NPTC launches interactive training curriculum

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Private Fleet Management Online, a new and enhanced interactive training curriculum for transportation managers, has been launched by the National Private Truck Council and Instructional Technologies Inc. NPTC says Private Fleet Management Online, which replaces its Fleet Learning Center, contains the most comprehensive resource guide to private fleet management ever assembled, delivering education and training that is practical, relevant, real-job focused-and both convenient and affordable.

“The management layer of the trucking industry needs access to this kind of training,” says Gary Petty, NPTC president and chief executive officer. “Even if a manager isn’t trying to earn the CTP, they’re probably taking on more responsibility. This management training gets them up to speed on the different facets of trucking fast. And that’s why we chose Instructional Technologies – they know how to ensure that great training sticks. They produce excellent training.”

NPTC says the training focuses on all aspects of a trucking operation, whether a private fleet or over-the-road fleet, including finance; fleet operational management; safety, security and compliance; human resources and work force development; and equipment and maintenance strategies.

NPTC says the curriculum is based upon a comprehensive job analysis study conducted among its members; the study identified 47 tasks focusing on the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to successful private fleet management. These have been categorized into five core disciplines that form the heart of NPTC Certified Transportation Professional (CTP).

Leveraging the training content used to earn the CTP designation, this training expands ITI’s reach from the truck and into the enterprise. “This kind of professional, ongoing education tends to be studied in someone’s off-hours, almost like you were going back to school,” says Dr. James Voorhees, CEO of Instructional Technologies. “Therefore, we’ll be making this training available online, as well as on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.”

The exclusive partnership allows ITI to sell the training directly and through its partners. The training will launch in second quarter of 2012 and will be available to everyone. Members of the NPTC will receive a discount.