The publication of ‘Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook, 3rd
Edition’ has been announced by Thomson Learning Career and Professional Group. It’s said to provide a comprehensive, turnkey curriculum for driver training.
This new edition was written in co-operation with the Professional Truck Driver
Institute (PTDI), and it stresses “…the importance of developing the skills, traits, and behaviors that characterize true professionals.”
Coverage focuses on safe standards in all aspects of professional driving, from
securing loads to handling hazardous materials, with helpful guidelines for
maintaining a healthy lifestyle on the road. Updated coverage includes
hours-of-service information, the newest rail-crossing safety guidelines, and
current transportation security requirements. Driver tips are included in each
chapter, along with warnings that help drivers anticipate and avoid common problems on the road. Full-color photos and compelling illustrations demonstrate important concepts. (ISBN 1-4180-1262-9, US$49.95 list).
The company also offers a new training manual for operators of double and triple
combination units — Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV) Regulations Training
(ISBN 1-4180-0578-9, US$38.95 list).
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