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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.