Zavcor Trucking Realizes Savings With CarriersEdge
Cross border refrigerated and dry freight carrier is reducing accident frequency, violation and management costs, and improving fuel efficiency with CarriersEdge online training and compliance tools
Markham, ON – November 2016 – CarriersEdge, providers of online safety and compliance training tools for the North American transportation industry, today announced that Zavcor Trucking Limited is reporting significantly lower accident frequency, fine and violation rates, and improved fuel economy with its interactive training courses.
“We’re realizing savings in several ways by using CarriersEdge for training,” said Chrissy Trombley, H.R./ risk manager at Zavcor Trucking Limited. “Our accident frequency rate has dropped by 75%, fines and inspection violations are down over 95%, and fuel efficiency is 25% above the corporate target. There is also a payoff in the time we save using CarriersEdge to manage compliance for 60 drivers. Overall, we have a safer, better trained pool of drivers with CarriersEdge for a relatively small investment.”
Zavcor Trucking adopted CarriersEdge online training about four years ago. Previously, the company employed traditional driver meetings and training sessions. Today, the company uses the CarriersEdge library of courses to train new drivers, including new hires without any driving experience, and for remedial and refresher training. Required courses include defensive driving and HOS and logbook instruction while drivers can request to complete additional courses for a financial reward.
“CarriersEdge helps us identify training deficiencies and focus on areas needing attention while not spending time on topics where a driver is already proficient,” Trombley stated. “Their adult learning approach to complex topics ensures drivers learn the material and is a gentle way to remind them about things they may have forgotten. It also keeps us compliant, and with CarriersEdge there’s always a focus on responding to our needs and to providing information that’s important in our operation, such as the new Border Crossing courses they just introduced.”
Zavcor Trucking Limited, based in Stevensville, Ontario, is a privately owned and operated transportation business that specializes in hauling temperaturecontrolled and general freight to a growing list of shippers. The company offers services across Canada and into the U.S. with a fleet of 60 trucks.
“The experience at Zavcor Trucking is proof that our approach to online training can help carriers realize cost savings and other benefits,” said Jane Jazrawy, CEO at CarriersEdge. “We are pleased they have adopted our library of safety and compliance courses and our compliance management tools.”
For a detailed case study on how Zavcor Trucking Limited is using CarriersEdge training to lower accident frequency, fine and violation rates, and improve fuel economy, visit www.carriersedge.com/community.
CarriersEdge, headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is a leading provider of online driver training for the North American trucking industry. More than 400 large and small fleets are incorporating the comprehensive CarriersEdge library of safety and compliance courses into their driver training programs. Endorsed by a growing number of industry leaders, CarriersEdge management tools and reporting functions are used to train drivers without impacting operations. Founded in 2005, CarriersEdge is also the creator of the Best Fleets to Drive For program, an annual evaluation of the best workplaces in the North American trucking industry, produced in partnership with Truckload Carriers Association. For more information, visit www.carriersedge.com
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