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Negotiating Hazards for Commercial Vehicles


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
According to the FMCSA, collisions at intersections alone account for 45% of all reported crashes and 21% of fatalities. Intersections are just one of many common hazards you may encounter in the course of everyday travel while in your truck. In order to safely negotiate the hazards you come into contact with, you must be familiar with the procedures and precautions to take. In this course, you will learn about what you need to do to safely negotiate turns and merging, intersections, downgrades, and railroad crossings. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information.

Target Audience
Operators of commercial vehicles and other large trucks

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Negotiating Hazards for Commercial Vehicles

  • make safe left and right turns in your truck
  • safely merge your truck into traffic and exit from traffic
  • identify the steps to take to ensure that your truck is visible to other motorists
  • recognize how to approach various types of intersections
  • take appropriate precautions when negotiating downgrades
  • identify guidelines for conducting maintenance checks of the braking system and related parts
  • identify the different types of warning signs and devices that mark railroad crossings
  • safely negotiate railroad crossings
  • Course Number:
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