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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TCA and CarriersEdge Name 2017 Overall Best Fleets to Drive For

TCA and CarriersEdge Name 2017 Overall Best Fleets to Drive For

During the survey and survey results evaluation, Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge found that Grand Island Express of Grand Island, Nebraska, and Bison Transport, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, demonstrated strong commitments to excellence in their workplace environments. Recognizing a demographic shift among its drivers, Bison added a new entry-level program specifically for team drivers. Meanwhile Grand Island Express conducts monthly driver meetings via WebEx so drivers can call in or join via mobile app if they can’t attend in person.

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CarriersEdge offers driver surveys to fleets as driver training tool

CarriersEdge offers driver surveys to fleets as driver training tool

Fleets now have access to many of the same survey tools CarriersEdge has been using and perfecting in the Best Fleets to Drive For contest. Carriers can create any number of surveys with any number and combination of questions about company-specific initiatives or some of the subjects covered in the Best Fleets to Drive For contest. With the surveys, fleets can gather valuable information for improving driver satisfaction.

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CarriersEdge Offers Driver Training Module for Safe Food Handling

CarriersEdge Offers Driver Training Module for Safe Food Handling

A food safety training module for drivers allows carriers to provide online training to prepare drivers for transporting food in compliance with the new regulations enacted under the Food Safety Modernization Act. Those regulations go into effect April 6, 2017, for large carriers with revenues in excess of $27.5 million and next year for smaller carriers.

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Fleets Can Now Access Driver Training in Spanish From CarriersEdge

Fleets Can Now Access Driver Training in Spanish From CarriersEdge

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), language barriers are a contributing factor in 25 percent of job-related accidents. Citing this statistic and a related 2010 OSHA initiative, an operations manager of professional services for UL Workplace Health and Safety urged members of the Society for Human Resources to consider offering workers safety training in their native language. Fleets looking for such training resources for drivers whose first language is Spanish can now find it with CarriersEdge.

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Zavcor Trucking Realizes Savings With CarriersEdge

Zavcor Trucking Realizes Savings With CarriersEdge

A Stevensville, Ontario-based cross border refrigerated and dry freight carrier is reducing accident frequency, violation and management costs, and improving fuel efficiency with CarriersEdge online training in such topics as defensive driving and logbook instruction and compliance tools.

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Vehicle Inspection Training Courses Now Available from CarriersEdge

A provider of online driver training for the North American trucking industry introduces a new course covering proper vehicle inspection procedures, based on information from industry experts, federal regulators and inspection officials.

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Driver Training Goes Mobile with New Training App from CarriersEdge

Driver Training Goes Mobile with New Training App from CarriersEdge

When drivers need to complete their assigned training, fleets can now offer a tool that can quickly notify them of approaching deadlines. The CarriersEdge mobile training app offers drivers easy access to a wide range of courses on Defensive Driving, Winter Driving, HOS and Logbooks, and Cargo Securement, among others. Quitting and resuming training later is as simple as tapping an icon.

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