FLEET TRAINING PROGRAM ADDS TO TRUCKING SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY

ONE CONTRIBUTOR TO MAKING THE U.S. MOTOR FLEET DRIVERS THE SAFEST IN THE WORLD, AND THE MECHANICS ABLE TO KEEP DOWN-TIME TO A MINIMUM IS THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR MOTOR FLEET TRAINING, NON-PROFIT, PUBLIC SERVICE BASED ORGANIZATION. FOR MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A CENTURY, NCMFT HAS TRAINED THROUGH 1,200 ONE-WEEK COURSES SOME 36,000 FLEET MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR 4,300,000 DRIVERS, MECHANICS AND OTHER FLEET PERSONNEL, STATES COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN, W. L. ROBINSON. ORIGINATING AT THE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC SAFETY OF PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, THE PROGRAM HAS EXPANDED TO OVER 60 U. S. AND CANADIAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. ROBINSON ADDS THAT THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO TRAIN THOUSANDS OF YOUNG NEW DRIVERS ENTERING THE MOTOR FLEET INDUSTRY AND UPGRADE THE SKILLS OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF OLDER EMPLOYEES BY TRAINING THEIR SUPERVISORS AND TRAINERS. AREAS OF TRAINING INCLUDE FLEET SUPERVISOR TRAINING, MAINTENANCE OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, MOTOR FLEET MANAGEMENT, AND GRRAINING OF MOTOR FLEET TRAINERS. THE MOTOR FLEET TRAINING COMMITTEE WAS CREATED AND FINANCED BY BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS IN THE MOTOR TRANSPORTATION, HIGHWAY SAFETY AND INSURANCE FIELDS. AS AN EXAMPLE OF THE ECONOMIC RESULTS OF THIS TYPE PROGRAM, ROBINSON REPORTS THAT THE NEW MEXICO STATE HIGHWAY DEPT. CLAIMED A SAVING OF OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS OF THE TAXPAYER'S MONEY OVER PROGRAM, AFTER SEVEN OF THEIR SAFETY SUPERVISORS HAD ATTENDED ONE OF THE COURSES.

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    AIC Newsletter

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  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Pagination: p. 2

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  • Accession Number: 00200795
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 1974 12:00AM