National Safety Council Releases New Edition of Professional Truck Driver Program to Help Eliminate the Leading Cause of Workplace Deaths

Nearly 4,000 people killed annually in crashes involving large trucks

08 Mar, 2016, 18:24 ET from National Safety Council

ITASCA, Ill., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council has released the newest edition of its Professional Truck Driver Program. The innovative curriculum equips professional drivers with the knowledge and defensive driving strategies they need to stay collision, crash, incident and citation-free. The program includes everything an organization needs to meet OSHA guidelines, reduce motor vehicle crashes and protect human and financial resources. The step-by-step instruction provides instructors with the flexibility to teach the course in either 3 or 4 hours, or select topics relevant to corporate training goals.

"Each year nearly 4,000 people are killed in a crash involving a large truck," said Shay Gallagher, vice president and general manager of the National Safety Council. "We need to do everything we can to equip professional truck drivers with the knowledge and defensive driving strategies they need to stay safe on our roadways."

The Professional Truck Driver Program is based on an instructor-led, classroom-based structure. Course improvements feature a modularized format, with the option of a three or four course series. This new structure allows for instructors to teach the course in the time frame that meet their unique needs. Since the program began in 1986, more than 1 million drivers have been trained.

More information and a free course demonstration can be found here.

About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. Safety+Health magazine, the Council's flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.

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