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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

On July 1, 2013, the new Hours of Service rules from the FMCSA go into effect. We’ve updated the Pro-TREAD lesson on the new HOS rules ahead of time: it’s available today. (We...

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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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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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"Staged accidents" are on the rise. Do your drivers know what to do after a traffic accident?

What To Do After a Traffic Accident: Protect Against Staged Crashes

by Nathan Stahlman, VP of Product Development Your driver is safely puttering along a surface street. He’s left the car ahead of him several seconds. As he shifts into 6th, a little Honda...

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The FMCSA has mandated GPS training for truck drivers.

Mandatory GPS Training for Truck Drivers: Coming Soon to Pro-TREAD

There’s a difference between commercial and passenger GPS systems. And now the FMCSA plans to mandate GPS training for truck drivers. The training rule comes after a number of crashes where trucks crashed...

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Imagine you're a new driver. Would you know how to use one of these without some good training?

How EOBR Training Could Help Driver Retention

Update: March 15, 2013 The FMCSA said that GPS training will now be mandatory for entry-level drivers. Which means you can expect a new standard training course from Pro-TREAD soon. But you’d be...

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Cutting a day off new-hire onboarding with online orientation is like finding money on the street.

A Million Dollars in “Found” Revenue from Online New Driver Orientation

We recently attended a seminar in which a fleet with 1,500 drivers said the combination of found revenue and decreased costs equaled $1 million in a year by using online new driver orientation....

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Car Drivers at Fault in 80% of Fatal Truck vs. Car Crashes

“It was the other guy’s fault.” That’s what we hear from drivers when they talk about accidents. And as it turns out, more often than not, they’re right, according to a study from...

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

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,...

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Reversing a truck and trailer doesn't need to cause a lot of accidents. Train drivers to back up and dock safely.

Reversing a Truck and Trailer: Training to Avoid a Common Accident

Backing and docking the trailer and truck cause more accidents than anything on the open road. Luckily, they tend to be low-speed and thus, not too costly. But the sheer number tends to...

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