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 The A Fleet | Professional Safe Driver Course Intro

The A-Fleet Professional Safe Driver Course is here to help - it's edu-train-ment!

 

The A Fleet | Understanding Safety and Risk

Presents the definitions of safety, accidents, and risk, and teaches drivers how to use that knowledge to avoid unsafe behaviors (taking chances) and eliminate accidents.

 

 The A Fleet | Pre-Trip Inspections 

Discusses the importance of conducting a consistent pre-trip inspection and documenting the condition of the truck, so that potential safety hazards can be identified and addressed.

 The A Fleet | LLLC™ Defensive Driving

Educates drivers how to drive defensively and prevent accidents by using the Four Driving Principles of Safety™: Look Ahead, Look Around, Leave Room, and Communicate.

The A Fleet | Following Distance

Educates drivers about the importance of always using a minimum five-second following distance on dry road conditions, and discusses how to adapt to different driving conditions.

 The A Fleet | Backing Basics 

Covers the potential dangers of backing a truck and how to avoid backing whenever possible; focuses on the changing environment, using spotters and standard hand signals, and using G.O.A.L. - Get Out And Look.

 
The A Fleet | Intersections

Educates drivers about the risks associated with intersections and the best methods for negotiating a heavy truck through controlled and uncontrolled intersections; covers left and right turns and using the Rock and Roll technique.

 The A Fleet | Changing Lanes, Merging and Passing

Informs drivers of the correct procedures to follow when changing lanes and while merging onto and exiting a highway. The intended outcome is to reduce the rate of accidents involving lane changes.

The A Fleet | Railroad Crossings

Educates drivers about the potential dangers of railroad crossings, the commonality of accidents at railroad crossings, and the procedure to follow when crossing tracks; covers Federal laws concerning HAZMAT-carrying vehicles.

The A Fleet | Adverse Conditions 

Teaches drivers how to react and respond to adverse driving conditions, including rain, ice, snow, sleet, hail, fog, smoke, reduced visibility, night driving, animal strikes and mountain driving. The intended outcome is to reduce the rate of accidents in inclement weather and adverse driving situations.

The A Fleet | Human Factors and Fatigue 

Informs drivers about human limitations such as fatigue, the basics of sleep, and how to avoid fatigue in day-to-day life; covers other human factors that affect safety (e.g. wellness and distractions) in an effort to reduce the occurrence of accidents related to driver fatigue and other human factors.

The A Fleet | Injury Prevention 

Educates drivers how to protect themselves from slips, trips and falls, as well as injuries caused by improper lifting; includes techniques for safely getting in and out of the truck and avoiding back injuries.

The A Fleet | Large Vehicle Dynamics 

Educates drivers about the dynamics of large vehicles and how to safely maneuver a commercial vehicle when gravity, inertia, centrifugal force, traction, friction and center of gravity are at play.

 The A Fleet | CSA

Covers the CSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) and teaches drivers how to comply with CSA regulations regarding truck safety.

The A Fleet | Load Securement 

Educates and trains drivers on proper load securement techniques in order to prevent accidents and avoid delivering damaged loads to customers; includes securing different types of loads, such as tubes, drums, coils, flat-rolled steel, coiled tubing and tarping.

The A Fleet | Emergency Procedures

Trains drivers on proper accident and emergency procedures, so that accidents and emergencies are handled efficiently and without creating additional exposure to loss.

The A Fleet | Federal Regulations

Teaches drivers about the importance of preventing driver fatigue, which increases the risk of accidents; covers how to comply with Federal laws regarding driver qualifications and hours of service regulations. Includes new 2013 H.O.S. updates.