CarriersEdge adds new US Hours-of-Service, Fire Safety courses
May 13, 2013
MARKHAM, Ont. -- CarriersEdge has added two new modules to its library of online driver training courses: U.S. Hours of Service 2013 Update and Fire Safety. U.S. Hours of Service 2013 Update (HOS2013) focuses on the changes to the US...
MARKHAM, Ont. — CarriersEdge has added two new modules to its library of online driver training courses: U.S. Hours of Service 2013 Update and Fire Safety.
U.S. Hours of Service 2013 Update (HOS2013) focuses on the changes to the US Hours-of-Service regulations scheduled to go into effect July 1. Included in the module are the changes to the 34-hour restart, the 168-hour rule, and the 30-minute break requirement. The short module, running approximately 30 minutes, provides an introduction to the new regulations for drivers and fleet staff familiar with the current rules.
“With HOS2013, we’ve built a dedicated module that focuses exclusively on the new regs people need to be familiar with,” said Jane Jazrawy, vice-president of product development at CarriersEdge. “Fleets can get their drivers up to speed on the changes quickly, and without having to put them through a full length logbooks course.”
The new Fire Safety course covers content required by the federal regulations, including the different classes of fire and their dangers, fire prevention, the steps to take in the event of a fire, and correct operation of a fire extinguisher. Designed specifically for the transportation industry, the module pays particular attention to the dangers faced by drivers and warehouse staff.
“Fire safety is a critical component of a workplace health and safety plan, but fire safety courses have traditionally provided only general information,” added Jazrawy. “Our fire safety course addresses the situations that drivers most commonly face on the road, as well as hazards to avoid in the warehouse.”
CarriersEdge subscription customers will automatically receive both courses as part of their subscriptions. Courses can also be purchased individually through CarriersEdge partners across the country, company officials said.
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