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Driver's Mechanical Awareness Seminar - 4 Hours

We can get tons of classes on federal and state regulations, but little if anything that teaches the driver to become involved in the maintenance decision-making process.

The driver needs to know how to diagnose the mechanical health of the piece of equipment they are operating.

Early intervention can prevent a routine maintenance item from becoming a breakdown or safety event. 

 

"If a driver is not able to recognize a pending failure, then every
breakdown is a surprise and every surprise a potential accident.
"
~ David Geaslin

 

The key to reducing vehicle maintenance costs and avoiding safety problems is the Early Detection of maintenance problems and the Early Intervention by the Maintenance Department. This seminar teaches operators and drivers how to become involved in the maintenance of the machine they operate. 

If a driver knows how to create an excellent write-up of the mechanical health of the piece of machinery at the end of the shift, the Maintenance Department can repair, refurbish, or adjust the machine to produce a quality product that will perform in a safe manner for the next shift. 

Of the multiple variables affecting the operation of a machine or truck, none is more important than for the operator to be able to recognize a pending failure before it occurs. If a part fails, it always damages the part next to it. If you can train your operators to recognize a pending failure and get the problem fixed before it fails,  you can cut your parts and labor bills by up to 50% or more. 

 
Truck Driver & Equipment Operator
Mechanical Awareness Training

Do your drivers know how to recognize a cracked or broken spring?

When they can see one side of the truck in one mirror and none in the other, do they know that is a broken spring center-bolt and their steering axle is slipping back and forth?

Do they know that the axle can slip enough to lose control or blow out a tire?

Reduce your Maintenance Cost by 30%!

"When the driver and operators become involved in the maintenance
of their equipment, maintenance costs drop dramatically."

The key to reducing vehicle maintenance costs and avoiding safety problems is the “Early Detection” of maintenance problems by the operators and “Early Intervention” by the Maintenance Department. 

My Driver’s Mechanical Awareness Training teaches operators and drivers how to become involved in the maintenance of the vehicles and machines they operate. If they know how to recognize a pending failure and create an excellent write-up at the end of the shift, the Maintenance Department can repair the machine to produce a quality repair that will perform in a safe manner. 

Of the multiple variables affecting the operational cost of a machine or truck, none is more important than for the operator to be able to recognize a pending failure early to dramatically improve reliability, costs, and safety. 

Half of your drivers and operators don’t know how to:

  • Read a voltmeter (A $500 wrecker bill for a failure to start on the road)

  • Recognize the importance of clutch free-play. (To triple the life of a $2,200 clutch)

  • Recognize a steering problem’s importance (Any rubbing sounds means danger)

  • Avoid a differential spin-out ($5,000 driver-induced problem)

  • Diagnose a brake problem (Any brake problem is a downing discrepancy)

  • Cool down a turbocharger (Triple the life of a $900 turbo)

  • Recognize a low power condition (Avoiding a $2,500 injector pump change)

  • Recognize a broken spring or spring center-bolt. (A safety issue)

This 4-hour course teaches the driver how to recognize these significant cost and safety issues and more. Let us demonstrate how this training will pay for itself by the second break of the class.

What your drivers don’t know
that they don't know!

Most of your drivers and operators are careful people. If they know something will damage a truck, they usually won’t do it.

If they don’t know what will happen to the truck if they do something, they won’t do that either, because they don’t know what will happen.

It is when a driver doesn’t know what he doesn’t know that you get the big maintenance bills.

This course teaches the drivers what they don’t know that they don’t know and it usually pays for itself by the second class break when some driver recognizes a mechanical condition that if not repaired would cost more than the whole course.

We teach them when it is best to shut down the truck and ask for help. It is a very good course

These are a few of the points we teach...

Do your drivers know that starting, stopping, and accelerating in soft earth is the same as driving up a hill and a different clutch technique is needed?

Do your drivers know that shock failures to axles ($900) and drivelines ($2,000) can be accurately diagnosed and they can be held responsible for thousands of dollars worth of damage to their unit?

Do your drivers know $5,000 differential spin-outs are caused by drivers and that they can be held responsible for the damage?

When one wheel is stopped and the other wheel is spinning in the mud and the speedometer says 50 mph, the differential spider gears are turning as if they were driving at 100 mph! The lubricants fail and “WHAM!”, $5,000 and a wrecker bill.

 

Seminar Offered At Your Location:
4-hour Class
You may mix & match classes for Facility, Operator, and Driver Courses.
Class size unrestricted if offered at your facility.


Home Up Facilities Equipment Drivers
The Geaslin Group
David Geaslin, Principal
 Houston Mobile: (832) 524-8214
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david@geaslin.com

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