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Zavcor Trucking logs substantial savings via CarriersEdge training

Nov. 22, 2016
CarriersEdge, provider of online safety and compliance training tools for the North American transportation industry, announced that Zavcor Trucking Limited is reporting significantly lower accident frequency, fine and violation rates, and improved fuel economy with its interactive training courses.

CarriersEdge, provider of online safety and compliance training tools for the North American transportation industry, announced that Zavcor Trucking Limited is reporting significantly lower accident frequency, fine and violation rates, and improved fuel economy with its interactive training courses.

“We’re realizing savings in several ways by using CarriersEdge for training,” said Chrissy Trombley, human resources/risk manager at Zavcor. “Our accident frequency rate has dropped by 75%, fines and inspection violations are down over 95%, and fuel efficiency is 25% above the corporate target. There is also a payoff in the time we save using CarriersEdge to manage compliance for 60 drivers. Overall, we have a safer, better-trained pool of drivers with CarriersEdge for a relatively small investment.”

Zavcor adopted CarriersEdge online training about four years ago. Previously, the company employed traditional driver meetings and training sessions. Today, the company uses the CarriersEdge library of courses to train new drivers, including new hires without any driving experience, and for remedial and refresher training. Required courses include defensive driving and HOS and logbook instruction, while drivers can request to complete additional courses for a financial reward.

“CarriersEdge helps us identify training deficiencies and focus on areas needing attention while not spending time on topics where a driver is already proficient,” said Trombley. “Their adult learning approach to complex topics ensures drivers learn the material and is a gentle way to remind them about things they may have forgotten. It also keeps us compliant, and with CarriersEdge there’s always a focus on responding to our needs and to providing information that’s important in our operation, such as the new border crossing courses they just introduced.”

Stevensville, Ontario, Canada-based Zavcor is a privately owned and operated transportation business that specializes in hauling temperature-controlled and general freight to shippers. The company offers services across Canada and into the United States with a fleet of 60 trucks.

“The experience at Zavcor Trucking is proof that our approach to online training can help carriers realize cost savings and other benefits,” said Jane Jazrawy, CEO at CarriersEdge. “We are pleased they have adopted our library of safety and compliance courses and our compliance management tools.”

CarriersEdge, headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is a provider of online driver training for the North American trucking industry. Founded in 2005, it is also the creator of the Best Fleets to Drive For program, an annual evaluation of the best workplaces in the North American trucking industry, produced in partnership with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).

In other TCA news, the organization is planning to hold its annual convention March 26-29, 2017 at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville TN. On its website, the TCA discusses this event:

Over its 78-year history, TCA’s annual convention has become the premier gathering for the truckload segment of the trucking industry. Geared toward for-hire carriers, industry suppliers, and individuals involved with truckload-specific operations, the 3.5-day event provides face-to-face time for top industry executives to share ideas and develop new strategies for the future.

Convention participants will stay abreast of rapidly changing industry issues and learn tactics for growing their businesses through numerous workshops, panel discussions and dynamic speakers. Abundant networking and professional development opportunities are provided.

There’s also an exhibit hall showcasing the latest products, services and technology; an awards banquet; special dinners, receptions and social events; association committee and business meetings; and much more.

Access www.carriersedge.com/community for a detailed case study on how Zavcor is using CarriersEdge training to lower accident frequency, fine and violation rates, and improve fuel economy.

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