Online training company Instructional Technologies Inc. has partnered with driver and fleet safety developer Netradyne to launch an automated training system for truck drivers.
The program kicked off with GetGo Transportation, a for-hire fleet in Toledo, Ohio.
The system uses driver trends based on alerts generated by Netradyne’s Driveri safety program, then translates them into course assignments by ITI’s Sentix Pro Learning Management System. Factors pulled from the Driveri system include following distance, hard braking and traffic light violations.
“Like most smaller fleets, our training resources are lean,” Rob Wayne, director of safety and recruiting at GetGo, said in a press release. “Valuing our drivers means respecting their time and abilities. Combining these two systems lets us be incredibly targeted in our training. We don’t blanket drivers with a one-size-fits-none training approach.”
According to ITI Chief Technology Officer Aaron Purvis, the integrated system can be as simple or complex as a client wants. Triggers can be limited and prioritized, so a driver isn’t flooded with assignments.
In October, Netradyne, which uses artificial intelligence to improve safety, announced that it had secured $21 million in Series B funding. Investors included Reliance Industries Ltd., M12 (Microsoft’s corporate venture arm) and Point72 Ventures.