Truck drivers looking to brush up on what inspectors will be looking for in June’s International Roadcheck inspection blitz can do so through a free training module offered by Stay Metrics and educational company Luma.
The companies’ Roadcheck 2019 eNugget training module is available herethroughout May and June. It is optimized to be viewed on any desktop or mobile device.
Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) significantly increases the number of Level 1 inspections it conducts in a three-day period. This year, approximately 17 vehicles will be inspected every minute.
Each year has an area of emphasis. This year it is steering and suspension. Stay Metrics and Luma are providing a complimentary eNugget, an online learning module and assessment, that prepares drivers, fleet managers and other stakeholders for Level I roadside inspections.
The Roadcheck 2019 eNugget is available during all of May and June at http://enuggetlearning.com/roadcheck. It is optimized for viewing on any desktop or mobile device. No login or registration is required.
Stay Metrics, a provider of driver retention tools for motor carriers, has teamed up again with Luma, a learning and instructional design company, to offer the transportation industry free training for the upcoming International Roadcheck 72-hour inspection blitz.
Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) significantly increases the number of Level 1 inspections it conducts in a three-day period. This year, approximately 17 vehicles will be inspected every minute on June 4-6.
Each year has an area of emphasis. Stay Metrics and Luma are providing a complimentary eNugget, an online learning module and assessment, that prepares drivers, fleet managers and other stakeholders for Level I roadside inspections and this year’s special emphasis on steering and suspension.
Less than 40 percent of drivers that motor carriers hire today will continue to be at their companies 365 days from now. Early driver turnover is an industry-wide problem, and a panel of retention experts shared strategies last week at the CCJ Symposium to help fleets navigate the issue.
The panel was moderated by Mary Malone, vice president of business development for driver retention firm Stay Metrics. The South Bend, Ind.-based firm provides driver surveys and a privately branded rewards platform for fleets.
“We think the way to succeed is to ask drivers’ opinions [and] reward and recognize them,” Malone said. “Building a culture of abundance leads to having more engaged drivers.”
Liquid Trucking Human Resources Director Jason Eisenman notes that when drivers retire – he says the average age at his carrier is 52 years old – they take all their institutional knowledge with them.
In 2014, management identified a communications gap with drivers and partnered with Stay Metrics to implement Driver Satisfaction Surveys. […]
Drivers earn points through the platform for sharing tips or uploading information, which can include anything from directions to a facility, photos of the receiver or off-loading tips.
There will also be a session Tuesday about best practices to improve driver onboarding procedures and boost retention, moderated by Mary Malone with Stay Metrics with panelist Mike Hammond, vice president of driver development and retention for Epes Transport System.
Usher Transport recently participated in a case study with Stay Metrics, a provider of driver retention tools for carriers, examining its “innovative” strategy for maximizing the results of using driver surveys and rewards.
Usher is a nationwide tank-transport carrier based in Louisville KY that serves customers in the chemical and petroleum industries. This year, the family-run business is celebrating its 73rd anniversary with one of its longest-tenured drivers of 43 years nominated to receive the National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) Driver of the Year award.
Trucking companies know that in an era of driver shortages, a sound driver-retention plan is critical to keeping their trucks rolling. It’s easier—and cheaper—to hold onto a trained employee than to recruit and train new ones.
That’s true for firms in every sector of the industry, including tank-trucking companies like Plattsmouth, Neb.-based Liquid Trucking. One of the country’s 30 largest tank-trucking companies, Liquid Trucking serves the continental U.S. and Canada with a fleet of more than 150 tractors and 280 tanker trailers, specializing in agricultural, food-grade, and hazmat shipments.
To attract and keep drivers, Liquid offers well-equipped trucks and a competitive pay structure. However, in 2014, company officials became concerned that Liquid’s turnover rate was out of step with its benefits and culture. Drivers were leaving at a higher-than-expected rate, and the management team didn’t know how to reverse this trend.