Truck drivers need night driving tips to deal with the many dangers of nighttime miles.

Night Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

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...

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hands free texting for truck drivers

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

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,...

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

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,...

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

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

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...

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Hurricane Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

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...

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fleet management training

New PRO-TREAD Lesson Categories

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...

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Fewer Speeding Tickets for Your Truck Driver

Keeping up with traffic. In a hurry. Getting around an unsafe driver. Running late. There’s never a good excuse for a truck driver to get a speeding ticket. Under the new CSA, those...

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Part 1: Driving Safely at Night — Why Training for Night Driving is Important

Update: We’ve created a new course with Night Driving Tips. Go take a look! The leaves are turning and the sun retreats a little more each day, which means more of our trucks...

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Fuel Savings Tips for Truck Fleets: Tips to Learn Progressive Shifting

Though Pro-TREAD is better known as a company that trains drivers to be safer, we have a number of courses that help fleets improve operations. Fuel savings tips, like the ones offered in...

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The NTSB has recommended a ban for cell phones for all commercial truck drivers to prevent dangerous distractions.

Cell Phones Banned: Driver Distraction Course Updated

As a safety company, the NTSB proposed ban on cell phones for CDL driverscuts straight to our values. (Update: The ban on handheld cell phones was approved by both the DOT and the...

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It's Brake Safety Week, which means it's a great time to focus your training.

Brake Safety Week is All About Training

It’s Brake Safety Week, which for most companies seems to be about selling you new products. Which is great, right? Nothing better than new brakes for improving safety, right? Well, maybe. It depends...

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After Hurricane Irene's damage to all the roads in Vermont, it might be a tough winter of driving as the state routes trucks through some winding mountain roads.

Northeast Drivers Hunker Down for Long Winter

Happily, most predictions about the devastation from Hurricane Irene turned out to be overblown, excuse the pun. Except for the folks in New England. The roads for carriers in Vermont face a very...

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