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 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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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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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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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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