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Heavy Vehicle Reconstruction

The purpose of this course is to provide the crash investigator with sufficient knowledge to accurately and thoroughly investigate a heavy vehicle (commercial vehicle) collision. There is heavy emphasis on problem solving and finding resources. At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to quantify speeds of the vehicle. 40 hours 2 Qualified Instructors (minimum)

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Tuition Basis-
20 student minimum

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Maximum number of students: 30 students
Materials Provided:

  • Hand-held calculator for each student
  • Text book containing all PowerPoint presentations
  • Binder containing work projects, field work sheets & formulae
  • CAR Traffic Template
  • Compact Disk – containing all PowerPoint presentations; Heavy Vehicle software; referenced documentation & materials

Detailed Description:

  • History of commercial motor vehicle regulations
  • Common types of truck crashes
  • Nomenclature & general background
  • Truck braking systems & suspensions
  • Articulated Vehicle Dynamics
  • Investigative Techniques of Truck Collision
  • Off – Tracking
  • FMCSR Violations as Contributing Factors
  • Event Data Recorders (EDR)
  • Human Factors in Truck Crashes
  • Resources for Truck Collisions
  • Field Projects involving Heavy Vehicles

"Lenny and Greg have different personalities and work well together. They relate to every student. Excellent class."

Mike Davis, Maryland State Police

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