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 […]

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 […]

Winning Your Super Bowl of Safety

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Two great teams entered this year’s Super Bowl with equal odds of winning the coveted Super Bowl title. By halftime, the incumbent winners, the New England Patriots, seriously lagged behind the Atlanta Falcons. Many thought the game was over when the Falcons took a 25-point lead in the third quarter. How could the Patriots possibly […]

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 Standards On 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 Standards Under […]

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 […]

ELD and Liability: Knowing Isn’t Fixing

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The stunning growth of onboard and ELD technology for tracking the behaviors of your drivers has revealed one huge problem. If your company learns that a driver tends to speed through urban streets, check his text messages, or tail gate, isn’t it a good thing that you know? The answer might surprise you. Knowing that […]

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 […]

More Training Plans for Truck Drivers

More Training Plans for Truck Drivers

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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 […]

driver training for lane changes and intersections

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 […]