Online Refresher Training Specifically for Medium-Duty Truck Drivers
When your fleet uses medium duty trucks, those truck drivers face different challenges than long-haul drivers. The typical day of an over-the-road driver and a medium-duty truck driver couldn’t be more different. Medium-duty truck drivers usually have more stops, more high-traffic routes, more loading and unloading, and more customer interactions. So because your drivers may or may not have their CDL, they need specific safety training that refreshes those skills.
You can expect PRO-TREAD’s medium duty truck driver training results in:
- Fewer truck crashes
- Fewer injuries
- Less property and equipment damage
- Better CSA scores
- Lower insurance rates
- Improved customer relationships
- Less driver turnover
Lessons Cover Urban Routes, Parking Lots, Medium-Duty Truck Specifics
PRO-TREAD trains your drivers about how to safely deal with things they’ll encounter.
- Urban situations, like crosswalks and on-street parking
- Parking lot deliveries
- Avoiding fixed objects
- Space management in traffic
- Safe lifting for drivers
- Lift gates
- Winter Driving
- Seat belts
- Driver distractions
- Backing and docking
- Defensive driving
- Speed management
What Makes Pro-TREAD Medium Duty Truck Driver Training Better?
These courses are in addition to the library of 85 interactive self-paced lessons, which are accessible online or via an in-cab unit. Each course averages 30 minutes and range from basic to advanced subject matters, covering everything from safety to fuel efficiency and pre-trip vehicle inspections. Drivers are required to exhibit mastery of course content by answering questions correctly every few minutes.
Interested in Medium Duty Truck Driver Training?
If you’re interested in straight=truck driver training, contact us and we can have your team training tomorrow.
Avoiding Fixed Objects
This lesson covers maneuvering a medium-duty truck in and out of small spaces, such as parking lots and delivery areas, as well as smaller streets and intersections. You’ll learn tips that you’ll use every day as you keep your truck — as well as other vehicles and property around you — safe from incidental damage.
- Hazard Recognition
- Securing Cargo Doors
- Turning While Backing
- Backing into Covered Spaces
- Operating at New Locations
- Distracted Driving
This lesson covers the ways in which you need to manage your space cushion. We look at a truck’s place in the flow of traffic, and how to safely move through it. We also cover potential obstacles along the road and how to avoid colliding with them.
- Defining the Space Cushion
- Adjusting to Traffic
- How to Calculate Space and Time
- Changing Lanes and Merging
- Right and Left Turns
- Crossing an Intersection
- Blind Spots
- Managing the Space Above Your Truck
This lesson covers the primary rules for how to judge the speed of your truck. Explore when it is okay for you to drive faster, and when it would be best for you to go slow. Finally, consider the penalties, and also the consequences for not keeping your speed in check. Sometimes speeding has results other than a speeding ticket.
- Adjusting Speed to Match Conditions
- Total Stopping Distance
- Changing Road Surface Conditions
- Identifying a Slippery Road
- Driving Through Curves
- Posted Speed Limits
Lift Gate Safety
- Types of Liftgates
- General Rules
- Pre-Trip Inspections
- Loading and Unloading Lift Gates
- Lift Gate Hazards
- How to Handle Liftgate Malfunctions