"The cost of CMV crashes to the US in 2009 was $50 billion. The first step in triage is training. CSA is about intervention. It's the new way of doing business in the safety world."
That's what we heard listening to a talk on Friday by Bill Bronrott, Deputy Administrator of FMCSA. And it reminded us a good article we read on SmallBizTechnology.com by Ramon Ray, who decries the current methods of training, including "old and boring videos from the stone age."
Chances are that your team uses Facebook, Google +, Twitter, and other social media platforms, as well as Hulu, YouTube, iPhones, and streaming Pandora. He says companies should consider upgrading their training and implementing "short, interactive, and fun education for your employees."
Tammy Turner, Director of Training, at Fresquez Concessions, says "the future of e-learning is just-in-time training; small sessions only 10-15 minutes long that include video and are mobile. This is how the current generation learns, with video and short blasts of information."