Do you know the primary cause of vehicle skids? If you said rain, snow, or ice — guess again. Driver bad habits, not bad weather, cause the majority of skids and crashes.
The best way to prevent skids, jackknifes, and rollovers is by replacing bad driving habits with safe ones, and online training is one of the quickest, most effective ways to improve driver safety. Videos, like the one below, help drivers connect the dots between small mistakes (like over acceleration) and horrendous incidents.
How to Prevent Skids, Rollovers, and Jackknifes
Bad habits — such as driving too fast for the conditions, improper cargo loading, excessive braking, oversteering, and insufficient inspections — cause skids, not bad weather on its own. According to a study by the FMSCA and NHTSA, drivers are ten times more likely to cause a crash vs. other factors such as weather or road conditions.
Another study found the number of crashes caused by overcorrection or oversteering of a vehicle decreases as the age of the driver increases. Instead of waiting for drivers to learn through experience (and paying for their mistakes), you can train them to make safe choices from their very first shift.
ITI’s online skid control and avoidance lesson covers:
- The most common causes of skids
- Different types of skids
- How to recover from a skid
- How to avoid skids in the first place
Watch a short preview of the Skid Control for Semi Trucks lesson
Online Driver Safety Training from ITI
Whether you want to prevent skids, reduce injuries, or simply improve profitability, online driver training from ITI can help your fleet achieve its goals. We're the trusted training partner of FedEx, Freymiller, Frito Lay, Ryder Leasing, Pilot Flying J, Shaw Flooring, and many others.
Create your own curriculum from more than 150 pre-built lessons including:
- Speed Management
- Space Management
- Distracted Driving
- Vehicle Inspections
- Winter Driving Best Practices
ITI’s driver training videos depict real-world scenarios and deliver information in a straightforward way. No one likes watching talking heads or scrolling through a coma-inducing PowerPoint presentation — especially not drivers who have somewhere to be. Our online driver training respects the drivers’ time.
Lessons are tailored to CDL drivers, delivery drivers, or commercial fleets and we can customize the content to meet your company’s specific needs. Our most popular driver safety courses are also available in Spanish (and other languages by request).
Let us show you how easy it is to reduce incidents and improve profits. Schedule a demo with one of our friendly and knowledgeable training consultants who can also help you create a training plan to meet your fleet’s safety goals.
Connect with a training consultant online or by phone. Call 360-576-5976 and choose option 4. Ask about: