CarriersEdge has introduced a mobile app designed to assist in commercial vehicle driver training. The app provides access to the company’s complete library of orientation and refresher courses, and knowledge tests, as well as custom content from trucking companies.
“The new CarriersEdge mobile app is a reflection of the shift to mobile devices that we’ve seen in recent years,” said Jane Jazrawy. “More and more fleets are providing smart phones and tablets to drivers and are using mobile apps to increase convenience and improve efficiency.”
CarriersEdge offers a wide range of courses on Defensive Driving, Winter Driving, HOS & Logbooks (US & Canada), Practical Cargo Securement, Hazardous Materials, CSA, Fire Safety, Drug and Alcohol, Recognizing & Preventing Fatigue and Maximizing Fuel Efficiency.
“Having a dedicated mobile app for driver training makes a lot of sense,” Jazrawy continued. “There are generic productivity apps that can be used to run basic training programs, but until now there hasn’t been anything dedicated exclusively to driver training and we felt that needed to change.”
Features of the CarriersEdge mobile app include push notifications so fleets can notify drivers of new training assignments or when deadlines for completing courses are approaching. The app also simplifies access for drivers. Once the app is installed, drivers stay logged in and don’t have to remember a password. Resuming training is as simple as tapping an icon.
“A common challenge for fleets is that they don’t have personal email addresses for drivers and using satellite communications only works if the driver is in the vehicle,” Jazrawy added. “That means there’s no easy way to send messages to drivers when they’ve been assigned training, need to renew expiring courses, or have deadlines approaching. With the CarriersEdge mobile app, that is all done directly on the device. For drivers it’s personal, more timely, and a better way to stay on top of things.”
The CarriersEdge mobile app is available on Google Play and at the Apple App Store for IOS and Android devices.