Dry Van Cargo Securement Tips

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CVSA 2017 to Focus on Cargo Securement 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 Read More…

In-Depth: Truck Driver MPG Training

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Two For One: Train for Safety, Get MPG Savings Free As 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 Read More…

Overcoming the Challenges of Tire Chains for Truck Drivers

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By Roy Broomfield Instructional Technologies Steep mountain roads or raging blizzards can make can make driving a challenge. The traction provided by tire chains can make the difference between getting stuck or clawing through to your destination. If your drivers find themselves in slick, icy, and/or snowy conditions that require chains, are they prepared? Would 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…

52 Ways Trucks Can Avoid Parking Lot Crashes

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May, 2015: Newly updated course One Safety Tip Per Week Insurance companies tell us that hitting fixed objects in parking lots or loading docks are the most frequent type of crash. Ironically, these crashes are almost worse for a fleet than a bigger crash because they don’t meet the insurance deductible, so it’s straight out 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…

Manual Pallet Jack Training

New Lesson: Pallet Jack Training

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NEW! Pallet Jack Training This short online training course covers using a manual pallet jack on inclines, on lift gates, and in confined spaces. The lesson takes about 15 minutes to complete, on average. Safely Using a Pallet Jack Moving heavy loads around with a pallet jack takes a little common sense and a few Read More…

trailer door safety

New Lesson: Trailer Door Safety

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Where Injuries and Property Damage Meet NEW! Trailer Door Safety This training focuses on the safe operation of the rear doors of the trailer, as well as how to inspect the doors prior to a trip. It covers Overhead, Roll Up and Swing Doors. Also covers climbing into and out of the trailer. Trailer Doors Read More…

How to back up a straight truck

How to Back Up a Straight Truck: New Pro-TREAD Lesson

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New Lesson Available “Medium-Duty Truck: Backing and Docking” is now available (July 10, 2013). It has 24 “chapters,” and takes about 30 minutes to complete. Look for it under the Medium-Duty Truck menu. The sample video above shows the introduction and the “Take Your Time” chapter. Medium-duty trucks have been all over the news lately, Read More…

NTSB Releases New Straight Truck Crash Data

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Just days after ATRI released a study about straight truck crashes being on the rise compared to heavy duty trucks, the National Transportation Safety Board suggested that the government look into extending the CDL down into lower classes of trucks, such as straight trucks and medium-duty trucks. The recommendations — which is all the NTSB Read More…

Straight Truck Training

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

Posted on Posted in Driver Training, Fleet Training, Hours of Service, Medium-Duty Truck Training, Safety Training

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…