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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Tractor Trailer Driving (VEH 202)

Course Category: 
40 hours (5 days).
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York and 9 Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn, NY.
January 1993 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: operate and maneuver tractor-trailer apparatus in a safe and efficient manner: conduct a pre-trip inspection; hook up a trailer to a tractor, back- up, parallel park, drive through a serpentine course and perform over the road driving; employ FDNY's Vision Safe driving program; control vehicles during emergency and non-emergency responses and evaluate fire and emergency responses to determine proper placement of the apparatus and correct deployment to ensure success of all fireground operations. Students study the intracacities of tractor trailer's systems and parts. Students also prepare for the New York State Commercial Driver's Written Knowledge and Skills Tests. 


Major topics include: commercial driver's license program, safe driving, air brakes, cargo placement and hazardous materials, combination vehicles, trailer hook up, and pre-trip inspection procedures.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate degree/ certificate category, 1 semester hour in Fire Science or Emergency Vehicle Operations (5/04 - review conducted by the American Council on Education) (11/07) (6/11 revalidation) (7/16 revalidation) (6/21 revalidation).