Truck drivers need night driving tips to deal with the many dangers of nighttime miles.

Night Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

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The video above is just one short section of the new PRO-TREAD Night Driving tips course. This month, we launched three new lessons: Night Driving Night Driving for Medium-Duty Trucks Roadside Inspections December and January are the darkest months of the year. And many truck drivers choose to drive at night because traffic is so Read More…

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

Driver Retention: Set the Tone with Your Orientation Program

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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. To put even a dent in it would increase profits dramatically. On the flip side, an unused truck sitting on the fence means Read More…

Hurricane Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

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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 DOT Washington DC DOT Washington DC .gov site Maine 511 Maryland 511 Maryland .gov site Massachusetts DOT New Hampshire 511 New Jersey Read More…

New PRO-TREAD Lesson Categories

Posted on Posted in CSA, Driver Health, Driver Training, Fleet Training, Hazmat Training, Hours of Service, Maintenance, News, Safe Driving, Safety Training

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 small step in that direction is that we’ve added several new lesson categories. We’ll be rolling these new groups out during the Read More…

Part 1: Driving Safely at Night — Why Training for Night Driving is Important

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Update: We’ve created a new course with Night Driving Tips. Go take a look! The leaves are turning and the sun retreats a little more each day, which means more of our trucks will roll at night. Add in wetter weather, and drivers will be seeing more glaring headlights scattered through rain-spattered windshields. They’ll be Read More…

Survey: Drivers’ Misconceptions about CSA

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So what if drivers don’t understand CSA? If drivers think that the CSA rules are more draconian than before, isn’t that a good thing? No. Misconceptions and false information lead to drivers doing crazy things we could NEVER predict. More importantly, CSA puts drivers and carriers on the same team: infractions follow both the driver Read More…