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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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New: Access All PRO-TREAD Lessons on Qualcomm

We’re thrilled to announce that you can now access the entire library of PRO-TREAD lessons on Qualcomm units with wifi. For Qualcomm units that don’t have wifi, you’ll still be able to access...

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New PRO-TREAD Lesson Categories

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...

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Loading a trailer with a forklift should be a safe endeavor. Training your employees will help ensure that it will be.

Forklift Safety: Loading and Unloading a Trailer

When a 9,000 lb. forklift rolls into a trailer that’s not secured, terrible things can happen. If the wheels start rolling, or the landing gear is damaged, that trailer can tip. Or worse,...

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Pre-Trip Truck Inspection Liability

Last week, a truck owner and driver were charged with manslaughter in a case that brings up issues of pre-trip truck inspection liability. The truck in question had bad brakes and worn tires....

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