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Coaching the Straight (Delivery) Truck Driver, Onsite Training

The design of delivery trucks creates special difficulties. Drivers often don't realize that they have large blind spots which lead to backing collisions. The width of these trucks makes side-swiping common. The height of the driver's seat makes it difficult to spot straggling pedestrians at intersections. And frequent rear-end crashes occur because drivers don't allow for the straight truck's weight and long stopping distance.

The National Safety Council's four-hour "Coaching the Straight Truck Driver" course includes a comprehensive video and slide presentation, driver workbooks with reinforcing exercises and a certificate of completion.

Fee is $500 (1-10 students) plus $25 for each additional student, and instructor travel expenses, if any.

Course Content

Protecting Your Space
  • Cushion of safety
  • Overhead clearances
  • Covering the brake
  • Mirror checks, tailgaters and blind spots
Preventing Collisions
  • Hazard identification and response
  • Safe turning procedures
Long Distance Scan
  • Highway, city and rural scanning
  • Hazard identification and analysis
  • Night and adverse weather scanning
Delivery Situations
  • Off-the-road driving situations
  • Backing with or without a helper
  • Double parking
For more information, contact Lisa Kons at 651-228-7330/800-444-9150.