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Master Driver: Backing Techniques - DVD Training


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Demonstrates the basics of backing and shows commercial truck drivers how to avoid costly errors.

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  • Covers important information drivers need to know:
    • Basic elements of backing
    • Types of backing maneuvers
    • How to safely and properly execute these maneuvers
    • The most common backing errors and problem areas
    • Straight-line backing
    • Sight-side backing
    • Jacking and chasing
    • Alley dock backing
    • Blind side backing
    • And more
  • Ready-to-use training program includes several components
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired

Many drivers struggle with backing: it is the most common cause of incidents and crashes in the transport industry

This program covers a critical safety topic in 16 minutes and keeps your drivers' attention with dramatic footage, dynamic graphics, 3-D animation, hazard perception challenge scenarios, and "Road Wise" commentary from seasoned transport pros.

Program Components

  • (1) 16-Minute DVD - Combines engaging video and editing technology with expertise from industry professionals at all levels.
  • (1) Trainer Bulletin (not sold separately) - Provides background info on the topic covered and gives a brief overview of the video. Also includes a 5-question quiz and handout exercise for drivers.
  • (10) Driver Skill Cards - Product Code: 9591 (902-VC) - Recap key points from the training program and include receipts for you and the driver to document training.

DVD Main Menu

  • Play Program Plays entire main program.
  • Chapter Selections Allows easy access to specific subtopics for more focused training. (Items in boldface are actual menu selections.)
    • Hazard Perception Challenge Question The video opens with a backing scenario.
    • Introduction Explains that ninety percent of trucking incidents and crashes happen during backing maneuvers and that backing may be basic, but it sure isn't simple.
    • Get Out And Look Reviews the critical importance to get out and look (G.O.A.L.) before completing any backing maneuver.
    • Points to Remember Reviews safe backing guidelines that should be part of every backing maneuver.
    • Straight Line Backing Reviews the steps to successful straight line backing.
    • Sight Side Backing Reviews the steps to successful sight side backing.
    • Jacking and Chasing Reviews the steps to correctly jack and chase the trailer while backing.
    • Alley Dock Backing Reviews the steps to successful alley dock backing.
    • Blind Side Backing Reviews the precautions and steps needed for successful blind side backing, including using a spotter when possible.
    • Correcting Trailer Drift Reviews how to properly correct trailer drift while backing.
    • Conclusion Emphasizes that good backing procedures are critical to you and everyone around you, and to get out and look, take your time, and use your mirrors.
    • Hazard Perception Challenge Answer The video closes with a backing scenario.
  • Review Provides a quick way to refresh memory on key points of the program to better aid retention.
  • Commentary Additional interviews of industry professionals.
  • Quiz 10 interactive questions; offers correct/incorrect remediation to reinforce effectiveness of training.
  • Message for Management Gives introduction to the training program and topic for trainers/management.
  • Previews Offers a sneak peek at a related training program.

Basic System Requirements

  • A 400 Mhz or faster Intel-compatible CPU
  • A video card with AGP architecture and at least 4 MB of onboard RAM
  • At least 128 MB of system RAM (Windows 2000, XP and Vista users - 256 MB or more is recommended)
  • Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP or Windows Vista (most software DVD decoders have either reduced function or no support under Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0)
  • The latest version of Microsoft DirectX
  • A DVD-ROM drive (DVD discs cannot be read by CD-ROM equipment)

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