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Driver Training for Lane Changes and Intersections

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Take 10 for Lane Changes This is a transcript of a safety presentation I just made to Landstar drivers during their monthly safety call. We’re big believers in group training, though I’d categorize this as more of a reminder and communication than actual training. Landstar asks its drivers to review the course before the meeting […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Texting Ban: Hands Free Texting for Truck Drivers Isn’t Safer

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A study from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute tested passenger car driver reactions while they used a hands-free texting system. They found those drivers’ reaction times were just as slow as normal texting, which was about twice as slow as driving without texting. In short, you should be cautious if you’re considering leniency about hands […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Winter Driving Tips for Medium-Duty Trucks

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With winter storm Nemo having just dumped an awful lot of snow on the Northeast, we figured it was a good time to release our Winter Driving for Medium-Duty Trucks lesson. (Of course, a better time would’ve been two months ago!) Medium-duty trucks are often called into extra service in the days before and after […]

Most medium-duty trucks operate in crowded urban or suburban environments.

Medium-Duty Truck Safety: Q&A with J. Scott Roberts

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Medium-sized trucks are a different breed than long-haul trucks. Which is why we rolled out our medium-duty truck curriculum about a year ago. We talked recently to Scott Roberts, CTP, CDS about medium-duty truck safety. ITI: What’s the typical day like for a driver of a local/regional driver of a medium-duty truck like? How does […]

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Hurricane Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

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UPDATE ON ROAD CONDITIONS If you’re looking for information on road conditions on the East Coast now that Superstorm Sandy has hit, the American Trucking Associations put together this list. Connecticut DOT Delaware DOT Washington DC DOT Washington DC .gov site Maine 511 Maryland 511 Maryland .gov site Massachusetts DOT New Hampshire 511 New Jersey […]

New PRO-TREAD Lesson Categories

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You’ll be seeing big changes to PRO-TREAD over the next few months, including features that will make it easier than ever for you to manage the courses your drivers and employees take. One small step in that direction is that we’ve added several new lesson categories. We’ll be rolling these new groups out during the […]