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PREPARING YOU FOR THE ROAD AHEAD 

Course Summary

ReadyDriver is one continuous learning path consisting of 77  mobile-friendly, micro-courses/modules broken down into an introduction video, nine lessons and lesson quizzes, flip-card learning tool, a learners self-assessment and a final course exam. Each lesson contains four to eleven modules per group.

Lesson 1: Obtaining Your CDL

  • Module 1: Industry Background & General Qualifications
  • Module 2: CDL Classifications & State Licensing Procedures
  • Module 3: Medical Qualifications & Requirements
  • Module 4: General Disqualifications & Other CDL Rules
  • Module 5: Alcohol & Drug Regulations

Lesson 2: Understanding Your Combination Vehicle

  • Module 1: Lesson Intro & Combination Vehicle Pre-Test
  • Module 2: Your CMV’s External Components
  • Module 3: Size and Weight Matters
  • Module 4: In-Cab Driver Safety & Vehicle Instruments
  • Module 5: Primary & Secondary Control Systems
  • Module 6: Introduction to Key Combination Vehicle Systems
  • Module 7: Understanding Your Braking System
  • Module 8: Your Braking Safety Net

Lesson 3: Performing & Participating in Inspections

  • Module 1: Lesson Intro & Inspection Pre-Test
  • Module 2: Introduction to Trucking Inspections
  • Module 3: Performing Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Module 4: In-Cab & Brakes Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Module 5: Performing En Route & Post-Trip Inspections
  • Module 6: Roadside Inspections Essentials
  • Module 7: Roadside Inspections Process & Results
  • Module 8: Preventative Maintenance & Malfunction Diagnosis

Lesson 4: Basic Operation & Control

  • Module 1: Lesson Intro & Basic Operation Pre-Test
  • Module 2: Start, Accelerate & Stop
  • Module 3: Steering & Turning
  • Module 4: Safe Operations: Using Your Mirror
  • Module 5: Overview of Shifting/Operation Transmissions
  • Module 6: Shifting Gears & Patterns
  • Module 7: Introduction to Braking
  • Module 8: Basic Backing Maneuvers
  • Module 9: Coupling Combination Vehicles
  • Module 10: Uncoupling Combination Vehicles
  • Module 11: Coupling/Uncoupling Pintle Hook, Brawbar, & Gooseneck

Lesson 5: Safe Practices & Procedures

  • Module 1: Lesson Intro & Safe Practices Pre-Test
  • Module 2: Hazard Perception & Visual Search
  • Module 3: Distracted Driving & Road Rage
  • Module 4: On-the-Road Communication
  • Module 5: Speed Management
  • Module 6: Space Management
  • Module 7: Night Operations
  • Module 8: Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing

Lesson 6: Staying Safe in Extreme Conditions

  • Module 1: Lesson Intro & Staying Safe Pre-Test
  • Module 2: Preparing for Extreme Weather Conditions
  • Module 3: Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions
  • Module 4: Mountain Driving & Tire Chaining
  • Module 5: Slippery Slopes & Skid Control
  • Module 6: In the Event of an Accident
  • Module 7: Handling Unexpected Emergencies
  • Module 8: Fire Fighting & Prevention

Lesson 7: Safely Handling & Transporting Cargo

  • Module 1: Introduction & Pre-Test
  • Module 2: The Language of Cargo
  • Module 3: It’s All About Balance
  • Module 4: Cargo Documents & Delivery
  • Module 5: Hazardous Materials
  • Module 6: Environmental Compliance Issues
  • Module 7: Cargo Theft Prevention

Lesson 8: Hours of Service & Trip Planning

  • Module 1: Lesson Introduction & Pre-Test
  • Module 2: On-Duty vs. Off-Duty
  • Module 3: Hours of Service Limitations & Requirements
  • Module 4: Documenting Hours of Service
  • Module 5: Hours of Service Exceptions & Provisions
  • Module 6: Trucking Trip Planning

Lesson 9: Legal Rights & Soft Skills

  • Module 1: Whistleblower & Coercion Law
  • Module 2: Fatigue & Wellness
  • Module 3: Interpersonal Communication
  • Module 4: Human Trafficking

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