ATA offers safety training materials

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Updated Jan 13, 2010

The American Trucking Associations and Codega introduced the ProTraining Safety Series 1 program to educate truck drivers, particularly new and younger professionals, about basic truck safety concepts, rules and practices. The series of four animated training videos and associated learning materials are designed to keep viewers engaged and thinking while reinforcing critical safety and compliance practices. The information is thorough, easy to digest and immediately applicable to drivers’ day-to-day activities, according to ATA and Codega; the videos use the latest in educational animation technology, along with accompanying workbooks and quizzes to measure comprehension and progress.

The DVDs can be purchased together or individually. Each video includes a corresponding workbook, quiz and answer key. For more information, go to

Preventable or not:
Seven years of bad luck for Doe?

Piloting a new straight truck toward Memphis on a lightly traveled, divided four-lane stretch of sun-drenched tree-lined parkway posted at 35 mph, John Doe turned up the volume on the local country-western station and extracted a tangy Spicy Ranch Dorito from the bag of survival rations that was riding shotgun. What a great day!

Alas, the end of Doe’s “great day” was approaching fast, in the ominous form of Billy Joe Tucker’s huge dirt-caked dump truck. Pulling up behind Doe’s rig, in the same lane, Tucker took another huge gulp of his Wide-Eyez energy drink, suddenly moved into the adjacent lane and started to pass.

Instantly, Doe noticed that Tucker’s truck was