Category: Truck Driver Tips

Nov 28 2023

TTSAO Training Tip – Fundamentals = Left-Hand Turn

This week’s Training Tip looks at practicing the “fundamentals.” Sports teams work on fundamentals every practice so that it becomes ingrained in the unconscious and cemented into muscle memory. How’s that for a sports analogy when dealing with driving Big Rigs? Today, we will look at the fundamental for making a left-hand turn. Going to basics, […]

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Nov 21 2023

TTSAO Training Tip – One move = One signal

Who said you don’t need math to drive a truck?! This week’s Tip is to make a simple math equation: One move = One signal. This is an equation that anyone can understand. If you are going to make more than one lane change, or a lane change to set up a turn at an […]

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Nov 14 2023

Training Tip of the Week – Predictive Behaviour

This week is a little more advanced in taking your student or driver to the next level. We are talking about Predictive Behaviour.When driving Over the Road it will become apparent that the other drivers around you will do sudden moves that will impair your ability to maintain safety. This is a crucial fact to […]

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Oct 12 2023

TTSAO Training Tip of the Week – Mirrors

Let’s continue with some basic tips on how to improve a driver/student’s Defensive Driving. This week we’ll talk about Mirrors! Clean mirrors and proper mirror adjustment is what it takes to know what and who is around you, and what you need to look out for. Let’s start by making sure your mirrors are clean. […]

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Oct 6 2023

TTSAO Training Tip of the Week – Lane Discipline

Let’s continue with some basic tips on how to improve a driver/student’s Defensive Driving. This week we’ll talk about Lane Discipline! Why is Lane Discipline important? First, let’s identify what lane discipline actually is. As a driver it is important to know where you are expected to be, as well as knowing where all the […]

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Sep 21 2023

TTSAO Training Tip of the Week – Highway Driving

Let’s continue with some basic tips on how to improve a driver/student’s Defensive Driving. Consider highway driving this week. It is apparent that many drivers are now using the middle lane in a 3-lane highway, and some are even in the ‘fast’ lane, not the curb or right-hand lane. Patience and discipline is required to […]

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