Vertical Alliance Group Adds 16 New Training Videos for Trucking

Vertical Alliance Group is committed to ensuring you have access to the best training videos in the industry. This month we released 16 new safety training videos for you to utilize. We have also translated 9 more of our English videos into Spanish.

CatalogRequest TrainingforTruckingWhat’s New this Month? The first two new releases give an overview of the new FMCSA Driver Coercion Rule: These videos are in the Trucking Industry Section.

FMCSA Coercion Drivers
Module: FMCSA Coercion
This video discusses the Driver Coercion Rule and how it applies to drivers.
Length: 05:56

FMCSA Coercion Supervisors
Module: FMCSA Coercion
This video discusses the processes involved in the Driver Coercion Rule and reminds personnel who interact with drivers that they must be aware of the language they use.
Length: 06:14

This next nine releases focus on reasonable suspicion testing and what you must know at your trucking company about implementing a reasonable suspicion testing program. These videos are in the Reasonable Suspicion Testing Section.

Reasonable Suspicion Introduction
Module: Reasonable Suspicion
This introductory video is designed to help increase your awareness of drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace. It goes over statistics about drug and alcohol abuse.
Length: 10:23

Reasonable Suspicion Basics
Module: Reasonable Suspicion
This video defines reasonable suspicion, describes the standards for making a determination, and provides guidance regarding employee interviews.
Length: 05:50

Alcohol is a Drug Too
Module: Reasonable Suspicion
This video discusses the impact that alcohol can have on your brain and the damage it can do.
Length: 06:47

How Do I Tell Them?
Module: Reasonable Suspicion
This video discusses how to approach and handle a situation in which you must refer an employee for a reasonable suspicion test. It discusses helpful tips to keep the situation calm and firmly in your control.
Length: 04:59

What Decision Would You Make – Part 1
Module: Reasonable Suspicion
This video discusses a mock scenario in which a supervisor has the opportunity to refer an employee for a reasonable suspicion test. It describes the scenario and then discusses why you should or shouldn’t refer an employee for a test.
Length: 06:35

What Decision Would You Make – Part 2
Module: Reasonable Suspicion
This video discusses a mock scenario in which a supervisor has the opportunity to refer an employee for a reasonable suspicion test. It describes the scenario and then discusses why you should or shouldn’t refer an employee for a test.
Length: 07:42

What Decision Would You Make – Part 4
Module: Reasonable Suspicion
This video discusses a mock scenario in which a supervisor has the opportunity to refer an employee for a reasonable suspicion test. It describes the scenario and then discusses why you should or shouldn’t refer an employee for a test.
Length: 03:26

What Decision Would You Make – Part 3
Module: Reasonable Suspicion
This video discusses a mock scenario in which a supervisor has the opportunity to refer an employee for a reasonable suspicion test. It describes the scenario and then discusses why you should or shouldn’t refer an employee for a test.
Length: 03:58

Minimum Annual Testing Rate
Module: Reasonable Suspicion
The FMCSA has reduced the minimum annual random controlled substances testing rate for CDL drivers from the current rate of 50 percent to 25 percent. This video details the change.
Length: 01:47

The additional 5 releases are part of our Real. Life. Lessons. series. These videos can serve as your arsenal of video simulation training tools to help you educate your drivers about the avoidable dangers of driving a truck, while also ensuring safety awareness is top-of-mind. New releases in this series include:

Anthony’s Analysis and Oil Spills
Module: Entering/Exiting Truck Cab
Anthony’ injures his arm when he slips on an oily patch of water.
Length: 02:42

Driver is Hit by Passing Motorist
Module: Entering/Exiting Truck Cab
Mike’s driving career is ended when he is struck by a passing motorist. Always pull as far as possible off the roadway and never assume passing motorists will see you or avoid you.
Length: 02:16

Not a Good Way to Start of the New Year
Module: Entering/Exiting Truck Cab
Bill slips on a thin sheet of ice when entering his truck. If the temperature is near or below freezing, always check your steps for ice.
Length: 02:14

The Simple Things
Module: Opening/Closing Truck Hood
Keith is knocked unconscious when he fails to secure his trailer door. Remember, simple routines in your daily activity should still be handled with care.
Length: 02:42

With a Little Help from My Friends
Module: Loading/Assisting to Load Flatbed Freight
Trevor has a hernia attempting to remove the end gates from his trailer. Asks for help, but do so with caution and coordination.
Length: 02:15

Finally, we have translated 9 of our training videos into Spanish. These videos are in the New Spanish Videos Section. The new videos for Spanish speaking drivers include:

CSA – Inoperative Headlamps
Module: New Spanish Videos
A reminder about the Vehicle Maintenance violation of inoperative headlamps.
Length: 01:17

CSA – Inoperative Tail Light
Module: New Spanish Videos
A reminder about the Vehicle Maintenance violation of inoperative tail lights.
Length: 01:15

Spinning Landing Gear
Module: New Spanish Videos
Kyle is injured by spinning the landing gear handle. Spinning the landing gear handle too fast increases the likelihood the handle could slip out of your control.
Length: 02:31

Wait a Minute Vines
Module: New Spanish Videos
Todd hits his head in a fall after he loses his balance. Always focus on the task at hand. Continuously anticipate what could happen and constantly remain alert.
Length: 02:39

Very Expensive Coffee
Module: New Spanish Videos
Caleb burns himself and fractures his left arm when not using three points of contact.
Length: 03:04

Not Built To Climb
Module: New Spanish Videos
Jim falls from his trailer while trying to get down after placing load locks.
Length: 02:57

Driver Sprains Ankle
Module: New Spanish Videos
Jim sprains his ankle stepping on a rock exiting his cab.
Length: 02:10

White Line Fever
Module: New Spanish Videos
The driving lifestyle can offer several unhealthy challenges. Drivers benefits the most from leading a healthy lifestyle.
Length: 02:51

Awkward Posture
Module: New Spanish Videos
Charlotte, Henry, and Warren all injure their backs due to awkward postures.
Length: 03:11

Please contact your client services representative at 877-792-3866, ext. 300, if you have any questions.

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