Specialized Drivers Need Specialized Training

Specialized Drivers Need Specialized Training

Leverage NBIS’ comprehensive online driver training to prevent violations and accidents.

Check in with OSHA’s ten most frequently cited health and safety violations year over year, and you’ll find that the list doesn’t change all that often. In fact, OSHA admits: “Year after year, our inspectors see thousands of the same on-the-job hazards, any one of which could result in a fatality or severe injury.”

Viewed through a transportation lens, OSHA’s assertion is pretty spot on—the causes of accidents and fatalities in transportation remain largely the same on an annual basis, and they’re almost always related to driver behavior. From stopping distances to changing lanes, from backing up to distracted driving, many of the most common citations and/or accidents can be avoided when drivers are properly trained and understand the current rules and regulations.

As things begin to return to normal after nearly two years of pandemic-related challenges, now is a perfect time to revisit your company’s driver training program. Drivers who may have had significant time away from the job will benefit from refreshing their safety knowledge, and new post-pandemic challenges can be addressed as well. 

Flexible, comprehensive training, such as the NBIS Online Driver Training program, is a great way to promote safety culture among your drivers.  Utilizing proprietary claims data, and designed by some of the country’s foremost transportation experts, the NBIS Online Driver Training Module is specifically formulated for drivers operating mobile cranes, heavy haul tractors, and concrete pump trucks. This comprehensive program targets the most common high-risk driving situations and behaviors, and articulates practical ways to deal with and avoid them.

Each course takes around 15 minutes to complete and concludes with a test. Available 24/7, the system provides full tracking and reporting, which will allow you to protect your company and show that you have continued to train your employees. The program is designed for the type of vehicle your employees will drive. And perhaps best of all? The program is defensible in court in any situation where a claim arises.

To that end, if a driver is involved in an over-the-road claim and has successfully completed all five of our online driver training classes, the company qualifies for a deductible discount.

As the economy continues to rebound, transportation companies want to know that they can hit the road when the time comes without missing a beat—along with the added confidence that their drivers are up to speed and appropriately invested in operational safety.

While it’s true that accident-causation factors may stay the same year over year, it’s also true that training and educating continues to be one of the best responses we can have. Now more than ever, keep your workforce ready.