There are several reasons why trucking companies might choose to do Driver or Fleet Manager training through Strategic Programs, Inc. Some clients who have undergone Fleet Manager training with us have chosen to do so because of data they’ve received through exit interviews, including information regarding the availability, support, and communication skills of Fleet Managers. Others have chosen to work with us because they’ve identified a need for improvement and find that our training modules meet those needs. And still others would like to take their Managers up to the next level, from good to great.
Below are what we’ve found to be the greatest benefits of participation in the trainings by your Driver or Fleet Managers:
- Sustainable change (More than a one-time rah-rah-sis-boom-bah) – Our Fleet Manager training program is set up like a marathon instead of a sprint. Typically we will do between 4 and 6 training modules (depending on a client’s needs) with about a two week time in between each module. This allows time for practice and application of skills learned. The beginning of each training module is a recap of each Manager’s practical application of the skills they’ve learned before we move on to new skills. After the training modules are complete, there is a series of emails that will go to each participant, reminding them to be practicing and using the skills they’ve acquired in their position. Keeping the information in the front of people’s minds means a much better chance for long-term change and sustainable improvement.
- Understanding Fleet Managers’ impact on industry problems – We know and understand the transportation industry and the common concerns that most fleets are facing right now. Learning industry trends and concerns and understanding how Fleet Managers can have a positive impact on these issues will give your managers a leg up in their positions.
- Communication and collaboration – Getting people together who may not normally communicate has been one of the greatest opportunities for some of our fleets. Often, Fleet Managers are located all across the country and don’t often have the chance to talk to each other about what’s going on in each area of the company. Getting Managers together to discuss issues and share ideas and best practices can be immensely helpful.
Stay tuned for information on the specific topics and skills covered in a typical Fleet Manager training program that people have found useful and informative.