Construction

The construction industry places unique demands on their drivers. Whether a construction company focuses on general contracting, plumbing, HVAC, landscaping, electrical, flatwork, or heavy construction, vehicles present their single largest liability.  In addition, it is not uncommon for employees to take their trucks home overnight and on weekends, greatly increasing the potential for accidents and claims. 

Construction workers often are required to drive large trucks with trailers on highways, rural roads, and off-road to get to work sites. Once on site, the driver becomes a construction worker and puts in a long, physical day. At the end of the day, the same individual must change back to a professional driver to get the equipment safely to the next location or back to the shop.

The Center for Transportation Safety trainers understand the specific needs of the construction industry. We have a full suite of training courses, as well as scenarios for our simulators that meet your unique needs.  Our simulator scenarios cover highway, rural roads, gravel/dirt roads, and a full off-road virtual world. We simulate the following equipment:

  • Short and long trailers
  • High center of gravity vehicles
  • 9 or 13 speed tractors
  • Dump trucks
  • Snow plows
  • Tanker units (simulated as full or half full)
     

We bring our training and services to your shop or office with self-contained mobile training units that seat from 8 to 20 people, each with a full-freedom multi-channel simulator. Our units travel the western U.S. and deliver training where it is needed.

We also provide periodic meeting topics to help invigorate your safety meetings and bring an outside perspective to your operations and safety.

Our field service clients have reduced their accidents by 18 - 37%!

Contact us and we will set up a demonstration.

Courses to consider:

Defensive Driving
  - Classroom

 

4

Pre-Trip
  - Classroom
  - Yard

 

4

Backing
  - Classroom
  - Backing yard

 

4

General Hours of Service
  - Classroom

 

6

2004 Hours of Service
  - Classroom

 

4

Hazard Awareness Course
  - Simulator
  - Classroom

 

4

Certified Brake
  - Classroom

 

5

Safety Supervisors Training (DOT Rule 49)
  - Classroom

 

30

Cargo Securement
  - Classroom
  - Yard

 

4

Hazardous Materials
  - Classroom

 

8

Hazardous Materials Transport
  - Classroom

 

4

Mountain Driving
  - Behind-the-Wheel
  - Simulator
  - Classroom

 

10

Winter Driving
  - Simulator
  - Classroom

 

10

CDL Permit Preparation
  - Classroom

 

4

Class "B" CDL
  - Behind-the-Wheel
  - Simulator
  - Classroom

- Defensive Driving
- Pre-Trip
- Backing
-General Hours of Service
- Road (city, rural, and mountain)
- Colorado CDL Exam

60

Class "B" with "P" endorsement (passenger)
  - Behind-the-Wheel
  - Simulator
  - Classroom


- Defensive Driving
- Pre-Trip
- Backing
- General Hours of Service
- Road (city, rural, and mountain)
- Colorado CDL Exam

60

Novice CDL
  - Behind-the-Wheel
  - Simulator
  - Classroom


- General Knowledge
- Defensive Driving
- Pre-Trip
- Backing
- General Hours of Service
- 2004 Hours of Service
- Certified Brake
- Mountain Driving
- Winter Driving
- CDL Permit Preparation

120

CDL Driver Evaluation
  - Behind-the-Wheel
  - Simulator
  - Classroom


- General Knowledge
- Pre-Trip Evaluation
- Driving Evaluation

Simulator
- Hazard Avoidance
- Emergency Conditions
- Adverse Weather

4

Non CDL Driver Evaluation
  - Behind-the-Wheel
  - Simulator
  - Classroom


- General Knowledge
- Pre-Trip Evaluation
- Driving Evaluation

Simulator
- Hazard Avoidance
- Emergency Conditions
- Adverse Weather

4

Novice CDL
  - Behind-the-Wheel
  - Simulator
  - Classroom


- General Knowledge
- Defensive Driving
- Pre-Trip
- Backing
- General Hours of Service
- 2004 Hours of Service
- Certified Brake
- Cargo Securement
- Mountain Driving

60

15 Passenger Van
  - Behind-the-Wheel
  - Simulator
  - Classroom


- Defensive Driving
- Backing and Confined Spaces
- Skid Control
- Passenger and Cargo Placement
- Mountain Driving
- Inclement Weather Training
- Evasive Maneuvers

24

CDL Refresher
  - Behind-the-Wheel
  - Simulator
  - Classroom


- General Knowledge
- Defensive Driving
- Pre-Trip
- Backing
- Mountain Driving

10

Employee Assistance Program

 

Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion

 

2

Employee Policy Training

 

2

Online Training

 

National Safety Council (NSC)
Defensive Driving

 

3-4

Corporate Defensive Driving  (U.S.)

 

1.5

Corporate Defensive Driving
(metric for Europe/Canada)

 

1.5

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