Overview: Drivers need to understand how speed and space management can impact their ability to react to hazards and stop when needed. A proper space cushion around vehicles is vital to proper speed and space management. A driverâ€™s ability to stop is impacted by a number of factors, including perception distance, reaction distance, and braking distance. Along with these factors, weather, traffic, and construction play a role in speed and space management.
Overview: Most rear end collisions are caused by driver error, which means they could have been avoided. The consequences of being in a rear end collision can be severe, ranging from a fine, to losing your CDL, to causing an injury, to causing a loss of life, depending on the severity of the situation.
Overview: Every city is unique and offers its own driving challenges, but there are some strategies drivers can use to be safe wherever they are.
Overview: Driver training helps drivers reduce truck backing accidents by teaching them how to recognize backing dangers and provide expert-level backing procedures.
The purpose of the hours of service (HOS) regulations is to keep tired drivers off the road. After many hours behind the wheel, fatigue sets in, and it can lead to bad decisions and deadly crashes. For the safety of all drivers, compliance with the hours of service regulations has been required of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers since the 1930s.
Overview: Defensive driving skills are impacted by a variety of factors, most under a driver’s control. Pre-trip inspections are the first step because these inspections ensure all systems are working properly in a vehicle. Lights, brakes, signals, among other things, are functioning as they should be. Defensive driving means that a driver is aware of other drivers and situations and practicing proper speed and space management. Having the right attitude is also essential to defensive driving.
Overview: Master Driver Accident Prevention is major course for safety.