Driver Training

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June 17, 2014

121 Ways to Save Fuel

There’s hardly a fleet out there that wouldn’t like to save money on fuel costs. Maybe you’re not sure where to start. Maybe you feel like you’ve picked all the low-hanging fruit and you’re looking for new ideas. Here’s help. From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

May 30, 2014

Tractor Trailer Rear-Ends with Hard-Brake Collision

Not looking far ahead causes driver to swerve into other lane.

May 27, 2014

Upgrading Refuse Fleets to CNG: Three Considerations Beyond Economics

Refuse fleets are one of the fastest growing markets for compressed natural gas, primarily because of the significant fuel cost savings that can be realized. The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute offers these key factors refuse fleets need to examine when considering upgrading to CNG.

May 12, 2014

Safety Technologies: The New Frontier

From collision avoidance to cameras, from rollover prevention to analytics, technology is rapidly changing the safety landscape.

March 27, 2014

Peterbilt’s Driver Info Display Offers Tips to Save Fuel, Brakes

The feature is available on Model 579, 567 and 587 trucks and tractors with the Paccar MX-13 diesel.

February 26, 2014

Don Lacy Retires After 25 Years at Prime Inc.

Longtime Director of Safety Don Lacy is retiring on April 1 following a 25-year career at Prime Inc.

February 13, 2014

ARI Acquires Online Driver Training Company Drivefleet

The fleet management services company ARI has acquired Drivefleet, an online driver training products and services provider.

February 12, 2014

New Study Shows Limited Impact of Simulator Training for Truckers

New research examining the safety impact of simulator training for truck drivers concludes it provides benefits for only up to a year.

February 9, 2014

Celadon Opens New Driver Training Center

Celadon Group Inc. and its Quality Drivers subsidiary have announced the official opening of the new driver training center near its Indianapolis headquarters. The $7 million, 61,000 square-foot training facility includes dorm rooms, cafeteria, workout room, basketball court, and a state of the art driver training road course.

December 26, 2013

Crete, Shaffer to Offer On-the-Job Training for Veterans

Crete Carrier Corp. and its refrigerated division, Shaffer Trucking, have gotten approval from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide on-the-job training to veterans and other eligible trainees through the GI Bill.

November 27, 2013

Thirty-five years' experience or one year's experience 35 times?

Equipment Editor Jim Park has had a CDL for 35 years. But does he know how to really drive a truck? We may never know until the day comes when he has to put his skills to the test.

November 19, 2013

Dec. 1 OSHA Training Deadline Looms

OSHA wants you to train your workers in Hazard Communication, and wants you to do it by Dec. 1 of this year. The trick? It’s a totally new curriculum. Hazard Communication — more commonly known as the “Right to Know” rule about hazardous chemicals in the workplace — is the most frequently cited rule in OSHA.

November 6, 2013

5 Things Drivers Never Should Do at the Scene of an Accident

The time to plan how you’re going to respond at the scene of an accident is before you are involved in an accident. How a truck driver responds on the scene has a major impact on the outcome of any claims that may follow.

October 29, 2013

Why We Need Good Driver Training

VIDEO -- Equipment Editor Jim Park recently found a truck route that reminded him of the importance of good driver training. Suspend your disbelief for a few minutes, pretend the sound of Jim's motorcycle engine is a Jake Brake, and join him for a trip down a truly hair-raising hill.

October 29, 2013

VIDEO: NC Route 226, Spruce Pine, N.C. A Hair Raising Hill

Take a trip down the 3-mile, 14% grade and try to imagine what might be going through a rookie driver's mind on the way down. It's a good case for broad-based and thorough driver training. And check out my blog on the broader topic of managing hills in a big truck. I recorded the video with an iPhone mounted on a motorcycle, so suspend your disbelief, pretend the sound of my motorcycle engine is a Jake Brake, and join me for a trip down a truly hair-raising hill

October 23, 2013

AvatarFleet Releases ‘Entertaining’ Professional Safe Driver Course

ORLANDO – The company AvatarFleet announced the availability of its new Professional Safe Driver Course during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.

October 8, 2013

Former Driver Trainee Files Lawsuit Against Roehl Transport

A $5 million lawsuit has been filed against Roehl Transport over allegations that it payed student truck drivers less than the federal minimum wage.

September 18, 2013

FMCSA Withdraws Driver Training Proposal, Will Start Over

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is withdrawing its proposed rule for entry-level driver training and will start over with a new proposal. The agency explained in a Federal Register announcement that there are substantive problems with the proposal it has been working on since 2007.

September 10, 2013

Improving Driver Performance with High-Tech Training

Cargo Transporters, Claremont, N.C, wasn’t doing much re-occuring driver training other than a few defensive driving classes, but in 2010 decided to require six hours of either online or classroom training. It was so successful that in 2011 they increased it to eight hours, according to President Dennis Dellinger.

September 4, 2013

New Detroit DT12 Driver Training Video Now Available

Detroit Diesel Corp. has published a new driver training video for the Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission. The video can be found on the Detroit website. The video will assist drivers in operating the DT12 effectively from the start, and teaches them to take full advantage of all of its features to achieve maximum performance and fuel economy from their Detroit powertrain.

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