In this section of the newsletter, we look at current topics in driver training, and how they’re affecting trucking and other power vehicle-based industries. This month, we’ll tackle a question that comes up often from driving schools and trucking companies who haven’t used simulation yet: “Tell us why we should do this.” Happy to oblige; here, distilled from our own experience and that of our clients, are a few of the key benefits of simulation.
•Because it’s simulation. Simulation training for new drivers (and driver assessments for industry veterans) allows you to train for real-world situations in a safe and controlled environment.
•Accident reduction. By reinforcing critical safety procedures and industry techniques, ATS customers experience a significant reduction in the frequency and severity of accidents.
•Fuel efficiency. Use of the simulator allows schools and carriers to realize fuel savings through better fuel management training, practice, and implementation.
•Less wear and tear. Students can make their worst mistakes in the simulator instead of on the road. Carriers and schools immediately start to save on maintenance and wear and tear.
•Better driver retention and performance. Patented, efficient feedback on simulator performance helps students master skills more effectively and give a better performance both in the training yard and on the road.
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Advanced Training Systems has revolutionized the design and manufacture of high-tech simulators to improve driver training and create both better drivers and a safer world. In addition to hundreds of driving schools, we provide equipment and support for major shippers who do their own training, as well as customized solutions for those with particular training needs. For more information or to schedule a demo, please contact us here.