ITI CEO Speaks at Vancouver Boardroom Breakfast

Posted on Posted in Fleet Training, News, Safety Training

ITI CEO Dr. Jim Voorhees was the featured speaker at the Vancouver Business Journal Boardroom Breakfast yesterday. About 50 people listened while John McDonagh, VBJ co-publisher and president of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce posed questions and got the history of ITI. Here are 10 things those who attended the breakfast learned about Voorhees Read More…

Split Your Big Goals into Smaller Goals

Posted on Posted in Driver Training, Fleet Training, Manager Training, time-crunched safety manager

If you’re struggling with making changes in your workplace (like how to implement a training plan), the New Year is a great time to rethink the problems holding you back. If big, hairy, crazy, audacious goals frequently fall flat, you might need to break those goals into smaller parts. Experts who study the way companies successfully Read More…

New Course: Introduction to Electronic Logging Devices

Posted on Posted in Driver Training, Fleet Training, Hours of Service, News, Professional Services, Tips

With the ELD mandate upon us, knowing the basics of ELDs is important for your drivers. You can’t assume a driver coming in from another fleet has experience with electronic logs, nor a driver fresh out of CDL school. So our new Introduction to Electronic Logging Devices talks about the the importance of being logged Read More…

Online Training vs. Classroom Training: Three Things to Consider

Posted on Posted in Driver Training

As a time-crunched manager, you are flooded with decisions that must be made. Between scheduling, maintenance, new products, new routes, and new people, ongoing training can fall between the cracks in your list of priorities. But it has to be done, especially if you’re adding new drivers and employees on a regular basis.Assuming you’ve made Read More…

The Negative Side of Positive Thinking: Change Management

Posted on Posted in Fleet Training, Manager Training, Safe Driving, Safety Messages, Safety Training, Tips

Whenever you’re planning big changes — like adding more training, or changing the type of training your fleet does — it’s important to “visualize success” and “think positive.”  One researcher, however, suggests you also add in some darker thoughts.The researcher, Dr. Gabriele Oettingen, says that many people who try to “think positive” imagine their budget request Read More…

The Negative Side of Positive Thinking: Planning for 2017

Posted on Posted in Fleet Training, Manager Training, Safe Driving, Safety Messages, Safety Training

The end of the year is a time to look back on successes and failures, and to make plans for the coming year. But how do you set yourself up for success in 2017? Many times, the self-help industry wants you to “think positive” and “imagine yourself succeeding.” One researcher, however, suggests you try darker Read More…

ELD and Liability: Knowing Isn’t Fixing

Posted on Posted in Driver Training, Fleet Training, Hours of Service, Insurance, Manager Training, Safety Messages, Safety Training, Tips

The stunning growth of onboard and ELD technology for tracking the behaviors of your drivers has revealed one huge problem. If your company learns that a driver tends to speed through urban streets, check his text messages, or tail gate, isn’t it a good thing that you know? The answer might surprise you.Knowing that an Read More…

Consulting Services from Instructional Technologies

Posted on Posted in Driver Training, Fleet Training, Manager Training, News, Orientation, Safety Training, Tips

Instructional Technologies Unveils Professional Services Group New Group Helps Clients Plan and Execute Game-changing Projects Instructional Technologies Inc. today formally introduced its Professional Services Group. Best known as the No. 1 provider of online training for the transportation industry, Instructional Technologies (ITI) said this not-quite-new consulting group will help clients plan and execute projects large Read More…

More Training Plans for Truck Drivers

More Training Plans for Truck Drivers

Posted on Posted in Driver Training, Fleet Training, Fuel Savings, Hazmat Training, Hours of Service, Maintenance, Medium-Duty Truck Training, Orientation, OSHA Training, Safety Training, Tips

New Pro-TREAD feature: assign a lesson by group is available on the main menu. Targeted Training Plans for Truck Drivers Using the assignment feature in PRO-TREAD lets you launch a number of training plans for truck drivers. This lets you target training to different groups and individuals. Below, we’ve come up with several groups and Read More…

Now is a Good Time to Assign Pre-Trip Inspection Training and Roadside Inspections

Posted on Posted in Driver Training, Fleet Training, Maintenance, News, Tips

The CVSA runs its annual Roadcheck inspection bonanza during early June each year. That means 10,000 CVSA-certified inspectors will be out there, checking 19 trucks every minute for 72 hours. Chances are that one of them will be yours. So stack the deck in your favor: assign the PRO-TREAD Pre-Trip Inspections course to your drivers Read More…

Defensive Driving for Truck Drivers: Updated!

Posted on Posted in Driver Training, Fleet Training, News, Safe Driving, Safety Training, Tips

Ever wonder what lesson is used most by our fleets and clients? It’s Defensive Driving for Truck Drivers by more than 50% over the next lesson, which is CSA Overview. You can see all the elements covered in Defensive Driving by looking at our list of Driver Safety and Operations courses. We’ve added even more tips Read More…