Split Your Big Goals into Smaller Goals

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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…

Dry Van Cargo Securement Tips

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Dry Van Cargo Securement: Out of Sight, Out of Mind? The CVSA Roadcheck 2017 is scheduled for June 6th through until June 8th and the focus this year will be cargo securement. When most people think about cargo securement, their thoughts turn to flatbed trailers because they get the bulk of these types of violations. Read More…

In-Depth: Truck Driver MPG Training

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Two For One: Train for Safety, Get MPG Savings FreeAs a safety manager, have you noticed that your fleets best performers in fuel savings are also involved in fewer crashes? It’s no coincidence: If you train drivers to be safer or get better MPG, you improve both. Fuel makes up about 30% of your company’s costs. Read More…

Winning Your Super Bowl of Safety

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Two great teams entered this year’s Super Bowl with equal odds of winning the coveted Super Bowl title. By halftime, the incumbent winners, the New England Patriots, seriously lagged behind the Atlanta Falcons. Many thought the game was over when the Falcons took a 25-point lead in the third quarter. How could the Patriots possibly Read More…

The Negative Side of Positive Thinking: Change Management

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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

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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

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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…

Consulting Services from Instructional Technologies

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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…

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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…

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Manager Training for Workman’s Comp

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The transportation industry has gone to great lengths to improve and maintain good relations between managers and their drivers. The question is, what happens to these “good” relations when the employee has an accident, customer complaint, late delivery or an injury involving workman’s comp lost time? According to Bob Howell, Managing Partner, Howell & Associates, 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…