause the accident. That’s why helping your CDL drivers with defensive driver training can help reduce the possibility of accidents while they are doing their jobs.
This Large Truck Defensive Driver Training Covers the Following Important Concepts:
- Driving defensively means you are always “looking for trouble” when it comes to other drivers on the road
- How to watch for pedestrians and what to do when you encounter them on the streets
- Tips on being aware when you are behind the wheel of a large truck by understanding the capabilities of the truck you are driving, adjusting your driving style for the type of load or cargo you are carrying, and more
- Being aware of the road conditions and other variables of your travel including the time of day, whether it’s dark or not, the other vehicles around and you, and any blind spots that might be present in the truck you are driving
- Understanding that most car drivers don’t understand how a commercial vehicle differs from a car. Other drivers won’t know what it takes to stop your truck, how your truck might handle, braking distances, etc so they give you no extra wiggle room even though you need it while driving a big rig or other large truck
- What are the things you need to pay attention to while driving your commercial vehicle? (What is in front of you, what are on both sides of your truck, what it behind you, what are the road conditions, what is the weather like?)
- The importance of trying to anticipate what other drivers are doing such as braking, turning, changing lanes, etc.
- Why it’s important to eliminate distractions while driving a truck (no cell phone usage, no texting, no playing with the radio or other dials, etc)
- The importance of a pre-shift inspection of the truck (is the vehicle safe, is the load well secured, do you have all the equipment and supplies that you will need, do you know where you are going and how you will get there, etc)
More Topics Covered In This CDL Defensive Driver Training:
- The need to have your seat belt on at all times (this isn’t important just because it’s the law, it’s important because it saves lives)
- What is a driving safety cushion and why is it important to operators of large vehicles?
- What is the “3 second rule” and what does it mean?
- What is “drafting” and why should it be avoided?
- What are the special dangers associated with driving at night? (visibility is decreased and more than half of all accidents occur at night)
- How to master the art of “anticipation” when it comes to other drivers
- How does maneuvering curves in a commercial vehicle differ from a car and what extra precautions must CDL drivers take to avoid an accident?
- How to handle downgrades
- The importance of maintaining a safe following distance
- How to properly change lanes in a truck or large commercial vehicle
- and much more…
Helping your commercial drivers and large truck operators learn the art of defensive driving will help reduce accidents and injuries. This of course is not only good for the driver, but also good for your company. Help your CDL drivers gain more defensive driving skills with this complete training program. Available as a DVD or USB stick.
CDL Defensive Driver Training Video – Full Length Preview:
All of our training videos include the following additional resources:
1) A Leader’s Guide
The person giving the training can use the Guide to help facilitate the training and provide additional verbal support to the video. It also includes a sample outline for the training session along with the highlights of the course.
2) An Employee Quiz
Important to be able to test your trainees to make sure they understand and comprehend the training course they just watched. This is also good for employer documentation for safety training of employees.
3) Answer Key to the Quiz
Ensures the questions are being answered correctly.
4) An Attendance Sheet
Allows you to keep track of who was trained, when the training occurred, who was the instructor, etc. Excellent documentation to prove your training requirements are in order.
5) A Printable “Certificate of Completion”
Allows you to give one to each employee who attends the safety training session. Can also be kept in an employee file for training documentation.
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