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TRUCK is a comprehensive, industry-specific program that addresses the safety, risk and compliance aspects of material handling, product transport and safe operation of equipment.

A 2004 industry survey indicated that over 85% of component manufacturers own or lease a fleet of commercial motor vehicles (CMV). However, only a third developed what they consider to be a formal driver training program. Product transport is one of the greatest sources of risk and liability a component manufacturer faces. Product transport also presents a significant injury risk, from loading and unloading of product, to travel on public roads.

Insurance companies evaluate several factors in setting the premiums for auto/truck insurance. Those companies that have a formal driver training program can realize significant savings to their insurance premiums – not only by having the program in place, but by having trained employees who commit less mistakes that result in claims.

—Richard Langton,
Wood Products Insurance Manager, Bowermaster & Associates

Modules include:

  • Driver Training Introduction
  • Driver Responsibilities
  • Knowing Your CMV
  • Vehicle Inspection & Maintenance
  • Cargo Loading
  • Load Securement
  • Rules of the Road
  • Cargo Delivery
  • Accident Avoidance & Reporting
Expected Completion Time: 2 hours
Prerequisite: None
Certification Exam: None

2016 SBCA