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Thom crawls out of the mud pit, looking for the next obstacle.

Warrior Dash

Phaedra, our comptroller, kept using the phrase “crazy brave” to describe those of use who were going to do the Warrior Dash across the river in Oregon this past weekend. The weather didn’t...

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Manual Pallet Jack Training

New Lesson: Pallet Jack Training

NEW! Pallet Jack Training This short online training course covers using a manual pallet jack on inclines, on lift gates, and in confined spaces. The lesson takes about 15 minutes to complete, on...

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trailer door safety

New Lesson: Trailer Door Safety

Where Injuries and Property Damage Meet NEW! Trailer Door Safety This training focuses on the safe operation of the rear doors of the trailer, as well as how to inspect the doors prior...

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How to back up a straight truck

How to Back Up a Straight Truck: New Pro-TREAD Lesson

New Lesson Available “Medium-Duty Truck: Backing and Docking” is now available (July 10, 2013). It has 24 “chapters,” and takes about 30 minutes to complete. Look for it under the Medium-Duty Truck menu....

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The Rock-Solid Base of Truck Fleet Safety Training

We talk to a lot of fleets who are hesitant to use Pro-TREAD for their truck fleet safety training because they believe their bosses will then think, “If the drivers are using Pro-TREAD,...

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Straight Truck Crash Data

NTSB Releases New Straight Truck Crash Data

Just days after ATRI released a study about straight truck crashes being on the rise compared to heavy duty trucks, the National Transportation Safety Board suggested that the government look into extending the...

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Straight Truck Training

New Data on Straight Truck Crashes: It’s Worse Than You Think

While heavy-duty truck crashes have gone down over the past decade, the rate of crashes for medium-duty trucks has gone up, according to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The innovative study (press...

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5 Million Pro-TREAD Lessons

US Xpress Driver Takes 5 Millionth Pro-TREAD Lesson

US Xpress driver Bryant Hines took the 5 millionth Pro-TREAD lesson on February 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm Pacific Time, less than a year since the company served its 4 millionth lesson. That...

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New Pro-TREAD Feature: Create Custom Groups

We have once again expanded the PRO-TREAD feature set, including new admin menu offerings and functionality! The biggest new feature is the ability to assign lessons to a Group ID. Groups have been...

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Rushing is a common cause of driver crashes.

FMCSA’s New Hours of Service Rules Explained

Dec. 10, 2014:We are monitoring the Omnibus spending bill, and we will update the HOS lesson if the restart provision changes. On July 1, 2013, the new Hours of Service rules from the...

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New Truck Safety Whitepapers

New Truck Safety Whitepapers

There are several ways to keep up-to-speed on the trucking industry, and especially on safety. We’ve launched several new truck safety whitepapers, and have more in the pipeline. Our goal is to keep...

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hands free texting for truck drivers

Texting Ban: Hands Free Texting for Truck Drivers Isn’t Safer

A study from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute tested passenger car driver reactions while they used a hands-free texting system. They found those drivers’ reaction times were just as slow as normal texting,...

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