Online courses target small private fleets

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WARRENVILLE, Ill. — A U.S.-based online learning centre has been launched to provide training for fleet owners and managers in the private trucking industry.

The site is specifically geared towards smaller fleets.
The site, at, also features demonstrations from the Education Management Conference and Exhibition in St. Louis, held April 27 – 29.

Developed by International Truck and Engine Corporation, in partnership with the National Private Truck Council and Idealease of North America, the program covers critical issues for the private trucking industry, including safety, financial management and technology application. Students will also have access to the latest information on regulations.

The safety program includes information on risk-lowering techniques and tips on how to handled vehicular accidents, as well as up to date information on current safety conditions. Fleet owners can also learn how to administer background checks on hazardous materials and drivers, and how to take precautions again a commercial truck being used as a terrorist weapon or as a weapon of mass destruction.

The course in financial management follows a comparative model – student-managers will be able to gauge their own best practices and operating standards against other fleets of their own size or larger. They’ll be given a forum to exchange ideas with each other.

The courses were designed by trainer and NPTC Educational Consultant Tom Moore, in consultation with a team of experts from the private fleet industry. The advisory team will also serve as a virtual faculty for online students,
Other courses deal with maintenance, workforce development and organizational issues.

Students who successfully complete and pass a course will be awarded a certificate by the NPTC.

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