18 Plan Trips and Make Appropriate Decisions

Performance Skill Standard:

Conditions of Performance:

  • Given a proposed trip order, load, and resources…

Statement of Work to be performed:

  • …The driver will lay out and plan the trip.

Performance Criteria:

  • Correctly identify necessary/required permits.
  • Estimate time of arrival to within 30 minutes.
  • Identify fuel stops and use of fuel router.
  • Calculate and budget money correctly to within $10.00.
  • Choose most effective route for time, budget, load, and conditions.

Performance Elements and Assessment Criteria:

  • Plans a route from one point to another that is optimal in terms of travel time; fuel costs; potential hazards; and federal, State, and local travel restrictions.
  • Arrange to secure permits required by the nature of the vehicle; it’s cargo, and route to be traveled.
  • Arrange a secure place for vehicle on layovers, especially when transporting hazardous materials.
  • Use math to calculate miles, fuel use, and expenses.
  • Interpret maps.
  • Estimates travel time and plan rest stops and layovers to ensure adequate rest.
  • Estimate fuel consumption and plan fuel stops.
  • Estimates needed expense money and obtain funds and/or company credit cards.
  • Accurately document expenses according to policy and regulation.