J.J. Keller & Associates and IdleAire Technologies Corp. announced today, May 2, that the companies have signed an agreement giving IdleAire the exclusive license to provide in-cab delivery of J.J. Keller’s video-based commercial motor vehicle driver training and transportation safety-related materials. The training will be delivered via IdleAire’s Advanced Truckstop Electrification technology platform.
IdleAire-equipped parking spaces deliver filtered heat and air conditioning and a range of communications and entertainment options to truck cabs, allowing drivers to shut off their engines while resting and enjoy state-of-the-art amenities.
“With over 7,300 equipped spaces in 110 locations across 29 states, and growing rapidly, IdleAire has an unparalleled ability to deliver J.J. Keller training to fleet drivers in the cab of the truck, any time, any day,” says James J. Keller, president of Neenah, Wis.-based J.J. Keller & Associates. “And drivers don’t need a computer or any special equipment to access the training because it will all be housed on and delivered by the IdleAire system.”
Keller says this offering will greatly benefit their fleet customers because their drivers can stay on the road and still get needed training – including immediate remedial training – instead of being routed back to a terminal setting. “Our customers will be very excited about this development,” Keller says.
IdleAire, which will concentrate first on delivering J.J. Keller’s 27 most-requested driver training modules, says its discussions with fleets also had revealed a great deal of enthusiasm for the training solution.
“Fleets tell us that delivering this training in the cab anytime a driver needs it, without having to bring that driver to a fleet terminal or put a laptop computer in his truck, will give the fleets a much more timely and efficient delivery of training,” says Lynn Youngs, chief operating officer of Knoxville, Tenn.-based IdleAire. “That translates to more productive hours for drivers and ultimately better safety for all involved. The addition of J.J. Keller’s impressive training courses to IdleAire’s comprehensive package is simply one more way we’re improving drivers’ lives – and another way fleets can increase their revenue per truck per day.”