SCS Pro-Tread offers online training courses for truck drivers to improve their skills, increase their safety level and document their progress. Pro-Tread training is based on a training system approved by the federal government and is updated regularly to conform to current federal policies.
SCS Pro-Tread truck driver training is conducted online using interactive computer programs requiring flash player capabilities. Drivers can also access Pro-Tread lessons from in-cab devices during downtime. The lessons cover entry level driver training, driver health and wellness, driver operation and safety, seasonal driving and pre-trip considerations. They also cover operation of various types of vehicles, such as medium duty trucks, tankers, hazmat, cargo and trailers. There are lessons for support personnel, such as management, fueling, forklift and warehouse.
Drivers can proceed in the training at their own pace and must attain a 100 percent score before completing the lesson. Pro-Tread training is a quick, efficient and less expensive alternative to in-person training. It allows managers and fleet supervisors access to training data so they can monitor whether drivers have completed assigned lessons. Insurance companies recommend Pro-Tread driver training as a means of decreasing accidents. Documentation of driver training gives drivers an advantage in court when accidents occur.