3 Ways AlertDriving's CMV Safety Training Reduces Fleet Costs

CSA-Compliant Defensive Driver Training—With Full-Motion Video


3 Ways AlertDriving's CMV Safety Training Reduces Fleet Costs

Up to 9 in 10 Accidents Are Preventable

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.
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Prepare Drivers for CSA Enforcement and Compliance

Since drivers are held accountable for safety, AlertDriving’s program discusses safety-based roadside inspection violations—and how operators can avoid them.
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Safe Drivers Are Efficient Drivers

AlertDriving's CMV Safety Training targets fuel-wasting aggressive behaviors, including tailgating and excessive idling, so drivers go farther on a full tank.
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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.

Driver Risk Scoring. Compare and manage your fleet’s risk globally, at the driver level.

One-to-One Risk Mapping. Target specific high-risk behaviors so drivers only take CDL courses they need.

Enhanced Video Quality and Size. Experience stunning HD quality and a rich, 360-degree view all around a vehicle.

A User-Friendly Interface. Standardize your program with a simple user interface and easy-to-follow text descriptions.

Theory-Based Driver Safety Questions. Understand the behavioral deficiencies behind your fleet's leading crash causes.

 

VIOLATION-BASED CSA TRAINING—WITH INTERACTIVE, HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO

 

Looking for a consistent training regime you can deploy to your entire commercial fleet?

AlertDriving’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Training is a seven-module training package designed to reduce the risk of drivers committing violations under CSA regulations.

  • All modules take under 20 minutes to complete
  • All modules enjoy full mobile optimization, so drivers can train anywhere, on any device.
  • All modules use real-life video footage, which drivers prefer over cartoon-like, computer animation
  • Clients can maintain a satisfactory scorecard with the FMCSA and reduce the risk their drivers pose
  • The system automatically corresponds via email with trainees, reminding them of upcoming modules – significantly improving compliance and results.

And you can assign violation-specific training modules immediately upon discovery of an infraction. Choose from any one of the courses dedicated to the Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs):

Unsafe Driving: Targeting the most dangerous driving behaviors, this course offers drivers practical techniques to avoid unnecessary risks on the road.

Hours-of-Service Compliance: Fatigued driving is a leading cause of truck accidents. In this course, drivers learn to cope with fatigue using simple tips, from trip planning to scheduling rest breaks.

Crash Indicator: Drivers with a history of crash involvement are 3 times more likely to crash again. This course encourages positive behavioral change through improved scanning and space management.

Hazardous Materials Compliance: Accidents involving hazardous materials pose an extreme risk to public safety. This course reminds drivers of their responsibility to handle hazardous cargo safely.

Controlled Substances and Alcohol: We all know the risks, but this course explains the science behind impairment, and how simple choices help to avoid driving under the influence.

Driver Fitness: All CMV operators require appropriate training and medical qualifications to perform. In this course, drivers learn how road safety starts behind-the-wheel—with them.

Vehicle Maintenance: Encourage proper vehicle maintenance as an effective strategy to prevent violations and reduce accident risk.

 

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.

Hazard Awareness

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.

Deadly Distractions

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.

Drowsy Driving

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.

Speeding

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.

Intersection Safety

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.