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ITI Offers Incident-Based Training for Fleets

| July 25, 2018

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Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI), providers of training solutions for the transportation industry including PRO-TREAD online training content and the Sentix training automation platform, announced that it has released a new library of Incident-Based Training lessons.

The shorter, highly focused courses designed to assist with remedial events can help reduce exposure to liability and provide fleets with a more efficient means of providing necessary training for drivers.

“While fleets are using a variety of vehicle technologies to successfully improve safety, it is also making them increasing liable when an incident does occur,” said Laura McMillan, VP training program development at ITI. “Punitive damages often result from knowing that a driver made an error and not addressing it. With these new courses, we are the only company offering fleets the ability to choose from a library of lessons that address the behaviors that led to an incident and on the most common violations, and quickly assign them after an event has occurred.

Topics for the new Incident-Based Training courses from ITI were selected from a survey of high frequency incidents and a review of CSA data for infractions, and are targeted at addressing observed behaviors and recorded events. Expanded future offerings will include additional high frequency issues. The library of topics includes:

·      Avoiding Fixed Objects

·      Intersections

·      Hours of Service

·      Defensive Driving

·      Winter Driving

·      Pre-Trip Inspection

·      Right Turns

·      Left Turns

·      Space Management

·      Driver Distractions

·      Rear End Collision Avoidance

·      Backing and Docking

·      Speed Management

·      Basic Vehicle Controls

The shorter lessons, typically 5-7 minutes long, provide for a quick remediation event focused on the driver’s actions. The courses, McMillan noted, eliminate the need for managers to develop training for every incident that occurs. In addition, drivers will appreciate spending just a few minutes of learning that focuses on the behaviors that led to an incident and how to avoid it in the future, and not feel as if they are being penalized with a long course of information.

ITI’s new Incident-Based Training can also be the backbone of corrective training groups within the Sentix training automation platform. Essentially, a fleet can create a group into which a driver is added after an incident and assign remediation courses and follow-up training as needed.

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