Driving Techniques: Straight Truck Series - Online Training Course

Interactive Training
15 minutes
Last Updated

Course Description

Driving Techniques: Straight Truck Series - Online Training Course


The Straight Truck Series is a collection of training programs which emphasize the essential skills necessary for staying safe on the road while operating a straight truck. This series is appropriate for all levels of truck drivers, from the entry-level to the veteran driver operating any type of straight truck.

  • The J. J. Keller's Driving Techniques: Straight Truck Series eLearning course covers the following topics:
    • Driving Techniques
      • Defensive Driving
      • Turns & Intersections
      • Railroad Crossings
      • Merging & Passing
      • Roundabouts
      • Night Driving & Extreme Weather
  • After completing this course, learners will be able to:
    • Discuss defensive driving strategies to protect themselves while on the road
    • Apply proper driving techniques to safely operate their straight truck
    • Identify precautions to take when driving at night and in extreme weather conditions
  • Intended Audience: Straight truck drivers
  • Regs Covered: CFR or ANSI
  • Length: 15 minutes
  • Copyright Date: 2017


System Req.

This course can be completed using a tablet device, such as an iPad or Android tablet. We do not recommend nor support using a mobile device with a screen size of fewer than seven inches, such as a smartphone.

To ensure full course functionality, your computer will need to meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Windows XP operating system, or later
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • Speakers or headphones, soundcard or onboard audio source
  • Video card and monitor capable of a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 and higher for PC / Mozilla Firefox 19 and higher for PC / Google Chrome 25 or higher for PC. If using a Mac desktop or laptop, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox typically work, however it is advised you install the latest version of those browsers as well as the latest version of Flash. 
    • Pop-up blockers must be disabled
    • JavaScript must be enabled
    • Flash Player 10, however, the latest version is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
    • Cookies must be allowed
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher
  • Minimum bandwidth availability of 1.5 Mbps. 3.0 Mbps or higher recommended.


Driving Techniques training is designed to help truck drivers understand the basic driving techniques that will help them develop the skills and attitude necessary to safely operate a straight truck. Specifically, it covers the importance of defensive driving and knowing how to safely maneuver a straight truck through turns and intersections, over railroad crossings, while merging and passing, and while driving through roundabouts. The program also covers how your driving techniques should change when driving at night or in extreme weather conditions.

Digital Formats
Atlantic Training courses are available in various digital formats, from Scorm interactive courses to simple video links. Select dropdowns below for more information