Room for improvement: Marsh Canada says new training program will help create better drivers

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TORONTO, Ont. — Marsh Canada has launched an online driver training system designed specifically to help fleets improve the overall quality of their drivers. The aptly-titled Marsh Driver Improvement System, with its focus on helping improve overall loss ratios, provides a range of online driver training programs, baseline testing and analysis, and complete tracking of all activities, the company says.


The Marsh system, powered by CarriersEdge, includes training modules covering fundamentals, such as safe driving practices, Hours-of-Service, vehicle inspection, and dangerous goods, along with custom Marsh-specific content, such as cargo security awareness and driver behaviour assessment. Completed courses can be applied towards college credits, specifically through Humber College’s Certificate in Small Business Management for the Trucking Industry.

“Ongoing driver training is a key component of an effective risk management strategy, but every day we see the challenges our clients face in trying to deliver that training without disrupting operations,” comments Greg St. Croix, a vice-president of risk consulting at Marsh Canada. “We are always looking for ways to help clients overcome those challenges, and this program provides a powerful, cost-effective way to do that.”

“We’ve been working with Marsh for more than two years, and we’re always impressed with their dedication to serving their customers,” added Mark Murrell, president of CarriersEdge. “The Marsh Driver Improvement System offers fleets an outstanding opportunity to improve safety and overall business performance, and we’re very excited to be working with Marsh to deliver it.”

The Marsh Driver Improvement System will be offered initially to new clients, as well as during the annual renewal for existing clients, the company says. Fleets interested who want to participate right away can do so by contacting their local Marsh client executive.

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