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Driving: Heavy Trucks: Controlling Speed and Direction

5 Lessons
7-20 Minutes
13 Quiz Questions

Course Overview


It takes special skill and knowledge to safely drive a heavy truck, with or without a trailer. Viewers learn the skills essential to earning commercial driver’s license. Segments of this video are dedicated to proper vehicle control; backing up with and without a trailer; how and when to shift gears including use of a tachometer, speedometer and engine sounds to know when to upshift or downshift; how to double-clutch; controlling speed when going downhill and around curves by downshifting or using exhaust, engine, hydraulic and electric retarders. While this training video focuses on techniques for maintaining control of rigs with manual transmissions, it also addresses automatic transmissions.

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    Key Audience


    Tractor Trailer Drivers, Big-Rig Drivers, Commercial Driver's License Candidates

    Course Topics


    Introduction
    Controlling Your Vehicle
    Backing
    Shifting to Control Speed
    Retarders

    Workplaces


    Roadway

    Course Detail


    Course ID
    mtecspbs_vod

    Time

    7-20 Min
    Questions
    13

    Languages

    en

    video format

    SD-Wide

    captions

    Yes

    Resources

    Yes

    Lessons

    5

    Remediation

    Yes

    Bookmarking

    Yes

    Feedback

    Yes

    Microlearning

    no