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OTA, CarriersEdge partner to offer online training courses

TORONTO -- The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has partnered with CarriersEdge to add a list of online training courses to its "Learning Solutions" program. The OTA branded online training will be available in both subscription and on an...


TORONTO — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has partnered with CarriersEdge to add a list of online training courses to its “Learning Solutions” program. The OTA branded online training will be available in both subscription and on an individual product basis.

The OTA E-Learning Solutions Subscription Service will offer members unlimited access to a full library of courses for a fixed monthly subscription fee. Courses in the library include Defensive Driving, Hours of Service and Logbooks, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Cargo Securement, Vehicle Inspection and CSA, among others.
 
The OTA E-Learning Solutions Marketplace will include courses from CarriersEdge and other vendors, packaged for individual sale, allowing members to purchase and track a variety of e-Learning products through one online account.
 
OTA sees e-Learning as an opportunity for members to stay on top of training issues in a cost effective flexible manner.

The expansion of e-Learning offerings comes after more than two years of working together on industry certification programs.
 
“OTA has been working with CarriersEdge through the joint administration and development of the LCV registration/training database. This relationship allowed us to really see the potential of a more complete e-Learning solution,” said Joanne Benac, vice-president of membership and product services, for OTA.
 
“Through our partnership with CarriersEdge we are creating a one-stop, one registration service for e-Learning courses for the trucking industry – driver or management courses. As this partnership grows we plan to add more titles to the library as issues develop so that carriers who are customers of OTA e-Learning Solutions need never to worry that they are unaware of issues that require either driver or terminal staff training.”
 
The OTA E-Learning Solutions Subscription Service is available immediately. To kick off the launch, a two-week free trial will be open to OTA members only.
 
The OTA E-Learning Solutions Marketplace is scheduled for release in late October.
 
For more information, contact Benac at joanne.benac@ontruck.org.


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