Schneider's driver training gets an award
Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM
Schneider National Inc has received an Excellence in Practice Award from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). In May, the ASTD recognized nine companies with Excellence in Practice Awards, with Schneider recognized in the Learning Technologies category for its simulation-based driver training program.
ASTD is an association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. The ASTD Excellence in Practice Awards program recognizes companies that achieve measurable results through the use of practices and interventions in workplace learning and performance.
In 2004, Schneider's driver training group implemented simulation-based training using ground simulators, equipment similar to flight simulators but designed to develop skills for driving on roadways. Since then, the company has lowered its new driver dropout and termination rates by nearly 10% and lowered accident frequency and severity by as much as 20%. Overall, the implementation of simulation-based training has saved Schneider millions of dollars.
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