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…

In-Depth: Truck Driver MPG Training

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Two For One: Train for Safety, Get MPG Savings FreeAs 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 company’s costs. Read More…

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 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…

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 request 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…

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 an 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…

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 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…

driver training for lane changes and intersections

Driver Training for Lane Changes and Intersections

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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 so we’re all on the 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…