New Course: Introduction to Electronic Logging Devices

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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…

ELD and Liability: Knowing Isn’t Fixing

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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…

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…

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…

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…

More Training Plans for Truck Drivers

More Training Plans for Truck Drivers

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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

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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…

Drivers face 1.2 roadside CMV inspections each year, on average.

Surviving Roadside CMV Inspections

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Across the trucking industry, drivers are subjected to an average of 1.2 roadside CMV inspections a year. So we released a new lesson: Roadside Inspections. This 25-minute lesson covers the ins and outs of a roadside CMV inspection, the types of inspections and criteria, and the consequences of various violations. One of the top items Read More…

Straight Truck Training

New Data on Straight Truck Crashes: It’s Worse Than You Think

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While heavy-duty truck crashes have gone down over the past decade, the rate of crashes for medium-duty trucks has gone up, according to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The innovative study (press release here) used federal crash data analyzed in a more granular way to show the pressing need for more straight truck training. Read More…

Rushing is a common cause of driver crashes.

FMCSA’s New Hours of Service Rules Explained

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Dec. 10, 2014:We are monitoring the Omnibus spending bill, and we will update the HOS lesson if the restart provision changes. On July 1, 2013, the new Hours of Service rules from the FMCSA go into effect. We’ve updated the Pro-TREAD lesson on the new HOS rules ahead of time: it’s available today. (We also Read More…