CarriersEdge Releases Four New Courses, Adds Spanish Versions To Two Existing Modules

 CarriersEdge Releases Four New Courses, Adds Spanish Versions To Two Existing Modules

MARKHAM, Ontario, June 3, 2019 – CarriersEdge, a leading provider of online driver training for the trucking industry, continues to expand its library of training courses. The company recently added two courses in its Practical Cargo Securement library, plus a bloodborne pathogens, and a spotted lanternfly course. CarriersEdge also announced it has added Spanish versions to two existing courses – “Lift Truck Operator Skills” and “Distracted Driving.” 

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New CarriersEdge Online Training Program to Reduce Workplace Harassment, Violence

New CarriersEdge Online Training Program to Reduce Workplace Harassment, Violence

CarriersEdge announces the availability of a new online training program on workplace violence and harassment. This training course teaches managers and employees how to recognize these negative behaviors, respond appropriately, protect themselves and help prevent further incidents.

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Transportation Insurance Brokerage Kunkel & Associates Partners with CarriersEdge

Kunkel & Associates, a leading insurance brokerage specializing in coverage for the trucking industry, became the latest CarriersEdge partner in offering customers access to its library of online driver training. The training is set up for fleet customers as a subscription service, with one monthly fee providing unlimited use of all titles for all employees. 

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CarriersEdge Now Offers Vehicle Inspection Courses In Spanish

CarriersEdge Now Offers Vehicle Inspection Courses In Spanish

 Fleets looking for vehicle inspection training for drivers in Spanish can now obtain CarriersEdge’s popular 10-module training program for them. The training provides tutorials drivers take at their own pace with testing to demonstrate vehicle inspection knowledge and proficiency. It is available in two versions - straight truck and tractor/trailers and it covers inspections as well as reporting.

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Latest Course From CarriersEdge Helps Drivers Operate Safely in Congested Areas

Latest Course From CarriersEdge Helps Drivers Operate Safely in Congested Areas

A new CarriersEdge driver training course provides instruction on driving and making deliveries in tight, congested areas. Upon completion, drivers will learn the steps to prevent collisions in truck stops and parking areas, to recognize how distracted driving and complacency can contribute to collisions and to use safe parking and backing procedures. 

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Building Better Training: What Is It You Want Your Drivers To Learn?

Building Better Training: What Is It You Want Your Drivers To Learn?

The reason for providing good training is the same as the reason for providing good customer service, according to Jane Jazrawy, chief executive and co-founder of CarriersEdge. When customer service reps show empathy and respond in a thoughtful, friendly manner, customers are more likely to feel valued and be satisfied. Likewise, when fleets provide good training, drivers are more likely to be satisfied with the experience and retain and practice the skills and behaviors they learn.

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CarriersEdge Offers Six Tips for Showing Appreciation to Drivers Year-Round

CarriersEdge Offers Six Tips for Showing Appreciation to Drivers Year-Round

Many fleets use National Truck Driver Appreciation Week - Sept. 10-16, as an opportunity to show how much drivers mean to them. While that’s good, companies that demonstrate their appreciation year-round are apt to find it easier to recruit and retain the best. CarriersEdge offers some ideas on doing that through examples from its Best Fleets to Drive For annual survey and awards.

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CarriersEdge Adds Online Training Course To Help Truck Drivers Keep Their Focus

CarriersEdge offers a new online training course for drivers on avoiding distracted driving. The course helps drivers understand what is distracted driving and the dangers it poses and provides practical strategies for minimizing the triggers.

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CarriersEdge Online Defensive Driving Course Now Available in Spanish

CarriersEdge Online Defensive Driving Course Now Available in Spanish

CarriersEdge’s most popular training module - the Defensive Driving training suite - is now available in the Spanish language. The Defensive Driving course covers the basics as well as handling situations such as turns and curves, backing up, intersections and lane changes. It also helps drivers understand the relationship between speed and space among vehicles on the road.

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Sentry Insurance's New Safety Program Features CarriersEdge Online Training

Business insurance leader Sentry Insurance is offering a new online driver training program provided by CarriersEdge for its customers in the trucking industry. Sentry says the driving courses offered by CarriersEdge will be easy for its customers to use and provide them measurable results.

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Objectively Speaking - Using meaningful learning objectives to focus training sessions

Objectively Speaking - Using meaningful learning objectives to focus training sessions

PART ONE OF THREE - To develop effective training, CarriersEdge Co-Founder Mark Murrell starts by defining his learning objectives or outcomes. Murrell says there are three basic parts in writing those objectives - use objective action verbs such as describe, list, explain and not subjective words like know, recognize or understand; establish the training’s performance or content to focus the training sessions; and then develop the training’s measurement to determine if the training has met the identified objectives.

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Beyond the Bullet - Organization leads to memorable and effective training

Beyond the Bullet - Organization leads to memorable and effective training

PART TWO OF THREE: After establishing the learning objectives for his training, CarriersEdge Co-Founder Mark Murrell says his next step is to organize the material making it easier for the learner to digest. To organize the learning, Murrell establishes a big picture of what the content is about, then moves from the general to the specific or from the simplest, most basic concepts to the more complex. His introduction is always an attention-grabber and he always tries to rehearse his training sessions.

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The True/False Trap - Create effective test questions to avoid it

The True/False Trap - Create effective test questions to avoid it

PART THREE OF THREE: In order to develop effective measurement of her training sessions, CarrierEdge President, CEO and Co-Founder Jane Jazrawy starts by using her training session’s objectives in creating the test questions. A review of content also helps. She also draws from definitions, symbols (e.g. hazmat or HCS/WHMIS symbols), process steps, comparisons (e.g. driver vs. carrier responsibilities), and scenarios when creating her test questions. And she avoids the True/False Trap.

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