Tractor-trailer driver training handbook updated

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Thomson Learning Career and Professional Group has published the third edition of its “Trucking: Tractor-Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook,” which it describes as a comprehensive, turnkey curriculum for tractor-trailer driver training. Thomson says the new edition delivers the technical content a driver needs to know and teaches the procedures that, with practice, will enable a student to become a skilled driver.

Written in cooperation with the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI), the book stresses the importance of developing the skills, traits and behaviors that characterize true professionals. Coverage focuses on attaining and preserving safe standards throughout all aspects of a professional driving career, from securing one’s loads to hazardous materials handling, with helpful guidelines for maintaining a healthy lifestyle on the road.

Updated coverage includes hours-of-service information, rail crossing safety guidelines and current transportation security requirements to help drivers maintain safe standards. Driver tips are included in each chapter, along with “cautions” and “warnings” that help drivers anticipate and avoid common problems on the road.

Thomson says the easy-to-read writing style keeps the learning environment light and balanced, while full-color photos and compelling illustrations clearly demonstrate important transportation concepts. For more information, go to