Hands on training at the terminal. Mike Wells, Sr. FB Driver, does an in-depth demonstration on the proper procedure to use a Rolltite.
All new drivers view the video "Cargo Securement". Mike Wells, Sr. FB Driver, will demonstrate the procedure for securing your load to a flat bed trailer. In class we go over the terms and equipment that you will need to know.
John Wight demonstrating the proper
procedure for cargo securement.
During class all drivers will be shown the way to properly fill out their logbooks. The new Hours of Service Regulations will be discussed. All of our logs are scanned electronically into our system. We use Rairtech services for this. The compliance department tracks your logs and helps to ensure you stay clear of violations.
Sometimes drivers are brought back to the home terminal for further training. This might include a refresher on couple/un-couple, backing, forward motion, cargo securement or a road test.
The simulator has pre planned trips and the driver runs the trip on the simulator. After the trip is completed the driver is given his score on his performance.
A driver using the simulator.
The Smith System demonstrates and tests the driver on how to plan ahead and possibly avoid problems before they occur.
A driver is learning the 5 points of the Smith System.
Gypsum Express will provide DMV Coil Manual to all NYS licensed flat bed drivers. We will also provide transportation to the local DMV for the driver to take the coil endorsement test. Gypsum Express will reimburse drivers for up to two tests and endorsement transfers.
Proper securement of a metal coil
(eyes to the sky).
In New York State, after five years of verifiable experience, Gypsum Express will provide the required mandatory training for tandem operation.
Proper tarp folding procedure ensures that you are prepared for your next load, and all the tarps uniformly folded and stored.
John Wight demonstrating the proper procedure
for folding and storing tarps.