Driver Training

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December 7, 2016

FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain endorsements was announced on Dec. 7 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

December 6, 2016

Driver Wellness Courses Address 3 Key Concerns

CarriersEdge is offering a suite of Driver Wellness courses to be used by fleets as an extension to an existing wellness program or as a starting point to help educate drivers on staying healthy on the road.

November 29, 2016

Professional Truck Driver Institute Breaks From TCA

The board of directors of the Professional Truck Driver Institute has voted to move the organization’s headquarters to Denver, Colorado, where it will be managed by Leading Associations, leaving its previous association with the Truckload Carriers Association.

October 24, 2016

CarriersEdge Offering Vehicle Inspection Training Course

CarriersEdge has released a full suite of online vehicle inspection training courses for transportation companies and their drivers.

October 18, 2016

FMCSA Awards Nearly $1 Million to Help Train Veterans as Drivers

The FMCSA has awarded close to $1 million in grants to seven technical and community colleges to help train military veterans and their families for jobs as commercial truck and bus drivers.

October 2, 2016

Lytx Releases “Client-Centric” Improvements to DriveCam Safety Program

LAS VEGAS – Lytx announced new enhancements to its DriveCam video-based telematics safety program that Chairman and CEO Brandon Nixon said “will streamline workflow, capture even more unsafe driving behaviors, and make fleet tracking easier for fleet managers on the go.”

October 2, 2016

Vigillo and J.J. Keller Reveal Data-Driven Driver Training Solution

LAS VEGAS -- Vigillo and J.J. Keller have partnered to launch a Prescriptive Analytics Solution that identifies unsafe behavior by truck drivers and then assigns training designed to address the issues.

August 12, 2016

J.J. Keller Offers Inspection Training Program for Drivers

J.J. Keller & Associates has introduced Vehicle Inspections: Tractor Trailers, a new training program that gives drivers a comprehensive and streamlined examination and explanation of required inspections.

August 10, 2016

Impact Training to Use CarriersEdge Approach to Online Learning

Impact Training Solutions has announced that CarriersEdge will be used as the foundation for the company’s newly launched Ignite eLearning driving training courses.

August 1, 2016

A Different Approach to Fuel Efficiency Coaching

Vnomics’ True Fuel is a monitoring device that encourages drivers to do better without getting on their nerves or taking away drivability, while providing back-office data that helps fleets coach and instruct drivers on better driving habits to save fuel.

July 26, 2016

Focus On... Vnomics True Fuel Part 2: Good Driver (Video)

In Part 2 of our look at Vnomics True Fuel platform, equipment editor Jim Park takes the wheel and attempts to be the best driver as possible to examine how the system can distinguish between good and bad drivers through its scoring system. Find Part 1 (Bad Driver) here

July 25, 2016

Focus On... Vnomics True Fuel Part 1: Bad Driver

Vnomics is offering a monitoring device that encourages drivers to do better rather than getting on their nerves or taking away driveability. The system provides loads back-office data that helps fleets coach and instruct drivers on better driving habits to save fuel. In Part 1 equipment editor Jim Park purposely drives poorly to contrast how the system rates bad versus good drivers. In Part 2, watch Jim test his skills against the system.

July 21, 2016

ARI Introduces Driver Scorecard for Simple Analysis

The ARI Driver Scorecard is a new tool from ARI designed to simplify how fleet managers can measure the performance of their drivers.

July 21, 2016

CarriersEdge offers Cross-Border Training to Drivers

CarriersEdge is offering a new Border Crossing/C-TPAT training course for drivers, covering security and threat awareness, security inspections and successful border crossing.

July 8, 2016

Carrier Partners with Army to Help Soldiers Obtain CDLs

R&R Trucking has reached a multi-year agreement with the U.S. Army post at Fort Knox, Ky., to assist soldiers in obtaining a commercial driver’s license.

June 28, 2016

4 Ways Drivers Can Dial Up MPG

An accomplished owner-operator offers his advice on what it takes to drive fuel efficiently. He contends that if drivers want to achieve high fuel economy numbers, they simply cannot drive like they always have.

June 27, 2016

Fuel Saving Fleets: Cooper Makes An Every Day Effort

By staying on top of data and its drivers, Cooper Freight makes its quest for better fuel economy an every day effort.

June 22, 2016

High-MPG Fleets: Halvor Lines On the Cutting Edge

While nearly 20% of its fleet already averages over 8 mpg, Halvor Lines Inc. is hopeful its newest tractors — some 100 model-year 2016 units — will earn the distinction of becoming their first 10-mpg trucks.

June 7, 2016

CarriersEdge Releases Driver Training App

CarriersEdge has announced a mobile training app for truck drivers that gives access to the company’s library of orientation and refresher courses and knowledge tests.

May 23, 2016

CarriersEdge Offers Fuel Efficiency Training

Online safety and compliance training company CarriersEdge has added a Maximizing Fuel Efficiency course using an interactive learning approach to help drivers reduce fuel usage.

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