Business, Technology

Trucking Explores Augmented Reality to Enhance Training, Operations

VR headset training A trainee uses a virtual reality headset. XPO is using VR and AR to provide training and support for warehouse workers. (XPO Logistics)

The adoption of immersive technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality by the freight and logistics industry has accelerated amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 19, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Simulators Hold Potential for CDL Training, Testing, Experts Say

Simulator A parallel parking simulator in use. (Screenshot via Virage Simulation)

Simulators can serve as a resource for truck driver training and testing, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, according to experts assembled for a webinar hosted by the Transportation Research Board on Nov. 6.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2020

Three Concerns for Trucking’s Workforce Development

RoadSigns' series on Workforce Development

RoadSigns produced a special series of podcasts on workforce development in which Transport Topics explored various ways to obtain and strengthen the talents and attributes of employees. Here are some of the issues the leaders of the industry discussed with us.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
October 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Preparing New Technicians for Success

Ryder technician works on truck Ryder System has instituted four status levels for its 6,300 technicians. (Terry Townsend )

Diesel technician jobs are becoming more high-tech and specialized as truck manufacturers progressively adopt digital componentry. The profession is suffering from a worker deficit, and fleets find themselves hiring recruits fresh from technician school.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
January 24, 2020
Business, Technology

Design Interactive Partners With DiSTI Corp. on VR and Training Software

Design Interactive Inc. announced a partnership with DiSTI Corp., a provider of virtual maintenance training, 3-D virtual training and graphical user interface software.

October 4, 2019
Business, Technology

Design Interactive Introduces Virtual Equipment Training

Design Interactive Inc. announced its Virtual Equipment Training feature to be used with Augmentor, its transportation-focused augmented reality software.

July 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Virtual Reality Training Promising for Diesel Mechanics, Forklift Operators

HoloLens Fox Valley Technical College

Virtual reality-based training may be a viable option for developing a new generation of diesel technicians, warehouse forklift operators and drivers, as the evolving technology shows promise in speeding up training at a time when labor is in short supply.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
March 1, 2018

Tech School’s Truck Training Expo Deemed a Success

Students in Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute's truck driver training program received a golden opportunity Feb. 18 to connect with employers at the first Truck Driver Hiring and Information Expo.

Lex Menz | News-Topic (Lenoir, N.C.)
February 26, 2016

New YRC Trucking School Offers Graduates $65,000 to Start

HAMMOND, Ind. — A new trucking school might not cost you anything out of pocket, and you could end up with a high-demand job that pays $65,000 the first year and offers full health insurance benefits.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
December 17, 2015

ATA, NASTC File Opposition to Hours-Based Training Plan

Roadmaster Drivers School

American Trucking Associations and the National Association of Small Trucking Companies have sent letters to the head of an entry-level driver training advisory committee, opposing the recommendation of an hours-based behind-the-wheel instruction rule.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 22, 2015