This is a chronicle of trucking in the Silver State begins with the Teamsters of the late 1800s and follows the transportation trail as it progressed from bullwhacker to throttle jockey. It provides an insight into the building of Nevada-based trucking companies and is a narrative of early trucking The book will place the reader in the cab of a trucking time machine that covers over a hundred and fifty years of Nevada’s transportation industry.
Born and raised in California, Jerry Aaron moved to Nevada in 1957 when his father’s occupation required they reside in Reno during the summer months.As a truck driver during the late 1960s and 1970s, the author traveled many miles throughout Nevada and other western states. Being somewhat of a history buff, he developed a respect for those early travelers that ventured into the vastness of Nevada and the west and the hardships they faced.
Driving Under the Influence of Ric has a way of turning a “dry” subject into an interesting and helpful guide to help good drivers become safe drivers, and teach new drivers how to protect themselves. This book will provide several smiles, a few laugh out loud moments, and by the time the reader finishes it, they will know how to avoid potentially life threatening situations. Driving Under the Influence of Ric is not merely a driving safety manual. It was written for the express purpose of giving every driver the tools they need to get from point A to point B safely.
The Author, Ric Newell is not only an author but a professional speaker. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, and has spent over a decade and a half working with “at risk” drivers. Over that time he has done over a thousand workshops and worked with over 20,000 drivers in 22 states. Ric has done state mandated defensive driving classes for the worst drivers in the state of Texas. And for the last decade he has done workshops for dozens of transportation companies and thousands of professional drivers.
This is a perfect book for parents who are concerned about the welfare of their children who have just started driving. By the same token, the information it contains is also directly applicable to experienced drivers who just want their commute to be a little less like waterboarding. If you are a professional driver it is imperative, in the current marketplace, to avoid preventable, property damage, incidents. No matter what kind of driver you are job one is to avoid banging into other vehicles. The information in this book will show you how to avoid crashes, while giving you techniques to enjoy the driving experience more than you ever imagined.
Main chapters focus on: The Driver, The Vehicle and the Roadway; with subchapters describing a wide variety of interesting presentations about skills and technologies. An integrated approach to safer driving identifies & encourages the American Drivers Team for mutual support, and personal responsibility on our roadways. Another section introduces autonomous technologies used in todays vehicles.
1) Passing your License Renewal Test. p.85
2) When to hang-up the keys. p.86
3) (Almost) Never stop at a traffic light! P.14
4) Avoid becoming a prisoner of the vehicle ahead. P.43
5) What color makes a turn signal safer? P. 67
6) Stop sign extinction. p.35
7) Becoming the New Primary Driver. p.7
8) Should it stay, or should it go? P.48
9) Develop X-Ray Vision. p.41
10) State-of-the-art safety technologies. p.68
11) Get rid of Your jerk (when stopping)! p.27
And many, many more!
Casual and serious drivers alike will find useful and enjoyable topics in Advantageous Driving 4 Seniors: Survival Skills, Strategies and Knowledge.
Educator, Managing Director & Founder
The Institute 4 Traffic Safety