MARKHAM, Ont. – CarriersEdge revealed today that it is offering a new mobile training app for truck drivers.
The company says it is the industry’s first dedicated online training app, and it can be used to access the company’s complete library of orientation and refresher courses and knowledge tests, as well as custom content from trucking companies.
“The new CarriersEdge mobile app is a reflection of the shift to mobile devices that we’ve seen in recent years,” said Jane Jazrawy, CEO at CarriersEdge. “More and more fleets are providing smart phones and tablets to drivers and are using mobile apps to increase convenience and improve efficiency.
“Having a dedicated mobile app for driver training makes a lot of sense.There are generic productivity apps that can be used to run basic training programs, but until now there hasn’t been anything dedicated exclusively to driver training and we felt that needed to change.”
The new app will include push notifications so fleets can notify drivers of new training assignments or when deadlines for completing courses are approaching. The app also simplifies access for drivers.
“A common challenge for fleets is that they don’t have personal email addresses for drivers and using satellite communications only works if the driver is in the vehicle,” Jazrawy added. “That means there’s no easy way to send messages to drivers when they’ve been assigned training, need to renew expiring courses, or have deadlines approaching. With the CarriersEdge mobile app, that is all done directly on the device. For drivers it’s personal, more timely, and a better way to stay on top of things.”
The CarriersEdge mobile app is available on Google Play and at the Apple App Store for IOS and Android devices.