What We Offer
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
We now offer our titles in DVD format as well as the VHS videotape format.
Our basic series D1 to D12 titles are detailed and procedural. The tapes can be used for truck driver training schools or for refresher courses.
Series D13 and up are for experienced drivers. The topics cover familiar issues in a memorable way, making them high impact for your drivers. Most single tapes include a quiz for drivers and meeting attendance sign-up form.
Series K Video Kits contain one or two tapes, written materials and/or handouts and overhead projection sheets. Most kits include a poster pertaining to the topic. Some kits have an audio tape and some kits have an Earl Pitts Commentary videotape.
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THE BENEFITS FOR YOU
SAVE MONEY Insurance carriers look favorably at organizations that are safety minded.
SAVE MONEY Employees who have safety in mind can help reduce time lost due to injury.
SAVE MONEY Vehicle wear is lessened with safe driving patterns and methods.
SAVE MONEY Extend fuel mileage with smooth safe driving techniques.
SAVE MONEY The videotape running times have been designed to quickly address each issue and get personnel back on the job.
OTHER BENEFITS and SERVICES
Quantity discounts for additional copies you may need.
Site licenses available to make high volume tape copies for all your locations.
Customized tapes with your personnel, logo and vehicles for seamless presentations.
Conversion of any videotape to other formats, such as DVD.
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SINGLE DVDS AND VIDEOTAPES
ALL SINGLE DVDs (or their VHS video quivalent) SELL FOR 150.00 EACH plus processing and shipping.
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D1 BACKING CONCEPTS 14:28 total running time
Discusses basic concepts associated with backing such as opposite steering, correct setup, the need to anticipate the desired movement,and the need to control the angle of articulation as you back. Explains the fundamentals of how the unit moves during the backing movement. 150.00
D2 UNDERSTANDING BACKING 16:30
Shows the importance of correct positioning when backing. Discusses correct set up procedures, how to maneuver when doing a jack-knife, an angle back, or a straight back. Explains how to teach the correct way to steer when backing. Shows some problems caused by incorrect procedures and how to correct these problems. 150.00
D3 PROPER BACKING TECHNIQUES 17:00
Shows the correct techniques for straightbacking, angle backing, and jack-knife type
backing. Stresses the importance of using the mirrors properly when backing. Includes many helpful hints for the driver to use when backing. Stresses slow, careful movement when backing. 150.00
D4 ADVANCED BACKING TECHNIQUES 16:05
Shows procedures for the most difficult backing problems. These include blindside backing, over center backing, alley docks, and S-maneuver type backing. Includes many safety tips for the driver. Designed for use by experienced drivers. 150.00
D5 POSITIONING FOR BACKING 15:36
Shows the correct procedures for backing off wide streets, narrow streets, backing with
tandems slid forward and backing into a narrow opening. Includes helpful safety tips for the driver. 150.00
D6 BACKING SAFETY 17:24
This is the most important part of backing or any other driving movement. This video shows blind areas around the unit and how to control the unit as you back. Shows the eight points which protrude as you back and how these affect safety. Shows how to control traffic when backing off streets. Includes many safety tips for drivers. 150.00
D7 PROPER CORNERING TECHNIQUES 22:00
Examines problems encountered by the driver when negotiating in city traffic. Explains how to position the unit for various types of corners and how to control the movement of other traffic as you complete the corner. Discusses proper use of the convex mirror and how to complete the corner as efficiently and safely as possible. 150.00
D8 LEFT TURNS, SPECIALIZED TURNS 15:00
Discusses left turns on normal width streets, left turns on narrow streets, left turns off of one way streets, left and right turns off streets with multiple turn lanes, some common problems associated with these turns and some solutions to these problems. Shows the correct sight sequence necessary to safely complete left and right turns. 150.00
D9 ATTITUDE, PROFESSIONALISM AND SAFETY 12:04
This video uses a series of "trick and fancy" pool shots to demonstrate professionalism, then takes the idea of being a professional to the area of truck driving. Stresses interaction with customers, control of fatigue, and other areas in driving where a professional attitude is needed. 150.00
D10 DRIVING STRATEGIES 12:25
Allows the viewer to share in the numerous "tricks of the trade" that experienced Million Mile drivers have developed over the years. These include such things as protecting your blind areas, driving ahead of yourself, how to approach toll booths, driving with the traffic flow, how to use your eyes correctly, and much more. 150.00
D11 TRAINING YOUR EYES FOR EXPERT DRIVING 15:10
This video documents the correct use of your eyes while driving. Demonstrates how to use your eyes to steer, time interaction with others, and detect hazards. Also demonstrates how to use the information your eyes have provided to adjust your space cushion and how to use your signals to alert others of a problem. 150.00
D12 TRAINING YOUR MIND FOR EXPERT DRIVING 13:00
Discusses the correct procedure for each movement necessary when driving. These
include merging, passing, turning, backing, and stress the correct sight sequence for each. 150.00
D13 A DRIVER'S STORY 10:00
This tape shows how drivers gradually develop bad driving habits, and how a driver pays emotionally for mistakes that cause injury or death. The danger of tailgating becomes apparent when the trucker is involved in a fatal accident. This tape is very effective when run at the end of a meeting. 150.00
D14 SAFETY SHARK 10:35
If you witness a crime, you call the police. If you spot a fire, you call the fire station. In each case you hand the situation to a professional who will be in a control position and able to think ahead. These professionals don't allow the situation to reduce their self control--neither should the driver of a truck. 150.00
D15 THE NAME OF THE GAME POSITION 16:47
Our friend Stu the Cue talks about turns, ramps and backing. A lot of good tips as well as common sense information here. 150.00
D16 TAKE YOUR CUE FROM US 13:30
Stu the Cue is at it again. His jokes are real groaners, but his points are well taken. Lots of scenes of trucks moving through traffic in correct fashion. 150.00
D17 JOE'S LAST DAY (INATTENTIVE DRIVING) 12:00
This tape follows Joe as he makes his last run after a long and rewarding driving career. His mind wanders as he drives, and his lack of attention changes the outcome of the day he has anticipated for so long. 150.00
D18 YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE 10:00
Talks about the importance of attentive driving while scenes of different truck accidents are shown. The scenes include rollovers and a burned vehicle. Not a gory tape. 150.00
D19 JOE'S LAST DAY (DRINKING AND DRIVING) 15:00
This tape has similarities to D17 in content except that Joe and his buddies are drinking
before he hits the road. 150.00
D20 IRON MIKE AND HOBO 11:00
Fatigue plays a part in highway mishaps. Pressured by time, the seasoned driver pushes himself to the limit. Events stack up against him with terrible consequences for him, and others. 150.00
D21 WINTER DRIVING TIPS 10:57
Do a good pretrip, carry a survival kit, and use the Three Point System. A great reminder for experienced drivers, and very instructional for new drivers. 150.00
D22 WINTER DRIVING SAFETY 12:25
To sum this one up, never ask your rig to do more than it has the traction to do. Simple idea, but this is the basis for good control in winter. Do you know about dropping 50 RPM to help avoid skids and jackknifing the truck? 150.00
D24 HAPPY GO LUCKY 8:00
Discusses how we feel about intersections. Not one of us daydreams while we are passing...we intuitively feel threatened during those few seconds that we are in the oncoming lane. This video stresses the importance of considering intersections with the same respect we give to passing. 150.00
D25 PENANCE 8:00
Any driver involved in a fatal collision would do anything to be able to go back and change things. They can't go back, but you can prevent future tragedies--give safety the respect it deserves. Nothing about driving is as important. 150.00
D26 A QUESTION OF RESPECT 10:00
The best drivers take safety seriously, work at it, live it each day. They have respect for their rig, respect for other drivers, respect for themselves, and most importantly, they have respect for safety. 150.00
D27 DECISIONS 12:00
Jim Hanna could have profited greatly from this accident; but he turned down a legal settlement. In his own way, he would like to collect from each of us, the debt incurred by the death of his daughter. In this video, he is asking us to make a decision --a decision to commit ourselves totally to safety. 150.00
D28 IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE 8:00
The story depicted in this video is true. The driver recounts that it happened in a fraction of a second. He relives this fraction of a second over and over again in his nightmares. Let's all learn a lesson from this and re-examine our driving habits to make sure that they are as safe as possible. It really can happen "In the blink of an eye." 150.00
D29 THE FIFTH REASON 7:30
From the first day of truck driving school, you are given four reasons not to speed: 1) speeding wastes fuel; 2) speeding is hard on the equipment; 3) speeding causes unnecessary freight damage; 4) speeding is more stressful to the driver. This video covers the fifth reason: that hollow feeling in your gut when you realize you should have slowed down. 150.00
D31 DIESEL COWBOY 6:48
This video shows the aftermath of a collision in which fog was a key factor. It clearly explains what "too fast for conditions" means. Contains television news footage right from the accident scene. 150.00
THE VIDEO KITS GREAT VALUES
Each of the following kits contain one meeting opener tape, one main tape, written materials and/or handouts and overhead projection sheets. Most kits include a poster pertaining to the topic. Some kits have an audio tape and some kits have an Earl Pitts Commentary videotape.
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This package discusses sleep debit, circadian rhythms, and strategies to reduce fatigue. The "Iron Mike" video re-enacts the terrible consequences as a driver pushes himself to the limit. The kit contains an Earl Pitts Commentary on Fatigue video (TRT 4:00), the video Iron Mike and Hobo (TRT 11:00). In addition, the kit contains written materials, overhead transparencies, posters, and driver handouts appropriate to the subject. 200.00
K22 WINTER SAFETY
Most of us run into winter conditions and one of the ideas in this kit is simply this---Don't ask your rig to do more than it has the traction to do! The kit contains an Earl Pitts Commentary on Winter Driving video (TRT 3:08), a Winter Driving Safety video (TRT 12:25). The kit also contains written materials, overhead transparencies, posters, and driver handouts appropriate to the subject. 200.00
K29 THE PRICE OF SPEED
There are four reasons not to speed, and this package discusses those reasons and more--a fifth and most important reason for reducing speed. The kit contains an Earl Pitts Commentary on Speeding video (TRT 2:40), The Fifth Reason video (TRT 7:30). The kit also contains written materials, overhead transparencies, posters, and driver handouts appropriate to the subject. 200.00
K31 DWA DRIVING WITHOUT AWARENESS
Inattention" is a main cause of accidents. It can be divided into three areas: Mechanical, Mental, and Psychological. This kit discusses these types of inattention and recommends techniques to avoid "DWA." The kit contains the Earl Pitts Commentary on Staying Focused video (TRT 2:53), the video entitled Hard Riding Hero, written materials, overhead transparencies, posters, and driver handouts appropriate to the
K38 ROLLOVERS: THE HUMAN FACTOR
This kit reviews the factors that can influence a rollover. Physics, driving environment, and most of all, the Human Factor. Kit contains information about "speed adaptation" for all types of trucks, meeting opener video Rollovers: Causes, Costs, and Cures (TRT 2:05) and the video No Need to Roll Over (TRT 8:38). Also includes lots of written materials, overhead transparencies, and a black & white poster. 200.00
K40 AGRESSIVE DRIVING AND ROAD RAGE
Aggressive driving is operating a vehicle without regard for the safety of other drivers. This kit discusses some of the reasons for road rage as well as some solutions to the problem. Written materials and a poster supplement the tapes Staying in Control (TRT 3:15) and Road Rage and Aggressive Driving (TRT 7:58). 200.00
The following kits contain one video and written materials.
K41 HOW YA GONNA MOVE? BACK INJURY AVOIDANCE 11:30
Only about 6% of all injuries to truck drivers are caused by vehicle accidents-the vast majority are caused by slips, falls, back strains, and improper lifting techniques. 200.00
K42 TWENTY REASONS NOT TO TAILGATE 8:45
The title says it all. A countdown of the reasons with vivid images of what and what not to do in traffic to avoid tailgating and tailgaters. This kit also includes an audio cassette. 200.00
K46 WARM WEATHER LETDOWN 10:30
The warm weather arrives and we see a spike in the accident rate. Why? The answer is simple. We let our guard down thinking we can relax because we made it through the winter. The problem is that the roads aren't any less dangerous, it's only the type of accidents that have changed. Includes Safety Meeting Guide, videotape, overhead projections for 200.00.
K47 PATTERN DRIVING
Experienced drivers take note. Whether you realize it or not, you are already a "pattern driver." The goal of this presentation is to make sure that the patterns you use are the safest ones. The kit includes a ten minute video, a safety meeting guide, mylars for overhead projection and a free sample audio tape. 200.00
K43 FORKLIFT SAFETY 13:45
The most basic safety rule is that people don't hit things that they see; so, when an accident happens, you can bet that either the operator did not see the problem at all, or he saw it too late to avoid it. This kit will help you cover general operation and safety, leading with your eyes, thestability triangle and more. This kit includes the video Forklift Safety How Ya Gonna Move, daily checklist, wall poster, quiz, and much more. 150.00
K44 DOCK WORKERS SAFETY 8:50
An accident in the warehouse or loading dock area can happen in an instant and the results can last a lifetime. A painful lifetime. The problem can be blamed on one or both of two factors: the working situation and /or the worker. This kit covers both situations and includes the video Dock Worker Safety, a safety meeting guide, transparencies, wall poster and quiz. 200.00
D45 WAREHOUSE SAFETY 6:33
Have you ever had to take a message to someone in the warehouse? Check on a package in the loading dock area? Office workers, clerks, salesmen, and maintenance personnel should be aware of the dangers in the warehouse. This video Warehouse Safety will show employees how to see and be seen in these potentially dangerous areas of the workplace. 200.00
K48 10-4 AND HOME TO PARADISE 8:38
Truck drivers are required to work long hours on an almost daily basis, and much of their driving is done at night. These two things can lead to dangerous fatigue. This kit shows drivers how to recognize, prevent and manage fatigue. Included in this kit is the video 10-4 and Home to Paradise, a safety meeting guide, wall poster, overhead transparencies and a Terms and Definitions guide for the instructor. 200.00
K49 WINTER DRIVING- THE 7 DEADLY SINS 11:00
Probably the biggest change that a driver has to make as winter approaches is to adopt a new thinking. This safety first mind set should start before we even leave the terminal. This kit covers seven ideas to make the transition to winter driving a smooth one. Included in this kit is the video Winter Driving The Seven Deadly Sins a safety meeting guide , overhead transparencies, driver handout, and a wall poster. 200.00
K50 Let It Ride: Work Zone Safety 9:17
Road construction is a problem faced by drivers all year round. And while it may be an inconvenience, it is not something to be taken lightly. This kit will demonstrate how important it is to drive safely in work zones, not only from the drivers vantage point but from the point of view of the construction workers as well. Included in this kit is the video Let It Ride, overhead transparencies, safety meeting guide and small wall poster. 200.00
K51 Working With The Man 11:29
This may be one of the most important meetings you have with your drivers. The reason for this is that it involves the most basic aspect of their career-driving within the boundaries of the law and common sense. This video kit covers tailgating, speeding, road construction, bad weather, and fatigue as seen from the officers point of view. Includes the video Working With The Man, safety meeting guide, transparencies and color poster.
K52 DRIVING ETHICS 8:14
Being ethical is to act in accordance with approved standards of behavior. It is a socially or professionally accepted code, conforming to professionally endorsed principals.
When it comes to driving ethics: we're the ones who decide how we're going to react to other traffic around us. No one else makes these decisions for us. It all comes down to control, and you the driver, have that control. This video will show you how to keep control in various driving situations. Included in the kit is the video Driving Ethics, a safety meeting guide, overhead transparencies and a wall poster. 200.00
K53 EXTREME WEATHER BLUES 9:28
While driving in extreme weather conditions, the decisions you make will determine whether you end up safety at your destination or jackknifed in the ditch. Two issues are key when dealing with extreme weather: vision and traction. In this kit you will find useful tips and techniques to help deal with these problems. Included in this kit is the safety meeting guide, overhead transparencies and a small wall poster and the video Extreme Weather Blues. 200.00
K54 BUCKO UP 7:38
Seat Belt usage is the topic, combined with other safety factors. In this video the driver made three major mistakes. First, he was guilty of aggressive driving. Second, he was guilty of tailgating. Third, was quilty of not wearing his seat belt. A fresh look at a familiar topic. Contains materials and the video Bucko Up. 200.00
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