New Course: Introduction to Electronic Logging Devices

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With the ELD mandate upon us, knowing the basics of ELDs is important for your drivers. You can’t assume a driver coming in from another fleet has experience with electronic logs, nor a driver fresh out of CDL school. So our new Introduction to Electronic Logging Devices talks about the the importance of being logged Read More…

ELD and Liability: Knowing Isn’t Fixing

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The stunning growth of onboard and ELD technology for tracking the behaviors of your drivers has revealed one huge problem. If your company learns that a driver tends to speed through urban streets, check his text messages, or tail gate, isn’t it a good thing that you know? The answer might surprise you.Knowing that an Read More…

Harassment Training for Managers

Harassment Training for Managers: Intent Doesn’t Matter

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Last fall, a frustrated NFL lineman slammed down a plate of spagetti at his team’s cafeteria, stormed out, and quit the team. He felt he’d been the target of harassment, and he’d had enough. Last week, a report was released that concluded: “… the harassment by Martin’s teammates was a contributing factor in his decision Read More…

Manual Pallet Jack Training

New Lesson: Pallet Jack Training

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NEW! Pallet Jack Training This short online training course covers using a manual pallet jack on inclines, on lift gates, and in confined spaces. The lesson takes about 15 minutes to complete, on average. Safely Using a Pallet Jack Moving heavy loads around with a pallet jack takes a little common sense and a few Read More…

How to back up a straight truck

How to Back Up a Straight Truck: New Pro-TREAD Lesson

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New Lesson Available “Medium-Duty Truck: Backing and Docking” is now available (July 10, 2013). It has 24 “chapters,” and takes about 30 minutes to complete. Look for it under the Medium-Duty Truck menu. The sample video above shows the introduction and the “Take Your Time” chapter. Medium-duty trucks have been all over the news lately, Read More…

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

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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 into overpasses or hauled hazardous materials through cities. Before you get (understandably) fired up about yet another government mandate, consider two pertinent Read More…