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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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It's not about driver recruiting; it's about driver retention.

Driver Retention: Set the Tone with Your Orientation Program

Driver retention —¬†or the lack thereof — at fleets is a massive cost. By some estimates, it’s $5k to $15k per driver when you consider all the factors, say our partners at Compli....

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Most medium-duty trucks operate in crowded urban or suburban environments.

Medium-Duty Truck Safety: Q&A with J. Scott Roberts

Medium-sized trucks are a different breed than long-haul trucks. Which is why we rolled out our medium-duty truck curriculum about a year ago. We talked recently to Scott Roberts, CTP, CDS about medium-duty...

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Do you know how the new CSA rules impact you? Request a demo to get full access to Pro-TREAD, and you can review the CSA Overview lesson.

Load Securement Training: Get Ready for the New CSA BASIC

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...

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Hurricane Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

UPDATE ON ROAD CONDITIONS If you’re looking for information on road conditions on the East Coast now that Superstorm Sandy has hit, the American Trucking Associations put together this list. Connecticut DOT Delaware...

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Managers need training, too.

4 Reasons You Need to Think about Fleet Manager Training

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...

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