This Recommended Practice is intended to establish a procedure to certify the trailer towing driving skill levels of professional drivers. This certification can be used by the individual driver to qualify their skills when seeking employment or other professional activity. These certification levels may also be used by test facilities or other organizations when seeking test or professional drivers of various skills.
This document provides directions for obtaining certification through Probitas Authentication®1 and associated trailer towing driving skill examination requirements.
This document is a supplement to SAE J3300, providing information specific to the trailer towing driving skill certification and clarifying the application of the rules set forth in SAE J3300 to the trailer towing certification. While the references, definitions, rules, and guidelines presented in SAE J3300 Sections 1 through 5 apply to the trailer towing certification, they are not repeated in this document.
This SAE Recommended Practice describes trailer towing driving skill levels for operating automobiles and light trucks in combination with a trailer, as they relate to vehicle operation, primarily for purposes of vehicle testing and evaluation or other professional driving. This document, in combination with SAE J3300, describes specific criteria for establishing trailer towing driving skill levels, verification methods, and certification procedures for the skill levels. This document may also be used as a basis for developing a trailer towing training program for drivers seeking certification. This document reflects current industry practice as refelected by on-going cooperation of OEM, supplier, independent test facilities, and other driving-related organizations. It is anticipated that this Recommended Practice will evolve into a broadly accepted SAE Standard that will promote harmonization of driving skill levels across the industry.