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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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Winter Driving Course for Truck Drivers

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Most proactive training managers put their fleet through a winter driving course for truck drivers before the snow starts flying. And if you’re like most, you’re probably still calculating the damage done by Mother Nature this past winter. So we’re happy to roll out a new Winter Driving course for heavy duty trucks. This course […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Night Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

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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 […]