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  • D.

    STEERING Controls steering wheel Good driving posture and good grip on wheel

  • E.

    LIGHTS Knows lighting regulations Uses proper headlight beam Dim lights when meeting or following other traffic Adjusts speed to range of headlights Proper use of auxillary lights

6 - OPERATING IN TRAFFIC PASSING AND TURNING A. TURNING

Gets in proper lane well in advance Signals well in advance

Checks traffic conditions and turns only when way is clear

Does not swing wide or cut short while turning

  • B.

    TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS Approaches signal prepared to stop if neccessary Obeys traffic signal Uses good judgement on yellow light Starts smoothly on green Notices and heeds traffic signs Obeys "Stop" signs

  • C.

    INTERSECTIONS Adjusts speed to permit stopping if necessary Checks for cross traffic regardless of traffic controls Yields right-of-way for safety

  • D.

    GRADE CROSSINGS Adjusts speed to permit stopping if necessary Makes safe stops, if required Selects proper gear

  • E.

    PASSING

Passes with sufficient clear space ahead

Does not pass in unsafe location: hill, curve, intersection

Signals change of lanes Warns driver being passed Pulls out and backs with certainty Does not tailgate Does not block traffic with slow pass Allows enough room when returning to right lane

5 - SLOWING AND STOPPING

Uses gears properly ascending Gears sown properly descending Stops and restarts without rolling back Tests brakes at top of hill

Uses brakes properly on grade Uses mirrors to check traffic to rear Signals following traffic Avoids sudden stops

Stops before crossing sidewalk when coming out of driveway of alley

Stops clear of pedestrian crosswalks

G - COURTESY AND SAFETY

Uses defensive driving techniques

Yields right-of-way for safety Goes ahead when given right-of-way through traffic

Does not crowd other drivers or force way through traffic

Allows faster traffic to pass Keeps right and in own lane Uses horn only when necessary Generally courteous and uses proper conduct

7 - MISCELLANEOUS A. GENERAL DRIVING ABILITY AND HABITS

Consistently alert and attentive Adjusts driving to meet changing conditions

Performs routing functions without taking eyes from road

Checks instruments regularly while driving Willing to take instructions and suggestions

Adequate self-confidence in driving Is not easily angered Positive attitude Good personal appearance, manner, cleanliness

Good physical stamina

  • B.

    HANDLING OF FREIGHT Checks freight properly Handles and loads freight properly Handles bills properly Breaks down load as required

  • C.

    RULES AND REGULATIONS Knowledge of company rules Knowledge of regulations: federal, state, local Knowledge of special truck routes

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