In today’s online world, more people are learning from the comfort of their computer. There seems to be a course for everyone, including truck drivers and truck stop employees!
Are you a truck stop owner or employee wondering how you can help your driver customers? The NATSO Foundation offers a series of online courses designed to help teach members of the truckstop and travel plaza industry how to respond to requests for help from people in need.
NATSO has released the first three instalments, titled How Truckstops Help the Homeless, The Role of Truckstops in Combating Human Trafficking and How Truckstops Help Drivers in Distress. A fourth instalment will focus on how truck stops can help drivers in a natural disaster.
Each online module takes about 30 minutes to complete.
The NATSO Foundation developed its online learning initiative in an effort to strengthen the nation’s truckstop and travel plaza industry through comprehensive educational and safety training materials.
The courses are available on the NATSO Foundation’s learning management system free of charge to any member of the truckstop and travel plaza industry. You can access them here.
On the truck driving side, Carrier’s Edge is a technology company that offers online training designed to translate complex regulations into real-world context that drivers understand.
Courses are offered on many topics, including defensive driving, securing cargo, hazardous materials and HOS logbooks.
Most recently they introduced a wellness course that addresses three critical issues that affect truck drivers. The Driver Wellness courses are offered in three modules, addressing good health: diet and exercise, and the proper amount of sleep. The courses aim to help drivers change bad habits by focusing on understanding fatigue and finding ways to eat healthy and exercise while on the road.