Vehicle Investigation I
Course Length: 10 Days (80 Hours)
course combines presentations by commercial vehicle component
manufacturers with insights from experienced commercial vehicle
collision investigators. This combination of instructional expertise
is designed to improve knowledge and skills of officers who inspect
commercial vehicles prior to and/or after a crash. Emphasis is
placed on component design and normal operational performance,
indications of normal and abnormal wear, and component failure.
This course provides an understanding of commercial vehicle performance
characteristics necessary to apply appropriate collision investigative
techniques and procedures based upon inspection of the vehicle.
curriculum includes the following:
and Trailer Nomenclature
b. On-Board Computer Data, Tachograph Charts, Log Books
c. Brake System Configuration and Operation
d. Wheels, Rims and Tires
e. Steering, Suspension and Frames
f. Trailer Coupling Devices - Fifth Wheel, Dollys
g. Cargo Tie-Downs and Weight Distribution
commercial vehicle investigation courses can be taken in any order.