ALBANY, NY. September 21, 2004 – Thomson Delmar Learning, a leader in educational resources for lifelong learning and part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), today announced that it will be publishing at the end of September the only new regulations product supported by the Professional Truck Drivers Institute (PTDI) that satisfies the new driver training requirements established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Entry-Level Truck Driver Regulation Training presents the “must know” information new drivers need to successfully achieve the certification required by the new FMCSA ruling that states all drivers hired after July 2003 must pass a test before they are given a license to drive.
“New drivers will applaud this all-inclusive guide to earning the necessary credentials to legally drive commercial motor vehicles and passing the required exam as set forth by the FMCSA, ” said Ray Haight, Chairman of PTDI, and President & COO of MacKinnon Transport, Inc., Guelph, Ontario. “With its carefully condensed information and just the right amount of detail, the easy-to-read, easy-to-learn format will speed users to success.”
Entry Level Truck Driver Regulation Training (ISBN 1-4018-9936-6, $9.95 List) offers the most up-to-date information available in a single volume including dedicated coverage of the four key topic areas included in the FMCSA ruling: Hours of Service, Whistleblower Guidelines, Driver Qualifications, and Driver Health. The user-friendly reading level is compatible with every learning style, including English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. A 50-question review at the end of the book allows users to test their knowledge, and the Instructor’s CD (ISBN 1-4018-9934-x, $9.95 List) provides answers to the test questions as well as a certificate that can be printed to show that a student has passed the test.
There is also a Self-Paced Study Guide on CD (ISBN 1-4018-9935-8, $15.95 List) that includes all the material from the book as well as test questions and a certificate. For more information or a free catalog visit http://www.truckdriving.delmar.com/newregs.aspx, or call Thomson Delmar Learning’s Customer Service Team at 1-800-477-3692.
About The Thomson Corporation and Thomson Delmar Learning
The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2003 revenues of $7.4 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 38,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation’s common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC). Its learning businesses and brands serve the needs of individuals, learning institutions, corporations and government agencies with products and services for both traditional and distributed learning. As part of The Thomson Corporation, Thomson Delmar Learning (www.delmarlearning.com) is the leading provider of lifelong learning products and services for the health care, technology and trades, and career education markets. Thomson Delmar Learning’s market-leading series include Autodesk Press, Chilton, Milady, NetLearning, OnWord Press, Singular Publishing Group, and West Legal Studies.