TORONTO, has expanded its Web-based defensive driver training courseware for commercial trucking. Two new modules have recently been added, titled “Defensive Backing Strategies” and “Drowsy Driving.” The module expansion was in response to customer requests for additional truck training for their fleets. The program is also fully integrated into AlertDriving’s enterprise class fleet risk management platform. This allows companies to manage, track, and report on commercial trucks, service vans, large passenger vehicles, and cars. The Commercial Truck Training program outlines the higher level of responsibility a professional driver must assume. It emphasizes preventability rather than fault. It also includes the fundamental elements of defensive driving and explains the idea that the driver is a manager of space and vehicle control. Some of the other topics covered include the importance of pre-trip vehicle inspections and emphasizes the value of inspection routines, spotting and avoiding hazards, proper mirror placement, emergency maneuvers, and driving in adverse weather conditions. Plus, it looks at the technological features of trucks, such as airbrakes and anti-lock braking systems.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials