Program aims to teach drivers
value of vehicle inspections
Oct 3, 2009 3:32 PM
J J Keller has developed Driver Vehicle Inspections: The Complete Process training program, designed to get drivers into a habit of properly conducting required inspections.
This new training program explains the importance of thorough inspections and provides an up-close look at the inspection process. At the heart of the program is a 35-minute video that demonstrates in action—and in detail—how to conduct an inspection and the basic tools needed. It emphasizes the importance of the driver’s vehicle inspection report (DVIR) and the possible consequences of missed inspection points.
The program can help drivers learn how to:
•Detect unsafe conditions before they cause an accident.
•Uncover mechanical problems before a breakdown.
•Reduce overall maintenance costs.
•Help prevent vehicles from being placed out of service during roadside inspections.
The program also includes a special segment on intermodal chassis inspection. Under federal regulations, motor carriers, drivers and intermodal equipment providers are required to establish systematic inspection, maintenance and repair procedures for all intermodal equipment. Compliance is required by Dec 17, 2009. Driver Vehicle Inspections: The Complete Process training program includes critical information on inspecting intermodal chassis, making it the only complete vehicle inspection training system available for trainers and drivers. It explains:
•What to check during a pre-use inspection of an intermodal chassis.
•The importance of finding and documenting any chassis deficiencies/damage.
•The need to complete a DVIR for an intermodal chassis when returning it to the intermodal equipment provider.
Along with a DVD, the program includes an instructor guide, 11 driver handbooks, and an awareness poster. It also includes a trainer tools CD-ROM with two PowerPoint presentations (one for regular inspections and one for intermodal inspections), quizzes and answer keys, clip art, posters, and a training log.
This training program (PR-262-DVD) is available for $365 by calling 800-327-6868 or visiting www.jjkeller.com. Callers should reference Action Code 27225 when ordering.
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