ACS launches Web-based driver orientation program

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ACS Expedited Solutions, a provider of business process improvement and outsourced IT solutions in the truckload market segment, today, July 13, launched “Command Solutions,” a new Web-based driver orientation program for trucking companies of all sizes. The new service is designed to allow fleets to save millions of dollars in travel and lodging costs by allowing drivers to complete pre-hire paperwork, orientation and testing online.

“This Web-based orientation training might be new to the trucking industry, but it’s not new to ACS,” says Kelley Walkup, division vice president and general manager. “ACS works with hundreds of customers on e-learning platforms. It makes sense to offer the service to the transportation industry – especially in this current economic climate – as a means to help carriers create a better bottom line.”

ACS says it offers Web-based driver orientation training to all carriers. With Command Solutions, fleets reduce travel, housing and per diem costs, improve learning retention, decrease the hiring cycle, increase asset utilization and provide an excellent source for documentation against litigation, according to the company.

Drivers utilizing Command Solutions complete their pre-hire paperwork, orientation and testing online. When the driver successfully completes all orientation testing online, they travel to the fleet facility for a road test, drug test and introduction to the carrier. ACS says this process significantly reduces costs, creating opportunities for better truck-to-revenue ratios and less downtime for drivers while in orientation.