The main objective of this session is to provide you with information on safe driving techniques for commercial motor vehicles (CMV). By the end of the session, you should be able to understand the basics of safely operating a commercial motor vehicle; know the risks of unsafe operation of CMVs; identify and avoid risky driving behaviors; and operate a CMV safely.
Why “Safe Driving Techniques for CMVs” Matters:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) the arm of the Department of Transportation (DOT) responsible for regulating CMVs and their drivers, states that driver error is a primary cause of large-vehicle accidents. Driver error can include failure to look before taking an action, fatigue, external distractions, driving at unsafe speeds, or even eating and drinking behind the wheel. It is important to know how to identify risky driving behaviors and highlight safe driving techniques to ensure that your actions are not the cause of an accident.
- Understand the basics of safe CMV operation;
- Understand the risks of unsafe operation;
- Identify and avoid risky driving behaviors; and
- Operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle safely.