driver training

Business, Technology, Safety

Perspective: Technology Powers Virtual Training

The COVID-19 pandemic makes it challenging to provide training to drivers due to the need for social distancing, but technology is helping bridge this gap.

Michael Phillippi | Vice President of Technology, Lytx
November 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Driver Coaching Takes Personal Touch, Positivity, Panelists Say

Lisa Gonnerman, vice president of safety and security at Transport America Lisa Gonnerman, vice president of safety and security at Transport America, said it is important for companies to find out what type of coaching a particular driver relates to. (Transport Topics)

Coaching programs should be geared to the drivers who are receiving training, according to panelists at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Truck Driver Training Programs Overcome COVID Risks

C.R. England truck C.R. England

As the coronavirus gripped the nation, companies across the trucking industry were forced to alter their operations while confronting the pandemic. For some, that included driver training and orientation.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 24, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

UPS Requests Exemption for Driver-Trainees to Operate Doubles

UPS John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Feb. 24 that it is seeking comment on a 2019 request from United Parcel Service Inc. in which the carrier seeks a five-year renewable exemption from federal regulations in order to allow its driver-trainees with commercial learner permits to operate twin 28-foot trailers on public roads.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 24, 2020

Experts: Fleets Can Boost Recruiting by Supporting Student Drivers, Veterans

Don Lefeve, Tim Norlin and Randy Dye Don Lefeve (from left), Tim Norlin and Randy Dye talked about ways fleets can attract and support entry-level drivers and veterans. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Truck driving students and military veterans are two key pipelines for bolstering the industry’s driver workforce, but fleets must take proper steps to effectively attract and support them, experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Issues $77 Million in Grants Supporting Truck Safety, Driver Training

FMCSA issues grants. A young driver trains. (Corey Gray)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced more than $77 million in grants to states and training institutions to improve commercial motor vehicle safety.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ELDT Compliance Urged Despite FMCSA’s Proposed Delays

Student drivers look under a truck's trailer New truck drivers have until Feb. 7, 2020, to comply with the requirements outlined in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rule on ELDT. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Despite proposed delays regarding certain parts of the federal Entry Level Driver Training rule, commercial driver license training schools shouldn’t dawdle as the rule’s upcoming effective date nears, according to training expert Jim Butler.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2019
Government, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Electronic IT System Glitch Expected to Delay Portion of Driver Training Rule

Student driver truck FMCSA is working on a temporary fix to solve the glitch that is delaying full implementation of the new Entry Level Driver Training rule. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration electronic information system glitch is delaying full implementation of the Entry Level Driver Training rule, an agency spokesman confirmed.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 20, 2019
Business, Technology

ITI, Netradyne Partner on Driver Training Program

Online training company Instructional Technologies Inc. has partnered with driver and fleet safety developer Netradyne to launch an automated training system for truck drivers.

October 29, 2018

Study Identifies Benefits for Driving Simulators as Companion to In-Cab Trainers

VS600M simulator VS600M simulator courtesy of Virage

A recent study found that driving simulators can be as effective in training truck drivers as a live teacher for tasks such as braking and shifting gears.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2018