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Freight Driver

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

4 skill sets | 123 total skills
Level 1 Phase 1: Perquisite CDL Driver Practical - 80 req. hrs
Level 1 Phase 2 Training
OJL Apprenticeship
Level 2 Phase 1: Week 1 - 80 req. hrs
Turning techniques
Backing techniques
Smith system fundamentals and use of
Texting/Cell Phone/GPS regulations/Policies
Hazardous Materials / HM232
Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR)
Hours of Service (7 ½ hrs.)
11 Hour Regulations / Policy
14 Hour Regulations / Policy
70 Hour Regulations / Policy
32 Hour Reset Regulations / Policy
Electronic Onboard Recording Device (EOBR)
Route Planning
Planning a route
Highway numbering
Low clearance symbols/routes
No truck route symbols
Fuel Management
Optimized fuel routing
Idle management
Speed Management
Customer Service
Overview of Operations
Load Assignment
General Knowledge
Driver wellness
Overage, Shortage and Damaged Freight (OS&D)
Driver manual/Company policy
Mentor Experience
Introduction to maintenance
Sliding 5th wheel
Pre-Trip Inspection
Truck Cleanliness
Yard Maneuvers
Sliding 5th wheel
Drop & Hook
Smith System
Level 2 Phase 1: Week 2-Yard and Route Driving - 40 req. hrs
Pre-Trip Check
Light Check
Cargo sacrament
Mirror adjustment
Walk around inspection
Fuel Levels
Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration Procedures
Knowledge of Circle of Service Macros
Sending Load confirmation
Sending arrived at shipper
Sending Loaded Call
Sending arrived at P/U or Drop
Sending departed P/U or Drop
Sending arrived at Consignee
Sending empty at Consignee
Fuel Routing with load assignment
Paperwork (8hrs)
How to read and utilize road maps
Routing a trip
Scan/Trans flow documents
Company policy for scanning documents
Hours of service regulations
Company hours of service policies
Backing hazards (sight side, blind side)
Backing techniques (straight line, forty-five degree)
Hazardous Materials
Regulations for load sacrament
Regulations for placards
Regulations for railroad crossings
Tire check regulations
HM232 Security Plan
Miscellaneous Topics
Company policy for reporting damaged Equipment
Company policy for contesting road rescue
Driver load/unload/assist and count responsibility
Vehicle and load security (CTPAT)
Shuttle runs
Performing a load switch
Optimized idle
Fuel Compliance
Fuel mileage optimizing techniques
Port of entry and weigh station
Weight and length station
Weight and length laws
Sliding the 5th wheel and tandems
Customer service
Personal appearance and cleanliness
Signs of fatigue
Accident reporting policy
Drop and Hook (Company policy, procedures)
Level 2 Phase 2 - 80 req. hrs
Driving Portion
Demonstrates 15 second E.L.T
Seeing and evaluating relevant information from distant objects
Adjust eye lead distance to speed
Minimum 6 second following distance
Makes and executes decisions early
Maintaining space cushion
Mandating proper speed
Moves eyes at least every 2 seconds
Scans all intersections before entry
Scans mirrors frequently
Checks mirrors when slowing or stopping the vehicle
Avoids staring while evaluating relevant objects
Proper use of cruise control
Maintains proper space around vehicle
When stopped leaves appropriate space in front of vehicle
Lane selection and usage
Turning (left/right)
Understands truck stop hazards
Mountainous driving (4 ways, lane usage and gear)
Selects proper gear when traveling grades
Shifting 10 speed transmission

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