As with most professions these days, modern times have brought about technology and regulations that are thorough, efficient and safe, even when it comes to the process of moving goods across the continent. This means that in order to keep up with modern regulations, commercial truck drivers have to become more tech-savvy than ever before.
Truck Driver Training
In addition to everyday processes being automated and relying on tech for things like logbooks and health and safety reminders, commercial driver courses—and all types of driver training, in fact—have also embraced modern technology.
A wide range of online truck driver training is now available for drivers of commercial fleets.
Some of the Online Training for Commercial Vehicle Drivers available from Fleet Safety International include:
– AIR BRAKE REFRESHER PROGRAM
This online Air Brakes course is designed as a refresher and study aid for individuals who will write an Alberta Air Brake knowledge test at a registry. This course is also ideal for individuals or corporations with employees who need air brake refresher training.
– CANADIAN HEAVY TRUCK WEIGHT AND DIMENSION PROGRAM
This 60-minute online weight and dimensions course presents essential, up-to-date information about Canada’s weights and dimension regulations set forth in NSC Standard 10 Cargo Securement, and also covers the ways in which the regulations differ by province.
– PROFESSIONAL DRIVER IMPROVEMENT COURSE (PDIC)
The Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC) is specifically designed for drivers in the transportation industry as both a refresher on safe driving attitudes and techniques and an introduction to new safe driving concepts. It is approved by the Alberta Government for a 3-point demerit reduction.
There are many other courses offered for commercial trucker development—all the information for which can be found on our site!
Our team at FSI has been building an effective training curriculum for professional transport drivers for over 30 years, and we were early adopters of the move to online training because we knew that the cost savings and convenience benefits for our customers would be substantial. If you’re still unsure about taking online driver training vs. in-classroom, here are some of the biggest advantages to choosing an online course:
– LOWER COST
Attending classes online is generally far more cost-efficient than traditional in-person sessions. The cost of scheduling, administration, and instructor time is significantly lower with online driver training.
– FAST COMPLETION
Eliminate the need for scheduling months in advance, and instead choose online courses that you can do on your own schedule. You can start and finish your training as quickly as you choose and print your certificate sooner.
– CONVENIENCE & FLEXIBILITY
Drivers who complete online training benefit from far more flexibility than a classroom learning environment. It means a driver can do coursework around their schedule, including evenings or weekends. Our online courses are available 24/7 and most can be paused and picked up later if something urgent comes up.
– STUDY ANYWHERE
Drivers don’t have to be in a particular location to complete online training. As long as you have an internet connection, you can do it!
Are you Ready?
Truck driver training courses have come a long way over the past few years. Now commercial transport drivers can do most of their upgrading online. Benefits include being able to study anywhere, a flexible schedule, and reduced overall costs!
Are you looking into upgrading your driving skills? Contact Fleet Safety International today! We offer online driving courses as well as in-vehicle driver training classes for professional drivers.