Introduction to Commercial Driving 4

This course describes procedures and techniques drivers should use to safely operate commercial or passenger-carrying vehicles. It also discusses first-aid techniques, health considerations, and awareness topics useful to transportation services professionals. This course is presented in two semesters.


Semester 1 describes defensive driving techniques. It discusses safety measures, proper use of various types of traffic lanes, proper turning and parking techniques, road awareness and ways to identify the misuse/abuse of alcohol and drugs. It also defines road rage and discusses its causes and effects.


Semester 2 describes procedures and techniques drivers should use to safely operate passenger-carrying vehicles, including adverse driving conditions. It also presents appropriate first-aid techniques for emergencies as well as strategies for awareness of potential violent or threatening situations.


1 Credit


Commercial Driving 3


Semester 1

  • Commercial Driving IV: Semester 1 Pretest
  • Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Driving
  • Defensive Driving
  • Expressway Driving
  • Signals, Signs, and Markings
  • Intersection Safety
  • Speed Limits and Official Stops
  • Driving Conditions Requiring Heightened Awareness
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Safety Belts and Child Safety
  • Vehicle and Roadway Emergencies
  • Sharing the Road
  • Pedestrian Traffic
  • Traffic Lanes
  • Making Turns
  • Proper Parking Techniques
  • The Threat of Road Rage
  • Drug Misuse and Abuse
  • Alcohol Misuse and Abuse
  • Commercial Driving IV: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam


Semester 2

  • Commercial Driving IV: Semester 2 Pretest
  • Pretrip Air Brake Inspection
  • Knowing Your Route
  • Vehicle Operation
  • Blind Spots, Danger Zones, and Mirrors
  • Inclement Weather and Adverse Conditions
  • First Aid
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness
  • Medical Emergency Awareness
  • Security Awareness
  • Situational Awareness
  • Violence and De-escalation
  • Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Harassment at Work
  • Employment Hot Topics
  • Commercial Driving IV: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam

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