• Chapter #13

    Travel Planning, Loading, Towing and Driving Special Vehicles                       

    Travel Planning Overview

    Chapter 13 will explain to the driver how to effectively plan for travel by preparing a trip plan, developing a driving route, and preparing the vehicle for travel.

    Students will also be introduced to the skills required for safely towing a boat or trailer, the techniques for backing a trailer successfully, equipment needed to tow a trailer and how to load a trailer properly.

    Objectives

    The student will:

    1. Describe the preparation needed before taking trips and planning considerations of the vehicle, vehicle loading and equipment, and personal considerations when driving to a destination far away.        

    2. Describe the skills required for safely towing a boat or trailer and the techniques required to back a trailer successfully.

    3. List the basic equipment needed to tow a trailer safely, describe how to connect a trailer to a vehicle, and explain the procedure for distributing weight when loading a trailer.

  • Homework