ELD Mandate

ELD Mandate: What You Need to Know

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Whenever we run into someone who is frustrated by the ELD mandate, it’s helpful to think about the history of logging hours. Back in 1938, commercial drivers were first required to record their daily hours of duty using a paper log and pencil. Fast forward through WWII, the dawn of computers, landing on the moon, Read More…

Defensive Driving for Truck Drivers: Updated!

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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…

winter driving course for truck drivers

Winter Driving Course for Truck Drivers

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Most proactive training managers put their fleet through a winter driving course for truck drivers before the snow starts flying. And if you’re like most, you’re probably still calculating the damage done by Mother Nature this past winter. So we’re happy to roll out a new Winter Driving course for heavy duty trucks. This course Read More…

Easy Custom Fleet Training: Quick and Dirty Ideas

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Creating Easy Custom Fleet Training for PRO-TREAD on the Cheap While PRO-TREAD has the deepest library of training content for the transportation industry, we don’t cover every little procedure for every single fleet in North America. So what do you do when you need custom training specific to your fleet, but don’t have any budget Read More…

FMCSA OSHA whistleblowers

FMCSA and OSHA Team Up for Whistleblowers

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At the end of July, the FMCSA and OSHA said they’d be teaming up to share information when an employee alleges safety violations against a company. The idea is that the best-positioned agency might be able to go after the carrier in whistleblower cases. And less than a month later, OSHA rolled out a $1MM Read More…

Driver Staffing Company Improves Safety with PRO-TREAD

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by Jim Smith, MS, CSP Director of Safety ProDrivers ProDrivers has been a client of PRO-TREAD for the past three years. After both using and evaluating the services offered by other training providers, it was clear that PRO-TREAD was the obvious choice. As one of the largest driver staffing services in the country, we had Read More…

Ideas for Driver Training Incentive Programs

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One of the biggest issues safety and training managers face: getting drivers to simply take training. Here are some driver training incentive program ideas to help your team finish training faster and focus on safety. Cash bonus monthly or quarterly for finishing lessons before a certain date. Point system for finishing lessons and the points Read More…

GHS pictograms

GHS Training for Truck Fleets Webinar

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Above, you’ll find a recording of a webinar we hosted about GHS training for truck fleets. The main speaker was Greg Pattison, VP of training from GLP Systems, who helped us create the PRO-TREAD course on GHS that meets OSHA’s requirement for that training. The topics covered include an overview of Hazard Communication, of which 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

Updated: Oct. 16, 2017 Targeted Training Plans for Truck Drivers Using the assignment feature in Sentix lets you launch a number of training plans for your workers. This lets you target training to different groups and individuals. Below, we’ve come up with several groups and the lessons you might include with each. As always, you Read More…

Truck drivers need night driving tips to deal with the many dangers of nighttime miles.

Night Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

Posted on Posted in Driver Health, Driver Training, Fleet Training, Hours of Service, Medium-Duty Truck Training, Safe Driving, Safety Training, Tips

The video above is just one short section of the new PRO-TREAD Night Driving tips course. This month, we launched three new lessons: Night Driving Night Driving for Medium-Duty Trucks Roadside Inspections December and January are the darkest months of the year. And many truck drivers choose to drive at night because traffic is so Read More…