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Recent Coverage

April 3, 2014 CCJKeep the Wheels Rolling with Online Driver Training

Feb. 23, 2015 CCJPRO-TREAD Milestone: 7 Million and Counting

Aug. 13, 2014 The ColumbianCongresswoman Visits Instructional Technologies to Award Teens for App Challenge

Aug. 11, 2014 Transport Topics (Subscription req’d) —The Advantages of Computer-Based Training (PDF)

July 11, 2014 FleetOwnerDoes a pat on the back motivate as well as cash?

Nov. 6, 2013 CCJTurn the Key Training

Jan. 1, 2013 FleetOwnerTaking the E-Train

Oct. 17, 2012 CCJPrivate fleet managers get an innovative “e-book”

May 1, 2012 CCJDoes driver training have the biggest impact on CSA performance?

April 6, 2012 Heavy Duty TruckingPro-TREAD Says Clients Average 30 Points Lower in CSA Basic Scores

Jan. 9, 2012 Transport TopicsFleets, Vendors Back Hands-Free Devices But Blast NTSB’s Call for Total Cellphone Ban (Subscription Required)

Dec. 16, 2011: Heavy Duty TruckingRAIR and ITI Team to Provide Personalized, Real-time Training.

Dec. 14, 2011: CCJRAIR to Provide Pro-TREAD Online Training

Oct. 18, 2011: Heavy Duty TruckingCompli Offers ATA-Endorsed CSA Product (Compli is a partner that offers Pro-TREAD Training.)

Oct. 18, 2011: FleetOwnerDealing with Distracted Driving

Oct. 11, 2011: Heavy Duty TruckingNew Private Fleet Training Launched

Aug. 17, 2011: Fleet OwnerSchneider extends deal to offer Pro-Tread in-cab training

Aug. 13, 2011: CCJSchneider extends Pro-TREAD driver training


Recent Press Releases (PDFs)

Feb. 20, 2015: Ryder Driver Pushes PRO-TREAD Past the 7-Million Lesson Mark. Ryder System, Inc. driver, James Ekins, helped PRO-TREAD online training cross the 7-million lesson mark when he took Avoiding Fixed Objects last month. This milestone also shows the incredible growth of PRO-TREAD, the main training product of Instructional Technologies, Inc (ITI). It took only 311 days to go from 6 million to 7 million lessons, meaning an average of 3,215 lessons a day, just shy of 100,000 lessons per month. Another way to look at it: a new lesson is started on PRO-TREAD every 26.9 seconds.

Aug. 15, 2014: PRO-TREAD Meeting Increased Demand for Online Driver Training. Instructional Technologies, Inc., makers of PRO-TREAD, launched a major growth initiative with four hires in sales, account management, and content creation. The move comes in response to a major uptick in demand for driver training, especially custom training.
Joining the company are:

  • Laura McMillan, Vice President of Training Development
  • Frank Mealing, Sales Director
  • Cal Rogers, Director of Enterprise Sales
  • Marlaina Lynch, Manager, Client Services

July 23, 2014: PRO-TREAD Makes Full Training Library Available on Mobile. PRO-TREAD rolled out its full library of truck driver courses via mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. At the same time, it launched four updated hazmat courses, a course on railroad crossing safety for trucks, and three courses on car safety for four-wheeled fleet vehicles. Instructional Technologies now offers 100+ transportation-specific courses that work on any computer, smartphone or tablet with a browser and Internet connection.

Sept. 18, 2012: Industry First: Online Driver Training For Medium-Duty Trucks. 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 urban routes, more loading and unloading, and more customer-facing encounters. So Pro-TREAD — the No. 1 online training from Instructional Technologies, Inc. — today launched training specific to the needs of medium-duty truck drivers.

March 14, 2012: Pro-TREAD Clients Average 30 Points Lower in CSA BASIC Scores. By comparing the CSA scores of Pro-TREAD clients with the average CSA scores in the industry, Instructional Technologies, Inc., the top provider of online driver training, can correlate safety training with lower CSA scores. Moreover, the trend shows that more training lowers fleet CSA scores even further.

March 13, 2012: Pro-TREAD Serves Its 4 Millionth Online Training Course. Pro-Tread served its 4 millionth safety lesson on Feb. 23 at 3:55 a.m. when Shaw Industries driver Edgar Pabon completed the safety lesson on lift gates. Instructional Technologies, the company behind Pro-TREAD online driver training, hit the milestone just 16 months after cresting 3 million lessons and less than one month after recording its biggest single month in company history with 87,961 lessons.

Oct. 11, 2011: Instructional Technologies and NPTC launch management training for transportation industry. Private Fleet Management Online, which replaces NPTC’s Fleet Learning Center, contains the most comprehensive resource guide to private fleet management ever assembled. It was designed to help managers deal with real-world issues surrounding operations, finance, human resources, vehicle/equipment maintenance and safety.

Aug. 12, 2011: Schneider Drivers Keep Their Pro-TREAD Online and In-Cab Training, Schneider Extends its 5-year Relationship with Instructional Technologies, Inc.

Mar. 4, 2011: ITI Announces Integration with Compli – Adds Full Library of Pro-TREAD Online Safety Lessons to Transportation Platform

Feb. 28, 2011: Instructional Technologies, Inc. Sells Its Three Millionth Lesson

Jan. 12, 2011: Rising Diesel Prices Demand Effective Trip Planning, ITI Introduces Trip Planning Training Program