Michigan Center for Truck Safety's Mobile Truck Simulator Program
Imagine this.... you are driving on a two way undivided road, you look down at the radio and when you look up, a vehicle has crossed the center-line and is headed toward you. If you are driving a heavy truck, your next action will most likely determine if the occupants of that vehicle will survive. Would you make the right decision? Drivers attending the Emergency Maneuvers course offered in our simulator know what the right decision is because they get to practice this and other potentially fatal circumstances without any risk of personal injury or property damage.
The Center's Mobile Truck Simulator offers training to commercial drivers ranging from very specific collision avoidance techniques all the way to basic hazard perception methods. Simulators offer a controlled, risk-free environment in which virtually any scenario can be recreated and practiced.
Training courses are offered at no cost to Michigan companies and drivers. Each class is 2.5 hours in length and cover one of the following areas:
- Circles of influence (decision making, hazard perception)
- Adverse conditions (bad weather, low visibility)
- Emergency maneuvers (vehicle control, collision avoidance)
- Space management (following distance, space cushion)
- Speed management (vehicle handling, stopping distance)
Classes are available throughout the State of Michigan (schedule Permitting). There is at least one individual qualified to instruct classes in the simulator.
Pictures of the simulator are online at https://goo.gl/photos/zmv2H3F3sjuLaiut7
Video of our simulator on Grand Rapids Fox 17 TV, at http://via.wxmi.com/Ngk0C and https://youtu.be/zgcMvrnSyRQ
If you are interested in the simulator program, please contact Chuck Simmons at (800) 682-4682 or click contact us.