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A-1 APPENDIX A SURVEY MAILED TO TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOLS, TRUCK AND BUS COMPANIES, AND INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS COMMERCIAL TRUCK & BUS SAFETY SYNTHESIS PROGRAM Requests your participation in a survey: A critical part of our project, "Training of Commercial Vehicle Drivers: Best Practices," is to gain the perspective of experts regarding what works (and what doesn't work) in training entry-level CMV drivers to perform safely under a full range of operating conditions. We are most concerned with the `finishing' aspects of entry-level driver training. Taking as our starting point that the PTDI/FHWA model curriculum establishes a minimum standard for the knowledge component of CMV driver training, less is known about the best means of providing beginning drivers with supplemental instruction focused on key safety problems such as speed and space management, hazardous operating conditions, fitness-to-drive, and other "lifestyle" issues. Please fax your responses to the number shown below. Responses will be summarized only by topic (survey item 112) and type of respondent (driving school, company/carrier, industry organization, etc.). This will ensure that all individual responses remain confidential. Your opinions, expressed through responses to the following twelve survey items, will have a definite impact on the `best prac- tices' CMV driver training recommendations published by TRB. Thank you, in advance, for the valuable time you contribute to this research. Contact information: TransAnalytics, LLC 1722 Sumneytown Pike, Box 328 215-855-5380 (ph) Dr. Loren Staplin Kulpsville, PA 19443 215-855-5381 (fax) Principal Investigator Survey respondent profile information (no names, please): What type of organization do you work for? _______________________________________________ Are you directly involved in training entry-level CMV drivers? YES NO (If no, go to next page) How many students enter and graduate from your program each year? enter: _____ graduate: _____ What is the cost for a student to go through your training program? ____ Who pays? ______________ Avg. no. of trainees per group/class? ____ Avg. time for a trainee to qualify as a solo driver? _______ What vehicle types and special equipment are used in the driver training provided by your organization? _________________________________________________________________________________________________ What must a trainee do to satisfy the goals of your training program? PLEASE FAX YOUR COMPLETED SURVEY TO 215-855-5381. THANK YOU!

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A-2 1. In your own words, please explain: What specific techniques have you used (or are you familiar with) to provide hands-on training in speed and space management to a beginner? What works the best, and what makes you say so? On a scale from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest), how would you rate the effectiveness of these instructional technologies in meeting training goals in this area? (Please enter a number for every choice) `e-learning' via computer in remote location ___ computer-aided instruction in the classroom ___ non-interactive simulation in a cab mock-up ___ high-fidelity fully interactive driving simulator ___ conventional training aids (e.g., textbooks, videotapes, slides, models) ___ (Please describe below) 2. In your own words, please explain: What specific techniques have you used (or are you familiar with) to provide hands-on training to a beginner for driving in hazardous weather conditions? What works the best, and what makes you say so? On a scale from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest), how would you rate the effectiveness of these instructional technologies in meeting training goals in this area? (Please enter a number for every choice) `e-learning' via computer in remote location ___ computer-aided instruction in the classroom ___ non-interactive simulation in a cab mock-up ___ high-fidelity fully interactive driving simulator ___ conventional training aids (e.g., textbooks, videotapes, slides, models) ___ (Please describe below)

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A-3 3. In your own words, please explain: What specific techniques have you used (or are you familiar with) to provide hands-on training in rollover prevention to a beginner? What works the best, and what makes you say so? On a scale from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest), how would you rate the effectiveness of these instructional technologies in meet- ing training goals in this area? (Please enter a number for every choice) `e-learning' via computer in remote location ___ computer-aided instruction in the classroom ___ non-interactive simulation in a cab mock-up ___ high-fidelity fully interactive driving simulator ___ conventional training aids (e.g., textbooks, videotapes, slides, models) ___ (Please describe below) 4. In your own words, please explain: What specific techniques have you used (or are you familiar with) to provide hands-on training in safe nighttime operations to beginners? What works the best, and what makes you say so? On a scale from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest), how would you rate the effectiveness of these instructional technologies in meeting training goals in this area? (Please enter a number for every choice) `e-learning' via computer in remote location ___ computer-aided instruction in the classroom ___ non-interactive simulation in a cab mock-up ___ high-fidelity fully interactive driving simulator ___ conventional training aids (e.g., textbooks, videotapes, slides, models) ___ (Please describe below)

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A-4 5. In your own words, please explain: What specific techniques have you used (or are you familiar with) to provide hands-on training in tight maneuvering of the vehicle (backing, docking, turning) to a beginner? What works the best, and what makes you say so? On a scale from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest), how would you rate the effectiveness of these instructional technologies in meet- ing training goals in this area? (Please enter a number for every choice) `e-learning' via computer in remote location ___ computer-aided instruction in the classroom ___ non-interactive simulation in a cab mock-up ___ high-fidelity fully interactive driving simulator ___ conventional training aids (e.g., textbooks, videotapes, slides, models) ___ (Please describe below) 6. In your own words, please explain: What specific techniques have you used (or are you familiar with) to provide hands-on training in performing emergency maneuvers (such as skid control and recovery) to a beginner? What works the best, and what makes you say so? On a scale from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest), how would you rate the effectiveness of these instructional technologies in meet- ing training goals in this area? (Please enter a number for every choice) `e-learning' via computer in remote location ___ computer-aided instruction in the classroom ___ non-interactive simulation in a cab mock-up ___ high-fidelity fully interactive driving simulator ___ conventional training aids (e.g., textbooks, videotapes, slides, models) ___ (Please describe below)

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A-5 7. In your own words, please explain: What specific techniques have you used (or are you familiar with) to provide hands- on training to beginners in vehicle inspection and maintenance (include pre- and post-trip)? What works the best, and what makes you say so? On a scale from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest), how would you rate the effectiveness of these instructional technologies in meet- ing training goals in this area? (Please enter a number for every choice) `e-learning' via computer in remote location ___ computer-aided instruction in the classroom ___ non-interactive simulation in a cab mock-up ___ high-fidelity fully interactive driving simulator ___ conventional training aids (e.g., textbooks, videotapes, slides, models) ___ (Please describe below) 8. In your own words, please explain: What specific techniques have you used (or are you familiar with) to provide hands-on training to beginners in (a) passenger safety and security (buses only) OR (b) coupling/uncoupling and cargo loading/ unloading/securement (trucks only)? What works the best, and what makes you say so? On a scale from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest), how would you rate the effectiveness of these instructional technologies in meet- ing training goals in this area? (Please enter a number for every choice) `e-learning' via computer in remote location ___ computer-aided instruction in the classroom ___ non-interactive simulation in a cab mock-up ___ high-fidelity fully interactive driving simulator ___ conventional training aids (e.g., textbooks, videotapes, slides, models) ___ (Please describe below)

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A-6 9. In your own words, please explain: What specific techniques have you used (or are you familiar with) to provide training to beginners to enable them to maintain their health and wellness? What works the best, and what makes you say so? On a scale from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest), how would you rate the effectiveness of these instructional technologies in meet- ing training goals in this area? (Please enter a number for every choice) `e-learning' via computer in remote location ___ computer-aided instruction in the classroom ___ non-interactive simulation in a cab mock-up ___ high-fidelity fully interactive driving simulator ___ conventional training aids (e.g., textbooks, videotapes, slides, models) ___ (Please describe below) 10. In your own words, please explain: What specific techniques have you used (or are you familiar with) to provide fit- ness-for-duty training to beginners (including hours of service regulations)? What works the best, and what makes you say so? On a scale from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest), how would you rate the effectiveness of these instructional technologies in meet- ing training goals in this area? (Please enter a number for every choice) `e-learning' via computer in remote location ___ computer-aided instruction in the classroom ___ non-interactive simulation in a cab mock-up ___ high-fidelity fully interactive driving simulator ___ conventional training aids (e.g., textbooks, videotapes, slides, models) ___ (Please describe below)

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A-7 11. In your own words, please explain: What specific techniques have you used (or are you familiar with) to provide training to beginners about how to manage their work schedules and family time? What works the best, and what makes you say so? On a scale from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest), how would you rate the effectiveness of these instructional technologies in meet- ing training goals in this area? (Please enter a number for every choice) `e-learning' via computer in remote location ___ computer-aided instruction in the classroom ___ non-interactive simulation in a cab mock-up ___ high-fidelity fully interactive driving simulator ___ conventional training aids (e.g., textbooks, videotapes, slides, models) ___ (Please describe below) 12. In your own words, please explain: What specific techniques have you used (or are you familiar with) to provide train- ing to beginners about planning/managing their finances when on the road? What works the best, and what makes you say so? On a scale from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest), how would you rate the effectiveness of these instructional technologies in meeting training goals in this area? (Please enter a number for every choice) `e-learning' via computer in remote location ___ computer-aided instruction in the classroom ___ non-interactive simulation in a cab mock-up ___ high-fidelity fully interactive driving simulator ___ conventional training aids (e.g., textbooks, videotapes, slides, models) ___ (Please describe below)