A Unique Approach for handling trucking cases
TRUCKING COURSE FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS
At Legacy, we focus beyond classroom lectures by offering a practical and hands-on experience that prepares you to make a difference with the trucking cases you handle.
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LEGACY Trucking Course for Legal Professionals
This program is special
Legacy offers a different approach with its truck driving course for legal professionals. We focus beyond classroom lectures. We offer a practical and hands-on experience so that you are prepared to make a difference with the trucking cases you handle on day one after completing the course.
Simply, you will have the opportunity to operate the truck yourself, as well as observe how we do it.
Operating the truck yourself
There are two ways to approach this. (1) Obtain a CDL Permit; or, (2) Drive on our enclosed properties. Either way, you will have ample space, time and opportunity to perform fundamental maneuvers such as basic control, shifting, left and right turns, backing exercises, slowing and stopping, and advanced maneuvers such as abrupt slowing with firm braking, emergency stopping with hard braking, skidding to a stop, and fast lane changes, among other maneuvers.
Our facilities are very spacious and closed-off from from public access. This allows us to provide you with a true behind-the-wheel driving experience.
Attending with a CDL Learner’s Permit
If you choose to obtain a CDL permit (CDLP) prior to attending the program, then you can and will legally operate the CMV on public roads during the program. Bear in mind that anyone who operates a CMV on public roads is subject to the same requirements as illustrated in Part 391 of the FMCSRs.
Attending without a CDL Learner’s Permit.
Nearly all of the driving instruction and demonstrations will take place on our facilities which are closed off to the general public, and therefore allows anyone to legally operate the CMV equipment without having to obtain a CDL Learner’s Permit, or engaging the complete driver qualification process. Our facilities, described subsequently in this catalogue, provide ample space to perform all maneuvers common to the operation of a CMV on streets and at highway speed.
Facilities and Equipment
Legacy facilities and equipment are modern, first-rate, impressive, and provide those who attend out programs with a favorable environment for learning and experiencing an ideal familiarization to the trucking industry. Legacy uses well-maintained modern advanced equipment. Tractors and trailers are operated by Lew Grill Specialized Services and leased to Legacy for training purposes.
Legacy facilities are located on a multi-purpose complex featuring a 27,143 sq. ft building with corporate offices, multiple classrooms equipped with modern teaching technology, trucking lab, multiple restroom areas, cafeteria, maintenance shop and cargo-handling area with overhead cranes, 15 truck bays, a 7-acre driving course, operations and dispatch center, and an approximately 2-mile paved proving grounds.
Legacy has classroom facilities that accommodate lecture, lab, and various workshop activities. The classrooms are equipped with multiple wide-screen TVs, display boards, overhead projection, white and black dry-erase boards, and power outlet desks.
Instruction is reinforced by using audio/visual equipment, charts, text books, and various reference materials. The classrooms can open into a single lecture facility, equipped to seat approximately 80 participants, or can separate into 2 classrooms with movable wall folding partician dividers as commonly utilized with high-end hotel convension rooms.
The Obstacle Skills Driving Range encompasses approximately 7 acres, patterned with a variety of configurations, including parallel parking, alley docking, serpentine maneuvers, off-set alley, straight-line backing, overhead clearance, diminishing alley, introduction to shifting, and turning. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the various maneuvers.
The Legacy Proving Grounds is used for special training and demonstration functions like skid control and recovery, stopping distances, visibility studies, emergency maneuvers, accident reenactment, skid to stop, hard brake procedures, wheel-off demonstrations, and even creating the conditions for driving in very limited visibility, such as fog and smoke. Participants attend instruction during daylight and nighttime hours. Visibility demonstrations at night include measuring the distances of lo-beam and high-beam headlights with respect to truck lighting, conspicuity tape, and placement of reflective warning triangles. Demonstrations include whether a trailer can be drug off the road in the event of locked brakes, and whether a driver can feel the difference of vibrations and sound when a set of duel wheels depart from a trailer. Timing exercises include the time and speed achieved in various gears, turning maneuvers, and the placement of warning devices according to regulation requirements. Hard braking, firm braking, emergency and non-emergency braking will be compared for various speeds.
Legacy Program Elements
Logistical information for attending the Legacy Program for Legal and Administrative Professionals is described below. Please call our administration office for class start dates and further inquiry.
-Program Length: This is a 20-hour program that takes place over the course of two days.
-Program cost: $2,880. The cost includes registration, books, materials and supplies, all course instruction, local transportation to/from hotels and the Legacy main facility, transportation to/from the Legacy Proving Grounds, and all meals.
The cost does not include the special fees required for attending with a CDL license or permit with the intent of receiving instruction on public roads, as described previously in this program guide. The instruction for non-CDL license or permit drivers takes place on roads and driving courses which are operated and controlled by Legacy at the time and place of your instruction, unless other arrangements have been made.
-Lodging: There are many local hotels and suites within one mile of Legacy. Pricing approximately ranges from $75 to $175 per night. We generally have a cost reduction for those enrolled in our programs. Please call the school and inquire.
-Meals: All meals are included in the program cost. Meals at the main facility are offered in our cafeteria. The meals are catered by local providers. Weather permitting, we often barbeque outdoors in our pavillion. Meals at the Legacy Proving Grounds are offered at our concession area.
Organization of the Program
The program begins with an orientation that includes: participant check-in & reception, welcome speech and material packet handouts, staff & participant introduction, an overview of safety policies, read & sign safety forms, PPE check out, course curriculum, and facility tour.
Examples of subjects taught in the classroom include instruction on the primary areas of accident causation, an overview of the general knowledge and endorsement CDL requirements, truck electronics and technology, electronic data recorders (EDRs), and vehicle out of service (OOS) criteria. An in-depth presentation of hours service (HOS) is taught, including filling out log-books, an overview of HOS regulations, the applicability of HOS, and industry challenges relating to HOS regulations. Other classroom subjects include general safety principles and hazards, an overview of FMCSR/state CDL manual hazard and safety rules and regulations, how "extreme caution" is used and applied, use of reflective safety triangles, drug & alcohol requirements, driver medical examination requirements and walkthrough, tire failures, abuses, and preventative maintenance, driver visibility and nighttime limitations, and more. A thorough Q & A period follows, with the opportunity to discuss personal cases.
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