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.
Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue, Long-Term Health and Highway Safety assesses the state of knowledge about the relationship of such factors as hours of driving, hours on duty, and periods of rest to the fatigue experienced by truck and bus drivers while driving and the implications for the safe operation of their vehicles. This report evaluates the relationship of these factors to driversâ€™ health over the longer term, and identifies improvements in data and research methods that can lead to better understanding in both areas.
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