D. Wylie Associates

Knowledge and Skill Categories for Safe Commercial Motor Vehicle Operation

The following were developed and used for the Commercial Driver License system:

  1. Determining vehicle and safety system conditions
  2. Eye-hand-foot coordination, spatial visualization, maneuvering skill
  3. Coupling combination vehicles
  4. Visual search and sustained attention
  5. Communicating intentions to other drivers
  6. Speed control
  7. Space management
  8. Special handling characteristics (off tracking, rearward amplification, high CG)
  9. Hazard perception
  10. Night driving
  11. Adverse weather driving
  12. Hot weather driving
  13. Mountain driving
  14. Emergency maneuvers and skid control
  15. Cargo (weight distribution, securing, stability, HAZMAT, passengers)
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