This unit must instruct driver-trainees in the factors affecting the safe operation of CMVs at night and in darkness. Additionally, driver-trainees must be instructed in changes in vision, communications, speed space management, and proper use of lights, as needed, to deal with the special problems night driving presents.
Even in the best conditions, driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) requires preparation, constant alertness, and attention to detail. Driving a CMV at night introduces additional challenges. This course is designed to familiarize learners with the added challenges of night driving.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Discuss the factors that affect the safe operation of CMVs at night as they relate to the truck, the road, and the professional driver
- Explain procedures that can help make driving at night safer