More Training Plans for Truck Drivers

More Training Plans for Truck Drivers

Posted on Posted in Driver Training, Fleet Training, Fuel Savings, Hazmat Training, Hours of Service, Maintenance, Medium-Duty Truck Training, Orientation, OSHA Training, Safety Training, Tips

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…

FMCSA OSHA whistleblowers

FMCSA and OSHA Team Up for Whistleblowers

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At the end of July, the FMCSA and OSHA said they’d be teaming up to share information when an employee alleges safety violations against a company. The idea is that the best-positioned agency might be able to go after the carrier in whistleblower cases. And less than a month later, OSHA rolled out a $1MM Read More…

More Training Plans for Truck Drivers

More Training Plans for Truck Drivers

Posted on Posted in Driver Training, Fleet Training, Fuel Savings, Hazmat Training, Hours of Service, Maintenance, Medium-Duty Truck Training, Orientation, OSHA Training, Safety Training, Tips

Updated: Oct. 16, 2017 Targeted Training Plans for Truck Drivers Using the assignment feature in Sentix lets you launch a number of training plans for your workers. This lets you target training to different groups and individuals. Below, we’ve come up with several groups and the lessons you might include with each. As always, you Read More…

Drivers face 1.2 roadside CMV inspections each year, on average.

Surviving Roadside CMV Inspections

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Across the trucking industry, drivers are subjected to an average of 1.2 roadside CMV inspections a year. So we released a new lesson: Roadside Inspections. This 25-minute lesson covers the ins and outs of a roadside CMV inspection, the types of inspections and criteria, and the consequences of various violations. One of the top items Read More…

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

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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, a better time would’ve been two months ago!) Medium-duty trucks are often called into extra service in the days before and after Read More…

Load Securement Training: Get Ready for the New CSA BASIC

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Is your team ready for the new Vehicle Maintenance CSA BASIC? With cargo and load securement folded into the Vehicle Maintenance BASIC, now’s a good time for load securement training. Pro-TREAD offers five courses specific to cargo and trailers (sample videos below): Cargo Handling Cargo Securement Flatbed Safety Longer Combination Vehicles Trailer Loading/Unloading Procedures Pre-Trip Read More…

Managers need training, too.

4 Reasons You Need to Think about Fleet Manager Training

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Reason No. 4: Retention Managers with training tend to have higher retention rates; in plain English, that means that a company who shows their employees a path upwards will tend to keep their people. To speak in sweeping generalizations, most managers are motivated by money, stability, glory, or altruism. Fleet manager training feeds each and Read More…

New PRO-TREAD Lesson Categories

Posted on Posted in CSA, Driver Health, Driver Training, Fleet Training, Hazmat Training, Hours of Service, Maintenance, News, Safe Driving, Safety Training

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 small step in that direction is that we’ve added several new lesson categories. We’ll be rolling these new groups out during the Read More…

Pre-Trip Inspection: Train Your Drivers to Understand Vehicle Maintenance CSA Rules

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Of the top ten CSA violations, seven could be prevented with one simple step: a pre-trip inspection by your drivers. Inspecting the truck before driving is the law, and yet 70% of CSA violations are truck-related! Over on LinkedIn (login req’d), managers asked: “How do you really know that your drivers are doing a proper Read More…