InCab University, an accredited college education program for truck drivers, has announced an agreement with Instructional Technologies Inc. to offer its Tread-1 computer-based driver training within InCab U’s curriculum. Tread-1 — an interactive training system designed to provide a variety of courses designed for truck drivers in the areas of operations, regulations and safety — now is available to all InCab University students from the comfort of their cabs.
Tread-1’s curriculum now offers more than 30 different courses. ITI says its secure Web-based database, provided at no cost to each user, documents and stores all Tread-1 driver training data for easy record management and bullet-proof documentation when needed in litigation. Truck drivers across the country now have the opportunity to complete their driver and safety training in addition to earning a college degree without leaving their cab, according to the companies; through a specially designed network, drivers can receive education and training over any Internet-enabled PC or InCab computer device.
This agreement brings together InCab University’s academic curriculum with Tread-1’s safety courses, allowing fleets the ability to train drivers without having to route them back into a home terminal. “Fleets are demanding more and more options when it comes to training, and the goal is to do this without the driver ever having to step foot inside a terminal,” says Craig Fuller, chief executive officer of InCab University. “Tread-1 is the industry leader in interactive driver training, and in conjunction with InCab U’s program of study, this agreement will allow all students to complete training on their own time from the ease of their truck. We are simply building on our motto of ‘Learning for the Long Haul’.”
ITI Executive Vice President E. Bruce Weiss says that the industry has been waiting for years for an effective company like InCab University to make good on its promise to drivers to better their lives. “The cab is the principle workplace for the driver, and in the past it hasn’t offered much beyond TV and boredom in his off-time,” Weiss says. “Providing this rich experience is great for the driver and for the trucking industry. Beyond that, our fleet clients are always looking for new and convenient ways to distribute our safety training to their drivers. InCab University is an ideal extension of our current distribution channels.”
As part of this deal, fleets will be able to access Tread-1’s training content through InCab University; additionally fleets that currently use Tread-1’s content will be able to offer accredited college courses to their drivers through InCab U.