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Driving Defensively For CDL/Large Vehicle Drivers: The Basics

9 Lessons
18-28 Minutes
10 Quiz Questions

Course Overview


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) there were 2,029,900 heavy-duty truck and tractor-trailer drivers in the US in 2019. That’s a lot of people around the country driving large and heavy vehicles on the roads. This course teaches the fundamentals of defensive driving for large vehicle drivers. As SafeMotorist puts it, defensive driving is essentially driving in a manner that utilizes safe driving strategies to enable motorists to address identified hazards in a predictable manner. These strategies go well beyond instruction on basic traffic laws and procedures. This course introduces you to defensive driving, and covers the mental aspects of defensive driving, preparing for your trip, use of headlights, negotiating curbs and downgrades, turns and intersections, and other techniques of benefit. Utilize this course among your drivers to facilitate an understanding of safe and effective defensive driving.

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    Key Audience


    The course is specifically intended CDL drivers or for those who are responsible for the safe and effective operation of large vehicles.

    Course Topics


    Introduction
    The Mental Side Of Driving Defensively
    Preparing For Your Trip
    Hitting The Road
    Using Your Headlights
    Negotiating Curves And Downgrades
    Right-of-Way, Lane Control And Passing
    Turns And Intersections
    Conclusion

    Workplaces


    Roadway

    Categories


    Safety: Driving

    Course Detail


    Course ID
    marcddcb_vod

    Time

    18-28 Min
    Questions
    10

    Languages

    en

    video format

    HD

    captions

    Yes

    Resources

    Yes

    Lessons

    9

    Remediation

    Yes

    Bookmarking

    Yes

    Feedback

    Yes

    Microlearning

    no