NSC Debuts Online Fleet Driver Safety Training

NSC Debuts Online
Fleet Driver Safety Training

January 8, 2024
The National Safety Council (NSC) recently announced its new Fleet Essentials Online Training program, a series of online courses that employers can use to educate their fleet drivers.
About 15.5 million drivers in the USA, who don't have a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) are required to drive for work and may be lacking formal training. 

The “alarming gap in training” is the biggest challenge in the industry, according to Mark Chung, executive vice president of roadway practice.
Sales employees & Delivery truck drivers
have the highest rates of injuries and fatalities among all occupations.
MODULE 1 COURSES - Passenger Vehicles
NSC Fleet Essentials is the only fleet driver training with vehicle-specific course content. The first module (3 courses) is for drivers of passenger vehicles.

1. Driving Professionally
A 20-minute online course that helps fleet drivers understand key characteristics of driving professionally and recognize the importance of organization representation and liability while driving. The course explores the difference between driving for personal benefit versus driving in the course of your work.

2. Vehicle Dynamics
A 45-minute online course that helps drivers understand their vehicle’s capabilities and limitations and how the physical forces of inertia, gravity, and velocity affect it. Participants also learn why it is important to avoid risky maneuvers and how to avoid them.
Modules for delivery vehicles and medium-duty trucks will be available later this year.

3. Distracted Fleet Driver
A 20-minute online course that reminds fleet drivers that they cannot drive safely unless they’re attentive, alert, and engaged. Participants learn why it’s important to remain distraction-free and how to minimize distractions while driving. This course reviews the science of distracted driving, reveals myths about multitasking, and covers the dangerous effects of distracted driving for the fleet driver. It also looks at the unique sources of distractions for fleet drivers, shows how to eliminate them and describes how to identify other road users that may be distracted -- and how to deal with them.
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