Instructional Technologies Inc. Delivers Urban Driving Courses

New lessons from ITI address challenges of city driving for all types of transportation operations

Vancouver, Washington – August 30, 2017— Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI), providers of a variety of training solutions for the transportation industry including the popular PRO-TREAD online driver training system, today announced a series of new Urban Driving courses. The lessons are designed for a variety of vehicle configurations, including light-duty, medium-duty truck and articulated commercial vehicles.

“Urban driving is one of the most challenging and stressful jobs in trucking that requires different skills than freeway driving,” said Laura McMillan, vice president of training development at ITI.  “There are distinct challenges related to traffic, routes, turns and distractions. Our new Urban Driving courses were developed to arm drivers with the information they need to drive safely and effectively when these challenges exist.”

Urban Driving training from ITI lays out critical points of safely managing the urban driving environment. For each vehicle configuration, the courses provide specific information about urban driving and defensive driving practices, including:

  • Safely handling congested, stop/start traffic

  • Managing turns with larger vehicles

  • Navigating prescribed routes

  • Avoiding avoid issues with other motorists, pedestrians and curbside hazards

“Our customers brought the need for Urban Driving courses to us,” McMillan stated. “To reduce the likelihood of accidents, these new lessons promote safety among drivers that operate exclusively in those environments and drivers that have to transition from the relative safety of highways to city streets.”

ITI is known for its effective mastery learning training strategy, an instructional method by which the student must 'master' each subject before moving to the next. The online strategy is proven to improve employee safety behaviors and provide defensible proof that students have mastered a topic. With ITI, fleets have the flexibility to use off-the-shelf PRO-TREAD lessons, engage ITI’s PRO-SERVICE team to develop customized content, and use ITI's secure hosting services for their own content.

About Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI)

Founded in 1995 and based in Vancouver, Washington, Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI), providers of PRO-TREAD and a variety of custom training services, has delivered millions of safety, compliance, and operational off-the-shelf and customized lessons across the transportation industry. ITI’s commitment to training is based on the principles of mastery learning, accurate record keeping, and up-to-date information that ensure personnel have been effectively trained and detailed records kept.  Transportation and logistics companies choose ITI because of its powerful learning management system, flexible lesson methodologies, and engaging 3D animations that improve retention, ensure subject matter mastery and lower the total cost of training.  

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