Truck driver training schools and Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) testing agencies face pressure to keep up with the perennial driver shortages. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, these pressures are exacerbated by social distancing rules that increase the time and manpower demands for CDL road tests. TRB is hosting a webinar on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will explore the advantages of conducting CDL tests using truck driving simulators programmed to meet the standards of the CDL test. The technology has the potential to be applied in the CDL test’s skill portion including pre-trip inspections, some maneuvers, and the on-road test.
This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Truck and Bus Safety.
Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.
Webinar agenda and presenters:
- Why the military, aviation industry and medical school use simulation: Pierro Hirsch, Virage Simulation
- Proof of concept: John Rojas, Del Mar College
- Question and answer session: Moderated by Bob Scopatz, VHB
The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.
At the end of this webinar, you will able to:
- Identify how truck simulators are used as valid testing instruments
- Discuss how truck simulators compare to typical CDL test methods
Professional Development Hour Information
Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.
Pre-registration is required. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to register. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk for assistance in signing in.
Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.
TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.
Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.
This Summary Last Modified On: 9/24/2020