ITI CEO Speaks at Vancouver Boardroom Breakfast

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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…

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…

Entry-Level Driver Training for Fleets: One Law, But Many Shades of Gray

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Adapting to the Variables in the New Entry Level Driver Training StandardsOn Dec. 7, the FMCSA formalized new Entry-Level Driver Training rules, capping a faster-than-normal rule-making process. The new standards are much broader and more robust than most within the industry expected and perhaps, even desired.The Shades of Grey in the StandardsUnder the ELDT rules, Read More…

Overcoming the Challenges of Tire Chains for Truck Drivers

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By Roy Broomfield Instructional TechnologiesSteep 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 they know 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…

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

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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…

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…

manager training for workman's comp

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…