This course is for drivers who operate air brake equipment and have not been through air brake or pre-trip inspection training for several years or drivers who need a refresher in pre‑trip inspections. This course is also beneficial for drivers who need a refresher in air brakes because of National Safety Code violations or Motor Vehicle Accidents where air brake adjustments could have been a factor.
This course consists of the following:
Theory on pre-trip inspections including the North America Out of Service Criteria information,
Proper load securement,
Theory on air brake operations,
Theory on air brake slack adjuster operations and proper adjustments including both automatic and manual slack adjusters,
Operators will have a pre-trip inspection demonstrated to them by the instructor including an explanation of what needs to be checked on the pre-trip inspection and why,
The proper way to complete the trip inspection report and the correct way of recording deficiencies.
Each participant will be required to conduct a full pre-trip inspection of the vehicle, including checking all the slack adjusters, and complete the trip inspection report at the end of the training course.
At the conclusion of the session, a short multiple-choice written quiz will be completed by the participants. These will be marked by the instructor with the participants present.