TREVOSE, PA - The CEI Group, Inc. has announced the rollout of a new DriverCare Web-Based Training lesson that teaches heavy-duty truck drivers techniques for coping safely with the hazards of winter driving.
Winter Driving is a 25-minute interactive lesson that uses animated three-dimensional computer graphics, high-impact sound effects and a narrated text to teach drivers the best ways to avoid accidents under such typical winter weather conditions as snowfall whiteouts, freezing rain, black ice, snowmelt runoff and fog. Lesson information is available at
Among the techniques the lesson stresses for safety on winter-slick roads are:
- Increasing normal good weather following distances by two or three times, up to 12 seconds for straight trucks and 18 seconds for tractor trailers.
- Turning and braking as slowly and gradually as possible to retain traction.
- Staying out of highway truck "caravans."
- Avoiding the use of engine braking and cruise control.
About The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI)
CEI is a leading provider of technology-enhanced vehicle accident, driver safety and fleet risk management services. Its provider network includes some 4,000 collision repair shops in North America, including more than 800 heavy-duty truck collision repair centers. Its customers include self-insured commercial, institutional and governmental fleets, directly and through its alliances with fleet leasing companies. CEI also provides vehicle direct repair program outsourcing to leading property and casualty insurance companies.
Founded in 1983, CEI has headquarters near Philadelphia, PA, with field sales offices in Trevose, PA; Monroe, MI; Tulsa, OK; and Pittsburgh PA. In 2000, CEI launched DriverCare, a line of fleet risk management and driver safety services, including DriverCare Risk Manager, DriverCare mvrComplete, DriverCare Quarterly, and DriverCare Web-Based Training. For more information about CEI, visit www.ceinetwork.com.