Dec 02, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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TDT 119 - Basic Driving Maneuvers-Class A CDL

3.5 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 1 lab period

Demonstration and skill development of basic maneuvers of driving a combination vehicle. Driving proficiency development including control, backing, visual search, shifting, turning, space and speed management, and hazard perception. Successful completion of this class should prepare trainee for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) skill examination.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of TDT 118  with a grade of C or better.
Information: Admission to the Truck Driver Training Program is required prior to registration. A valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) permit will meet the prerequisite for TDT 118 .


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an inspection of the critical vehicle components.
  2. Explain and demonstrate basic maneuvers of driving a combination vehicle.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to control, back, shift, turn, and maneuver in restricted areas.
  4. Synthesize and demonstrate the ability to maneuver a combination vehicle.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to pass a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) skill examination.

Outline:
  1. Pre-inspection Procedures
    1. Demonstration
    2. Critical vehicle components identified
  2. Basic Maneuvers
    1. Demonstration of control, backing, visual search, shifting, and turning
    2. Space and speed management
    3. Hazard identification and safety
  3. Backing in Restricted Areas
    1. Demonstration of control, and back shift
    2. Turn and maneuver
    3. Safety and maneuver techniques
  4. Shifting
    1. On the road
    2. Space and speed implications
    3. Combination vehicle safety
  5. Turns
    1. Demonstration of turns
    2. Space and speed implications
    3. Combination vehicle safety
  6. Speed and space management
    1. On the road
    2. Safety and maneuver techniques
  7. Preparation for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) exam


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2013/14



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