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.

Make training happen coverJust 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

thom_vehicle_lineup1__camera0-smLook 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.

PRO-TREAD® for Heavy Duty Trucks
ClearDrive™ for Commercial Fleets
On Ramp™ for CDL Schools

And we have a library of OSHA and out-of-vehicle courses for injury prevention, as well.


Sentix™ LMS:
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.