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Rick recently spent a week in Scottsdale, Arizona successfully attending the class, Inspection and Investigation of Commercial Vehicle Crashes, provided by the University of North Florida, Institute of Police Technology & Management, IPTM), covering the subject matter: Unique characteristics of commercial motor vehicles and the special dynamics at play when one is involved in a collision; Detailed information of the nomenclature and operation of commercial motor vehicles; Post crash inspections; Topics Include: Tractor Trailer nomenclature; Brake systems: configuration and operation; Wheels, rims, and tires; Steering, Suspension, and Frames; Trailer coupling devices – fifth wheels; Log books; Center of mass determinations; Skid mark measurement and speed analysis; Jackknifing; Hydroplaning; Rollover; Vehicle dynamics in braking; Weight shifting.

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