Trucking companies know that one key to success when it comes to safe, reliable service is sufficient and consistent training for their drivers. But for many, providing that training means pulling drivers off the road and putting them into a classroom. But taking drivers off the road means that owners aren’t making money when they could be. Orientation classes, Post-Incident Remedial work and other safety courses take priority, but does it have to stop there? The January 2019 edition of Fleet Owner magazine featured an article written by Mark Murrell. In his article, he recommends as a starting point asking the following questions:
-If there were no impediments, how much training would you like your fleet to have, and what would you like covered?
– If you delivered the training, how much safer, more compliant, effective and cohesive would your team be?
He goes on to explain how internet training is opening up a whole new world of options that expand far beyond the classroom setting. “If training can be delivered without disrupting the business or infringing on the driver’s home time, why not do it more often?”, writes Murrell. “With the impediments removed, you can do more training than ever before, without having to limit yourself to just the highest priority items.”
Fleet Owner magazine, Jan. 2019. Internet gains behind the wheel, by Mark Murrell