Schneider extends Pro-Tread driver training

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Updated Aug 18, 2011

Instructional Technologies, a provider of online driver safety and OSHA training for the transportation industry, announced it had extended its five-year relationship with Schneider National Inc. Following on the delivery of two new custom training lessons on July 22, Schneider will continue to offer its drivers Pro-Tread training from any internet computer or in-cab device.

“Schneider is one of our best and most sophisticated clients. Integrating with their Oracle Learning Management system was a challenge, but to date, we’re the only outside vendor to do so. And we’re proud to continue helping their other training vendors by hosting their video content,” said Dr. Jim Voorhees, chief executive of Instructional Technologies.

A survey of 4,650 Schneider drivers found:

• 95 percent agreed that the Pro-Tread training would make the company and themselves safer.
• 93 percent would recommend the Pro-Tread online lessons to fellow drivers.
• 88 percent agreed with the statement, “I prefer taking this type of computer-based lesson instead of attending a safety meeting.”
• 74 percent disagreed that the Pro-Tread lessons were too basic.

By integrating Pro-Tread’s learning management system with Schneider’s centralized Oracle Learning Management (OLM) system, Schneider management is able to make sure drivers finish their training.

The two custom lessons being hosted on the Pro-Tread online training system are more operational than safety in nature — specific website changes the drivers need to know about, and a new workflow process for their delivery and expenses paperwork.

“Lessons that introduce a company’s workflow and process for drivers — rather than just safety — are an increasingly common request from our clients. And it’s more than new-hire training: Whenever there’s a process change, the manager can require drivers to take a quick 20-minute lesson. And since we update lessons quickly, it takes very little effort to communicate changes fleet-wide. Orientation training is another product we offer and several large fleets are using our customized orientation training to speed the new-hire process as well as to save money,” said Voorhees.

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“We’ve worked extremely well with ITI over the past five years,” said Alan Weisinger, Schneider National’s director of driver training. “We know we can always count on them to go the extra mile for us when we need it.”