ITI CEO Speaks at Vancouver Boardroom Breakfast

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ITI CEO Dr. Jim Voorhees was the featured speaker at the Vancouver Business Journal Boardroom Breakfast yesterday. About 50 people listened while John McDonagh, VBJ co-publisher and president of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce posed questions and got the history of ITI. Here are 10 things those who attended the breakfast learned about Voorhees Read More…

Split Your Big Goals into Smaller Goals

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If you’re struggling with making changes in your workplace (like how to implement a training plan), the New Year is a great time to rethink the problems holding you back. If big, hairy, crazy, audacious goals frequently fall flat, you might need to break those goals into smaller parts. Experts who study the way companies successfully Read More…

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…

Dry Van Cargo Securement Tips

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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 the bulk of these types of violations. 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…

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 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…