In 1918, Luella Bates placed herself behind the wheel of a Model B truck for Four Wheel Auto Drive Co., making her the first known female truck driver. When trucks were viewed as something that men should strictly drive, Bates was seen by the industry as unconventional; after all, women were typically charged with running the household – not the road.
The CarriersEdge Content team continues to grow, which is only fitting since the amount of content we plan to produce is also growing exponentially. With customers in both Canada and the US requiring courses in three languages as well as multiple trailer types, the content development process can get pretty complex. Join Jane Jazrawy, CEO of CarriersEdge and Instructional Designer Tiffany Cancian on March 9 at 1 p.m. EST as they talk about the development process, its challenges and how to balance getting the right information with making it enjoyable.
Yesterday was Digital Learning Day, an event originally created to celebrate and further develop online learning in the framework of public schools from K-12. Of course, learning digitally or otherwise continues for many people long after they’ve left school. For adults in the workforce, especially truckers, learning remotely through online platforms is an ideal solution.
Recruiters at trucking companies are under a lot of pressure. Faced with high turnover and an ever-shrinking pool of truck drivers to choose from, the temptation to hire as quickly and often as possible is enormous.
As prevalent as paperless DQ file software is, it’s apparent the industry as a whole can still make improvements when it comes to the compliance of Driver Qualification Files. It is alarming to see that there are still FMCSA Critical Violations regarding DQ file violations, indicating that many fleets can still benefit from the trend of automating their DQ files.