Master Driver: Coupling & Uncoupling - DVD Training

Emphasizes critical precautions needed for safe hooking up and unhooking.
913DVD (10456)
  • Provides step-by-step procedures for:
    • Safe coupling and uncoupling of singles
    • An overview for coupling and uncoupling doubles
  • Emphasizes areas where most coupling and uncoupling problems occur
  • Ready-to-use training program includes several components
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
When starting or ending a run, it may be tempting for drivers to think nothing can happen. That's a big mistake. Coupling and uncoupling incidents can be devastating. Drivers must stay aware and take a few extra - yet critical - precautions when hooking up or unhooking their rigs.

This program covers a critical safety topic in 22 minutes and keeps your drivers' attention with dramatic footage, dynamic graphics, 3-D animation, hazard perception challenge scenarios, and "Road Wise" commentary from seasoned transport pros.

  • (1) 22-Minute DVD- Combines engaging video and editing technology with expertise from industry professionals at all levels.
  • (1) Trainer Bulletin - Product Code: 10480 (913-VB) - Provides background info on the topic covered and gives a brief overview of the video. Also includes a 5-question quiz and handout exercise for drivers.
  • (11) Driver Skill Cards - Product Code: 10486 (913-VC) - Recap key points from the training program and include receipts for you and the driver to document training.

  • Play Program - Plays entire main program.
  • Chapter Selections - Access chapters by topic.
    • Hazard Perception Challenge - The video opens with an uncoupling scenario.
    • Introduction - Explains that coupling & uncoupling errors are 100% preventable, that there's no excuse for a trained driver to make a mistake if they follow a step-by-step process that every CMV driver is required to know.
    • Coupling Guidelines - Reviews in detail a basic 16-step process and recommends following it (or a similar process), so that no critical point is missed.
    • Uncoupling - Reviews the 12 basic steps for the uncoupling process.
    • Coupling Twin Trailers - Reviews the 5 key steps to coupling twin trailers.
    • Uncoupling Twin Trailers - Discusses that uncoupling a twin trailer is virtually the same as uncoupling a single tractor-trailer, with a few exceptions, and how to do so.
    • Conclusion - Emphasizes that coupling & uncoupling are things a CMV driver should know so well they can do them automatically, while acknowledging the process is so critical that drivers need to think about each step along the way.
    • Hazard Perception Challenge Answer - The video closes with an uncoupling scenario.
  • Quick Review - Provides a quick way to refresh memory on key points of the program to better aid retention.
  • Coupling Checklist - Increases understanding and retention for coupling.
  • Uncoupling Checklist - Increases understanding and retention for uncoupling.
  • Coupling & Uncoupling Twin Trailers Checklist - Increases understanding and retention for twin trailers.
  • Commentary - Offers additional interviews by industry professionals.
  • Bonus Hazard Perception Challenges (3) - Sharpens trainees’ skills learned in the video.
  • Quiz - 10 interactive questions; offers correct/incorrect remediation to reinforce effectiveness of training.
  • Safety in the Yard - Gives drivers specific tips for avoiding crashes and incidents when maneuvering in a yard or lot.