- List the major truck lines serving your town.
- Tell the importance of trucks in providing freight
service to towns served by no other means. Name some
towns in your area served only by trucks.
- Describe how trucks fit in with other forms of
- Describe the difference between the gasoline engine and
the diesel engine that power trucks. List the advantages
- Visit a truck terminal and do the following:
- Check the use of communications facilities. What
means are used? How does a dispatcher control over-
the-road trucks? How does he control local trucks?
- Find out from the maintenance department the
following: How many miles are engines run between
overhauls? How do they get better tire life? How are
breakdowns prevented? What maintenance work is done
by the company? What work is done outside the
- Talk with a professional truck driver about safety.
List five safe-driving rules s/he follows.
- Outline the general organization of a truck company.
Describe what each department does.
- Do the following:
- List five jobs with trucking companies. Describe
- Talk with the safety director or driver supervisor
about the requirements for becoming a professional
- Name five governmental agencies that regulate trucking.
Tell what they regulate.
- List five different kinds of trucks. Tell the service
- Assume that you are going to ship 100 pounds from your
town to another by truck. Explain in writing how you
would handle this shipment from your town to a place 500
miles away. Tell when the things are needed. List what
truck lines are used. Tell how the shipment is insured
for damage. Tell when it must be made if it is to arrive
- Define the following terms;
Bill of Lading,