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The 3 Biggest Mistakes Driver Trainers Make

Think back to your elementary school classroom. Was it a peaceful, controlled, and relaxed environment? Much to the chagrin of your teacher, probably ...

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5 Topics To Be Teaching in Your Truck Driver Safety Training

I got a call the other day from a client who’s worked with us for many years. We first met him back in 1999. At the time he was senior vice president ...

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Developing a Fleet Accident Response Plan

Accidents cost you money. Worse yet, they get people hurt or even killed. Your best bet is to work to prevent accidents from happening. But what’s you...

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What is a Fleet Audit?

Like most people in the trucking industry, the idea of an audit probably makes your skin crawl. However, we’re not talking about the DOT. We’re talkin...

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Fleet Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tips to Keep Your Drivers Safe

You need simple solutions to reduce your fleet’s cost of loss. One way to do so is to focus on fleet vehicle maintenance and repairs.

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Earn NATMI Certification Renewal Points for Training We Offer

Earn points towards NATMI certification renewal with AvatarFleet’s professional safe driving training programs.

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Are Your Non-CDL Drivers Following These Steps Before Driving to a Job?

Your non-CDL light-duty vehicle drivers face tremendous risk out on the road. Other people, road conditions, and weather all create chances for seriou...

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How Often Should You Do Safety Training?

If you want to get in shape and stay in shape, it’s not enough to spend a week lifting weights and running. You need to keep-up with an exercise routi...

Why Your Company Needs Monthly Safety Meetings
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Why Your Company Needs Monthly Safety Meetings

It isn’t enough to train your drivers when you first hire them. They need to be re-trained, re-trained again, and then re-trained some more. And here’...

The Importance of an LMS For Your Safety Training
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The Importance of an LMS For Your Safety Training

Traditionally, training takes up a lot of time, money, and resources. You need to gather everyone together, pay a trainer to flip through a powerpoint...

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6 Strategies For Effective Online Defensive Driving Training

Training your employees in defensive driving today isn’t the same as it was a year ago. What can you do to continue keeping your drivers safe in all t...

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How to Build Safety Training into Your New Hire Orientation

Do you trust your new-hires to get behind the wheel? Do you trust them to avoid risk and prevent accidents on the job site? Or, are you holding your b...

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How to Use Driver Mentors For Safety Training

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How to Create a Safety-Centric Culture

How can you influence your employees to care about safety as much as you do? What will it take to get your employees to think, breathe, and dream abou...

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Why Driver's Ed Isn't Enough: The Importance of Professional Driver Training

Do your employees drive in order to fulfill vital job duties? If the answer’s yes, you have professional drivers.

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How to Build a Safety Training Program in One Month

Maybe you’ve just been tasked with quickly developing a safety training program for your organization. Or, in the most unfortunate of circumstances, m...

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When Does It Make Sense to Outsource Safety Training?

Do you spend time and energy creating your own in-house driver safety training materials? Or have you outsourced safety training?

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Light-Duty Fleet Safety Tips: What Your Drivers Should Know

Driving is the riskiest thing your employees do.

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Why You Need an LMS for Your In-House Safety Training

How many hours out of your week does your in-house safety training program eat-up?

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Why You Should Provide Online Driver Training

You care about the safety of your employees. It’s why you host safety meetings, correct your employees’ unsafe behaviors, and read our blog posts. How...

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Introducing LLLC Remote

Online defensive driving training used to be watching a video to check the box. The goal was to prove in court that you tried. We always thought it wa...

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Updates To The Hours Of Service Regulations

In May, Congress elected to make changes to the existing hours of service rules in order to give truckers more flexibility in their work that will go ...

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Solving The Driver Problem, Episode 7: John Liberatore

John Liberatore from Primacy Risk Services sits down with Scott to talk about how companies can protect their drivers and themselves from lawsuits bro...

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Preventing Your Nuclear Verdict

Foster v. Landstar Ranger is an infamous case in the trucking industry. The 2011 case was filed by a Georgia woman in 2007 who was looking to hold a t...

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Professional Driver Safety is a Way of Life | AvatarFleet

Brian Fielkow recently wrote a terrific article on the rising cost of liability insurance and the negative impact it’s having on the trucking industry...

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COVID Assistance: 60 Days of Free A-Suite for New Enrollees

By now, you've received an email from every company with whom you've ever been associated where they explain how they are handling the COVID-19 crisis...

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Tax Credit for CDL Training Expenses

Finally, a tax break for the trucking industry! This is big. Unlike the old joke that begins with, “Hi I’m from the government and I’m here to help yo...

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Solving The Driver Problem With Recruiting & Retaining Part 2

In December of 2019, AvatarFleet President Scott Rea joined podcast host Chad Hendricks on an episode of Recruit & Retain: Trucking Edition. The e...

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Better Dispatchers Lead to Better Retention

Your dispatchers could be causing you turnover. Of course they don’t mean to, but we hear it from drivers time and time again. Drivers often quit base...

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Building A Safety Culture Builds Safe Drivers | AvatarFleet

This blog post was updated on March 31, 2021. 

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AvatarFleet Hosts LLLC Certification with OTA on October 15

 

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Telematics - Where To Look For ROI

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How to Train Your Drivers to Avoid Distractions

Distracted driving is, simply put, risky. By definition, risk is the possibility of suffering harm or loss. You risk a lot when you drive distracted. ...

Prevent Distracted Driving and Save More Lives
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Prevent Distracted Driving and Save More Lives

Summer is here and with so much sunshine, driving has suddenly become enjoyable. The grey skies and wintery conditions are gone. Everyone is rolling d...

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Grand Champion, Ralph Hamilton, Headed Back to Nationals

Ralph Hamilton won the South Carolina Truck Driving Championships on May 5 in Columbia, South Carolina. The Grand Champion will be headed to Pittsburg...

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CDL Finishing School Is a Necessity

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How To Prevent Technological Distractions

If you’ve been in the transportation industry for a long time, you know as well as anyone that things have changed a lot. The days of paper logs, road...

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Dedicated to Making the Roads Safer

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Safety Leadership: Can Do / Will Do

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Safety Leadership: Behaviorism

How to Prevent Accidents at Your Terminal
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How to Prevent Accidents at Your Terminal

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Safety Leadership: Management and Safety

Safety Leadership Norms and Safety
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Safety Leadership: Norms and Safety

Safety Leadership Rules and Safety
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Safety Leadership: Rules and Safety

This is a continuation of our blog series on Safety Leadership. In the last article, we explained Avatar’s five-step risk management model and said mo...

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Safety Leadership: The Risk Management Model

This is a continuation of our blog series on Safety Leadership.  In the first blog, we defined safety as “Freedom from risk.” And, based on that defin...

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Safety Leadership: What We Can Learn From Accidents

Safety Leadership You Break It You Buy It
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Safety Leadership: You Break It, You Buy It

 

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Creating Viable Career Paths for Truck Drivers

Driving a truck can be a stable lifelong career but the lifestyle has contributed to the driver problem in America today. More than any other element,...

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Safety Leadership: Getting Started

For several months my team has been asking me to write an ebook on Safety Leadership.  At first, this would seem to be an easy task. After all, we’ve ...

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How to Choose a Driver Training Program: Typical Challenges

This article serves as Part 3 of 3 in a series on Choosing a Driver Training Program

9 Keys To Safe Professional Driving
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9 Keys To Safe Professional Driving

Professional driving is a tough gig. It’s also one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. That’s because driving any kind of vehicle is a dangerous ...

How to Choose a Driver Training Program - Desired Outcomes
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How to Choose a Driver Training Program: Desired Outcomes

How to Choose a Driver Training Program - Learning Domains
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How to Choose a Driver Training Program: Learning Domains

Why You Need Driver Finishing School
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Why You Need Driver Finishing School

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Distracted Driving - Why I Chose to Die | AvatarFleet

Online Driver Safety Training What You Need to Know i
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Online Driver Safety Training: What You Need to Know

  If you want quality, outcome-based online driver safety training, you need to understand what goes into creating a successful design. It’s all about...

What is Defensive Driving
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What is Defensive Driving? And How We Teach It | AvatarFleet

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The Truck Driving Championships: A Great Driver Retention Tool

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3 Steps to Enhance Your Safety Culture

Where Does Safety Start
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Where Does Truck Driver Safety Start? | AvatarFleet