LabelmasterR Partners with Instructional Technologies to Launch Online Hazmat Training ProgramWednesday, November 26, 2008
CHICAGO, IL — LabelmasterR, a developer, manufacturer and distributor of hazardous materials and regulatory compliance products, has teamed up with Instructional Technologies of Vancouver, Washington, to launch an online hazmat training program in the United States for professional truck drivers.
Labelmaster, a company highly experienced in compliance issues relating to shipping hazardous materials, has completed beta testing the program. The product will be marketed and sold by Labelmaster under the name Online Transportation Training.
"We have fully tested this program, and are convinced that it is the
best online hazmat training available for helping drivers to meet the federal re-certification requirements for shipping hazmat. Labelmaster is proud to market the program because it presents the information from the trucker's point of view in a user-friendly format," comments Dwight Curtis, President of Labelmaster.
The interactive, four-lesson set meets the training requirements under Parts 172.700 - 172.704CFR 49 in a new interactive format. The material is highly visual and contains practical exercises and a review of the company security plan. The program not only meets the federal requirements but trains the driver as well. The training, which follows the successful and widely accepted Pro-TREAD format, consists of four lessons: Communication Rules; Loading and Placarding; Driving and Parking Rules; and Hazmat Security Awareness, which must also include a review of the company's unique security plan.
When all lessons have been completed, a Certificate of Training will be issued in the driver's name for inclusion in his or her training file. Several of the fleet safety and hazmat professionals who reviewed the lessons gave them glowing reviews, one saying it was the finest hazmat training he had ever seen.
Labelmaster, established in 1967, is a developer, manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of hazardous materials compliance products, including labels, forms, packaging, software, and publications. The company's 40 years of experience in providing regulatory information and products for all transportation modes make it especially qualified as a total compliance resource. For additional information visit www.labelmaster.com.
ITI, of Vancouver, WA, is the preeminent provider of computer-based, interactive driver training in our industry, providing TREAD-1(TM), Pro-TREAD(TM), and Pro-TREAD In-Cab(TM) truck-driver training to over 175 carriers, with from 15 to 44,000 drivers. Delivering effective and up-to-date training 24/7, ITI has to date provided almost 2 million lessons to drivers in the US and Canada. Carriers monitor and document their drivers' training records on the private, secure, on-line database that ITI provides to each client. This documentation can be invaluable during litigation, providing powerful Risk Management. Hazmat Drivers can select from over 50 interactive lessons anywhere/anytime over the Internet, including via in-cab computers. Courses include such critical areas as Defensive Driving, Winter Driving, Backing, Accident Procedures, Hours-of-service, Rollover Prevention and Log-Books, OSHA and Workplace Safety, Tanker lessons, and all of the federally-required Entry Level courses. For additional information visit www.instructiontech.net.View all Industry News