SAFETY

Truck Safety at American Truck Training School

Safety is always the top priority at American Truck Training School. We follow and teach all federal requirements, as well as your specific state requirements. As a student in our program, you’ll learn how to perform vehicle inspections; vehicle control, recovery and accident procedures; hazardous material rules; and more. This way, you’re better positioned to pass your CDL test and go on to be a safe commercial truck driver.

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Why choose American Truck Training?

Performing vehicle inspections

Federal and state laws require that you inspect your vehicle before and after operation. The most important reason for this is that an inspection limits the chance of a breakdown on the road that will cost time and money, or even worse, cause a crash that harms you or other people. At American Truck Training School, we can teach you what you need to know about before- and after-operation inspections.


Transporting hazardous materials

American Truck Training School takes the risks and regulations associated with transporting hazardous materials seriously. All commercial drivers are trained in the security risks of hazardous materials transportation, as well as how to respond to possible security threats. During your training at American Truck Training School, you will learn the health, safety and property risks associated with this type of work, as well as the federal and state government regulations associated with the handling of hazardous materials.

Vehicle control, recovery and accident procedures

To drive a vehicle safely, you must be able to control it. This means understanding basic vehicle maneuvers like accelerating, steering, stopping and backing, as well as how to recover your vehicle should tire or brake failure occur, and what to do in the event of an accident.

During your driving test, you will be scored on specific driving maneuvers as well as on your general driving behavior. If your test route does not have certain traffic situations, your examiner may ask you to simulate a traffic situation. You will do this by telling the examiner what you are or would be doing if you were in that traffic situation.

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