Upcoming Live Sessions
Our upcoming live sessions are listed by date. Open a date to access the registration link.
In this four-part online training series, The GTI Group Executive VP and Jetco CEO Brian Fielkow talks with professional drivers, operations, safety and upper management personnel on how to weave safety discussions into all aspects of the business, from recruitment and retention to daily dispatch and senior-level strategy meetings.
Be sure to attend the next two sessions:
Tuesday, May 11 (10-11 a.m. CT): Safety Breakthrough: Safety & the C-Suite.
Tuesday, June 9 (9:30-11 a.m. CT): Safety Breakthrough: Accelerating Recruiting & Onboarding to Attract & Retain Top Drivers.
Tuesday, May 11 (10-11 a.m. CT): Safety Breakthrough: Safety & the C-Suite (Third in a Four-Part Series): Brian Fielkow, executive VP of The GTI Group and Jetco CEO, gives guidance to safety managers and directors on how to present the safety value proposition to C-suite level executives so they understand ROI from safety investments and actively support the organization’s safety agenda. Brian also will review common safety leadership dysfunctions and how to overcome them.
Tuesday, May 18 (9-11:30 a.m. CT): Drug Impairment Training for Texas Employers. This training explores the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving and workplace performance as well as highlights the cost and lifestyle impacts of a DWI-alcohol arrest. Benefits of preventative training for employers and employees also are outlined. Training consists of three 45-minute sessions, each followed by a 15-minute break, and then one 30-minute session. Upon completion of all four sessions, participants will receive a certificate via email and will be sent a copy of the curriculum.
Thursday, May 20 (10-10:45 a.m. CT): Load Securement: What You Need to Know. Cargo securement brings risk and exposure to liability. In this session, retired Texas Department of Public Safety senior trooper John Counts will discuss the importance of loading and securing equipment properly. He also will discuss the significant consequences for failure to fasten a load properly, including damage to the load and vehicle, violation fines, injury and even a crash fatality.
Wednesday, May 26 (10-10:30 a.m. CT): Creating a Culture of Safe Driving: Distracted, Drowsy, Drunk and Drugged Driving. Companies are faced with risk and increased exposure to liability based on employee driving behaviors. In this session, Lisa Robinson, senior program manager with the National Safety Council, will discuss the roadway as an extension of the workplace and address the need for a corporate policies, programs and practices that support safe driving. Lisa also will share the steps to implement a driver safety policy. Reducing injury costs and liability exposure requires attention to a safety culture that addresses fatigue, distracted and impaired employees.
Tuesday, June 9 (9:30-11 a.m. CT): Safety Breakthrough: Accelerating Recruiting & Onboarding to Attract & Retain Top Drivers. (Fourth in a Four-Part Series): Brian Fielkow, executive VP of the GTI Group and CEO of Jetco Delivery, will be joined by Ray Haight. Haight is the retention coach at Truckload Carriers Association and co-founder of the TCA inGauge carrier benchmarking platform. The two will discuss:
- Companies who excel at safety and retention know how to hire the right people. How do you hire for the right fit?
- Where driver retention is a core competency, incidents tend to decrease and client loyalty increases. Why?
- Holding managers accountable for raw turnover numbers can be a safety mistake. Is there a better way to measure and manage turnover?
- What are best practices to ensure that drivers are integrated into your safety culture from Day 1 and that they embrace it throughout their tenure at your organization?
Thursday, June 17 (9-10:30 a.m. CT): Alcohol and Inhalants: A DITTE Deep Dive. This training explores the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving and workplace performance as well as highlights the cost and lifestyle impacts of a DWI-alcohol arrest. Benefits of preventative training for employers and employees also are outlined.
The second part of the training focuses on inhalants as a unique category of drugs that are available in the workplace as legal substances designed for benign purposes. Developing objective documentation practices will be discussed.
Wednesday, June 23 (10-10:30 a.m. CT): Journey Management: Why it Matters: Every drive is a journey, and a Journey Management plan points employees on the road to safety. Lisa Robinson, senior program manager with the National Safety Council, will discuss Journey Management as a planned and systematic process for reducing transportation-related risks in a company’s operations. She also will explain why having a Journey Management plan is crucial to managing everything from time to costs, assessing risk and planning for potential hazards.
Wednesday, July 28 (9-10:30 a.m. CT): Cannabis, HR and Poly Drugs: A DITTE Deep Dive. This training explores the effects of cannabis in the workplace and how to mitigate risk through random testing of employees in safety-sensitive positions. Costs incurred as a result of an employee-involved crash will be explored.
The second part of the training focuses on how to develop or improve a resource guide for drug policies, programs and practices within your organization. Tools that develop understanding of polydrug impact on driving will be introduced.
Wednesday, Aug. 25 (9-10:30 a.m. CT): Opioids and CNS Depressants/Stimulants: A Ditte Deep Dive. This training explores the effects of opioids and other narcotic analgesics on an employer through reviewing the progress of a court case. Leading resources on overdose and intervention will be highlighted. Benefits of preventative training for employers and employees also are outlined.
The second part of the training focuses on drugs impacting the central nervous system as depressant and stimulants. Employer pro-active measures, such as drug sweeps, will be discussed and employee turnover calculator tools will be used.
Driver Behavior Micro E-Learning
Now you can learn traffic safety anytime, anywhere. These interactive five- to seven-minute lessons are fully compatible with your mobile device. Once you’ve completed all five e-learning modules, take our Quiz and pass—and you’ll receive a certificate of completion to print. All courses are FREE. Click a course below to access our user-friendly learning portal. After a quick one-time sign-up, you’ll be able to take the course—plus have access to all of our online courses!
Driving Safety Games
Test your traffic safety knowledge with our new e-learning quiz games. The Games console includes:
- Distraction Action
- Driving Basics BINGO
- Impairment Jeopardy
- Night Owl
- Stat Attack (Family Feud-style game)
Watch On-Demand Webinars
Earn a certificate of completion after you watch a full on-demand webinar.
Recorded Webinars on our Learning Portal
Click a recorded webinar below to access our user-friendly learning portal. After a quick one-time sign-up, you’ll be able to view the recorded webinar —plus have access to all of our online courses! Complete a quick quiz at the end of a recorded webinar to earn a certification of completion.
ODC Training Program Descriptions
DITTE (Drug Impairment Training for Texas Employers)
Can you identify an impaired employee in the workplace? We offer a staff-development training course to aid your safety leaders in doing just that.
Free Drug Impairment Training for Texas Employers (DITTE) explores the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving and workplace performance and highlights costs and lifestyle impacts of a DWI-alcohol arrest. Benefits of preventive training for employers and employees also are outlined.
In each section of DITTE training, participants are directed to free resources designed to raise awareness of risks associated with impairment and promote safe behaviors. The training addresses seven categories of impairment:
- Central nervous system depressants
- Central nervous system stimulants
- Dissociative anesthetics
- Narcotic analgesics
Who should attend? Health, safety managers/leads, wellness, human resource, public affairs professionals, business owners, as well as senior and executive management team members.
What will you learn?
- How to educate employees on traffic safety to help reduce the number of alcohol and drug-related incidents on Texas roads.
- How to develop or improve a resource guide for drug policies, programs and practices within your organization.
COST: This education is grant-funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). There is NO CHARGE to participants.