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DVD - Air Brakes

Master Driver: Air Brakes – DVD Training Program

The DVD training program provides knowledge information to augment company training. It covers important information drivers need to know about air brakes such as: fundamentals of air brake techniques, mechanics and operation, helping drivers avoid crashes, liability and down time.

Program Components(BCTA Product # 3268)

  • 1-20 Minute DVD – Combines engaging video and editing technology with expertise from industry professionals at all levels.
  • 1-Trainer Bulletin – Provides background information on the key topics covered with a 5 question quiz and handout.
  • 10-Driver Skill Cards – Recaps key points from the training program and includes receipts for you and the driver to document training.

DVD Main Menu

  • Play Program – Plays entire main program.
  • Chapter Selections – Allows easy access to chapters by topic.
  • Hazard Perception Challenge – The video opens with a braking scenario.
  • Introduction – Explains that every CMV driver should understand how air brakes work, how to keep them properly maintained, and how to use them correctly.
  • How Air Brakes Work and How to Keep Them Working Properly – Discusses the two systems which comprise air brakes: a service brake system, which is controlled with the brake pedal; and a spring brake system, which operates the parking and emergency brakes.
  • Service Brakes – Explains how service brakes work, brake adjustment and push rod stroke, and what inspectors check to see if brakes are in compliance.
  • Spring Brakes (Parking/Emergency) – Explains how and when spring brakes work and to have qualified mechanics do any adjustments.
  • Trailer Brakes – Reviews trailer service brake function.
  • Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) – Reviews ABS function.
  • Using Your Air Brakes – Reviews the best way to use your air brakes, daily brake inspections, and problems you want to minimize or avoid and how.
  • Skid Control and Recovery – Discusses what to do when you find yourself in a skid and how to safely recover.
  • Conclusion – Emphasizes that you need to be diligent and about pre-trip inspections, to be smart about braking, and to get your brakes checked regularly by a certified mechanic.
  • Hazard Perception Challenge Answer – The video closes with a braking scenario.
  • Quick Review – Provides a quick way to refresh memory on key points.
  • Commentary – offers additional interviews by industry professionals.
  • Bonus Hazard Perception Challenges 3 – Sharpens trainees skills learned in the video.
  • Quiz – 10 interactive questions: offers correct and incorrect remediation to reinforce effectiveness of training.

Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.


Non-member price: $480.00
Member price: $450.00