COMMERCIAL & MEDIUM DUTY TRUCK TRAINING
CSA-Compliant Defensive Driver Training—With Full-Motion Video
IMAGINE YOU COULD CUT COLLISIONS BY UP TO 40% IN LESS THAN A YEAR
A broad range of companies currently use our solutions—from big pharmaceuticals and chemical firms to global beverage companies, and consumer and commercial service providers. Let Hazard Perception for Commercial Drivers assess your fleet with standardized risk metrics across all business units, anywhere, no matter where drivers work.
3 WAYS ALERTDRIVING'S SAFETY TRAINING
REDUCES FLEET COSTS
UP TO 9 IN 10 ACCIDENTS
Besides targeting collision-causing behaviors, training your drivers can translate to other benefits, such as reduced injury claims and driver down time, and better insurance rates.
PREPARE DRIVERS FOR
Since drivers are held accountable for safety, alertdriving’s program discusses safety-based roadside inspection violations and how operators can avoid them.
SAFE DRIVERS ARE
CMV Safety Training targets fuel-wasting aggressive behaviors, including tailgating and excessive idling, so drivers go farther on a full tank.
WHY IS ALERTDRIVING DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CDL TRAINING PROGRAMS?
Our program delivers consistent, standardized risk reporting simply by regularly testing drivers—in a method known as Pulse Training—and tracking their progress over time. This also reinforces core concepts across multiple risk categories, ultimately improving retention by as much as 150%.
Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspections
When mechanical defects go unreported and unrepaired, fleet maintenance costs rise along with the risk of inspection violations, possible injury, or death. Pre-trip vehicle inspections improve everyone’s safety on the road, and this course explores critical areas inside, outside and around a vehicle where truck drivers can learn to spot problems early.
One minor disruption in traffic flow can wreak havoc in seconds. This truck safety course explores techniques to improve a driver’s awareness and perception skills, such as driving with a defensive space cushion, scanning the road to stay prepared, and anticipating potential hazards before the danger rises.
The Professional Defensive Driver
Burdened by wider blind spots and longer stopping distances, commercial vehicles often pose the greater risk to other motorists. This course discusses proper scanning, space and speed management, regular vehicle inspections, and other vital skills so operators share the road safely.
Evasive Driving Maneuvers
Evasive action could prevent a bad situation from becoming worse. Three out of every 4 people killed in truck accidents are other vehicle occupants, and this course explains why proper scanning, correct mirror adjustment, and steering control are crucial to make informed choices in an emergency.
Proper Use of Mirrors
Mirrors are an essential part of any commercial truck’s technical safety, providing operators a view of important changes on the road. In this course, truck drivers will learn how to adjust plane and convex mirrors correctly, and why regular vehicle inspections help to maximize view.
Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
For commercial fleet drivers, injuries due to slips, trips and falls can lead to hours of lost work time, permanent disability, and even death. In this course, operators will assess the correct methods for entering a vehicle, and how to reduce the risk of workplace injuries with proper footwear and safe falling techniques.
Defensive Backing Strategies
Driving in reverse severely restricts the view of the road or area behind a vehicle, and mirrors alone cannot eliminate blind spots. This truck safety course explains why visual inspections around a vehicle are critical, and how defensive maneuvering techniques can improve safety when backing a vehicle.
Adverse Weather Conditions
Maneuvering a large truck already carries risks, and driving in bad weather magnifies each one. In this course, truck drivers will learn why vehicle inspections are essential to prepare for poor driving conditions, and how to cope with longer stopping distances, reduced traction and visibility, and the risk of hydroplaning.
When truck drivers divert their attention from the road, they lose focus on what is truly important. Distracted driving increases everyone’s risk of an accident, and in this course, operators will explore the facts about texting, in-vehicle technology and other disruptions, and learn ways to avoid distractions both inside and outside the vehicle.
Fatigue is a factor in 1 out of every 8 large truck accidents, and over half of all drowsy driving accidents involve a single vehicle drifting from its lane, usually on a highway. The risk is higher among truck drivers who travel alone, so this course explores key fatigue management skills to help operators avoid drowsiness while driving.
Safely avoiding hazards requires time and space, and speeding limits both. This course discusses how speed affects stopping distance and hazard awareness, and why decision errors about speed management contribute to nearly 1 out of every 3 fatal truck accidents.
Proper Lane Changes
In many fatal lane change crashes, truck drivers looked but failed to see a smaller vehicle hidden from view. This truck safety course explains how to minimize blind spots with correct mirror adjustment, and why maintaining a space cushion is an essential practice to change lanes safely.
Avoiding Fail-to-Yield Collisions
Truck drivers who underestimate their vehicle’s physical limitations risk failing to yield at intersections or during lane changes. Hazard awareness skills and respecting other motorists’ space are crucial for turns, merges and other maneuvers, so this course discusses ways to safely yield right-of-way in critical situations.
One out of every 7 truck-striking accidents happen at intersections. Drivers should always enter these danger zones with caution, so this course explains how to scan traffic on approach or when making a left turn, and why mirrors are critical to monitor space during wide right turns.
Safe Highway Driving
On highways, maintaining focus can be difficult amid unchanging scenery or the droning sound of vehicle tires, while speeding poses a constant risk. This course explores the unique hazards of highway driving, and provides safety tips to help operators manage blind spots, space, and lane changes in a high-speed environment.