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Four Wheel Drive Fundamentals Course

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Four Wheel Drive Fundamentals Course

Course Overview

Four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles are common throughout most industries and are over-represented in incident statistics. Workers log countless millions of hours in them every year, but how many workers really understand the capabilities and limitations of their vehicle?

Many workers coming from urban areas may have never had the benefit of firsthand experience with four-wheel drive vehicles, and many who have had experience will have gaps in their knowledge. These gaps can result in incidents and injuries as well as property or equipment damage. This Four-Wheel Drive Fundamentals course provides the basic information required for the safe operation of commercial four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles.


Approximately 30 minutes

Four-wheel Drive Fundamentals Online Course Topics

  • Equipment familiarization

  • When and how to engage and disengage two-wheel, all-wheel, four-wheel high, and four-wheel low ranges

  • How to properly operate transfer cases and axles

  • Ascending and descending hills

  • Water crossing

  • Traversing ditches or other obstacles

  • Driving on rough or unmaintained roads

  • Driving on slippery roads

  • Handling on hills, curves, and ditches

  • Vehicle stability and reducing the risk of rollover

Test & Certificate Of Completion

Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet-capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smartphones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.