The Class “A” Tractor Trailer Driver Programs include all of the following educational material in its Classroom and Hands-On-Training. (Learn more about CDL here)

Written Test Preparation
Instruction to receive your NYS CDL Class “A” Learners Permit includes the following:

Mandatory Requirements to receive Class "A" Learners Permit
• General Knowledge
• Air Brake Knowledge – Brake Systems
• Combination Vehicles (GVWR 10,000 lbs or More)
Endorsements
• Tandem Trailers (Pulling Doubles & Triples)
Hazardous Materials (learn more)
• Tank Vehicles
Bus – Passengers Vehicle (learn more)

Introduction to the Tractor Trailer (Classroom)

• Orientation to familiarize you with Equipment
• Basic Operation and Control Skills
• Emergency Procedures
• Federal & State D.O.T. Rules and Requirements
• Safe Operating Practices
• The Driver's Daily Log – Hours of Service
• Vehicle-Condition Reports
• Pre-trip and Post-trip Inspections
• Cargo Procedures
• Preventive Maintenance
• Over-the-Road Trip Planning
• Road Rage Management

Practice Range Instruction (Yard work)

• Orientation to Equipment
• Coupling and Uncoupling
• Shifting & Double Clutching
• Right & Left Hand Turning
• Straight Line Backing
• Driver Side & Blind Side Backing
• Alley Dock Backing
• Serpentine Backing
• Backing between Trailers
• Parallel Parking
• Brake System – Brake Adjustment Clinic

On-the-Road Instruction (Behind-the-Wheel)

• Pre-trip and Post-trip Inspections
• Proper Mirror Usage & Adjustment
• Upshifting & Downshifting Techniques
• City Street Driving – Short Street Turning
• Parallel Parking on City Streets
• Defensive Driving Practices – Smith Systems
• Speed & Space Management
• Proper Turning on Two Lane Highways
• Driving on Upgrade – Downgrade
• Road Sign Recognition
• Road Construction Driving Techniques
• Country/Rural Driving
• Interstate Highway Driving & Techniques
 
 
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