Free guide: How to Make truck Driver training happen
What's not to love about driver safety training? Except the time it takes to make training happen. Not to worry! Our step-by-step guide will help you deploy high-quality fleet training without giving up your evenings and weekends.
Just a few of the things you'll learn:
- Whether it's better to buy training or try to build it yourself
- When to go with online training, and when to do it in-person
- How to choose between custom vs. out-of-the-box training
- Understanding the importance of training records and mastery-based training when it comes to DOT audits and lawsuits.
What's Inside the Fleet Manager's Guide to Online Training?
There’s an old saying: “If you want something to get done, give it to a busy person.” And the fleet wants to improve safety and training, so they gave it to you. Here’s a few tips from our other time-crunched managers.
- Build vs. Buy? Buy.
- In-Person or Online? Online (mostly).
Excerpt: Training done face-to-face can be time-consuming, expensive and loaded with inconsistent messages. But it’s also one of the best ways to explain the nuances of equipment and processes. So what’s a company to do? Use different training types for the right skills.
The biggest time-suck of all is getting everyone up to the same level. Once people understand the essential skills, in-person training becomes an effective and efficient use of time. Smart fleets and companies use online or computer-based training as that launch-point.
Most technology training and company-wide how-to explanations — like how to submit paperwork, sign up for health insurance, log hours, or put through maintenance requests — should be done with computer-based training. Computers excel at repeating and testing for understanding.
Another type of training that works well with computers: basic skills training. Examples here include things like Space Management, Defensive Driving or Pre-Trip Inspections.
After you get your people up to the same level, you should then reinforce this training with in-person training to focus on questions they may have. You can also discuss specifics of equipment, routes or company expectations.
- One-Size-Fits-All or Customized? Both.
- Simple or Full-Featured? Simple.
ITI Provides Driver Training
for Every Type of Fleet Vehicle
Look under the hood at top-performing companies, and you’ll find a culture of training. When you want to outsource your training and safety content, ITI provides the highest quality online videos through for every type of vehicle, from sedans up to heavy duty trucks.
And we have a library of OSHA and out-of-vehicle courses for injury prevention, as well.
Designed for Busy Fleet Safety Managers
Sentix Pro is a powerful learning management system (LMS) engineered specifically for transportation and logistics companies. From assigning a year’s worth of training in minutes to triggering training after an incident, it will save you hours of manual work right out of the box.
Just as importantly, Sentix LMS can connect to all your other systems and be customized to help you intelligently scale your training for the long haul.