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From behind the wheel of a large plow truck, obstacles like ice, wind, snow, and limited visibility can become life threatening. To reduce the risk of incidents, ask about our defensive driving snow plow course. Throughout this course, drivers will go from simply certified and licensed to experienced, confident, and efficient.

Defensive Driving Training

  • Awareness and anticipation
  • Rollover prevention
  • Collision prevention
  • Hazard perception
  • Dynamics of braking

Pre-Hire Evaluation

Emergency Action Training

  • Wheel off road
  • Steer tire blowout

Benefits for the Driver

  • Practice any maneuver, even dangerous ones, in a realistic and safe environment
  • Experience the virtual consequences of their driving behaviors under a variety of realistic conditions: all types of weather – snow, fog, rain in day or night, road and traffic conditions, alone or in combination
  • Learn faster due to lower stress, better feedback and less wasted time; the lessons are adapted to the driver’s capability and preferred pace
  • Experience the measurable benefits of defensive and fuel-efficient driving habits
  • View instant replays of their performances including overhead blind spot views and instrument panels that would not be available in a real truck
  • Practice specific skills until they can be performed automatically, e.g. from gear shifting to backing to fuel economy to roll-over prevention to following too close
  • Receive reliable, objective performance scores that can be compared with the scores of other drivers
  • Improve their perception and anticipation of dangerous situations

Benefits for the Company

Simply put, simulated training saves time, money and improves safety and performance.

Better Performance

Drivers who utilize the best driving skills – such as defensive driving and fuel efficiency – are more confident, have more productive time on the road, which results in greater customer satisfaction, improved safety and driver satisfaction and retention.

Valuable Savings

By using a simulator, you save wear and tear on the truck, save fuel, and avoid any possible accidents or breakdowns. It saves on the costs of accidents both direct and indirect. It will give a non-biased assessment/test of each professional driver.

Improves Safety

A simulator allows the professional driver to experience all types of road conditions, weather conditions, and traffic situations in a safe environment* so they learn defensive maneuvers (ex: how to handle a rollover, how to avoid hitting a deer in the road, following too close, etc).

Greater Efficiency = Time Savings

An hour in the simulator is equivalent to nearly three hours in an actual truck, allowing drivers to get back on the road quickly, using their improved skills.

Ease of Scheduling

Since our training is just one to three drivers at a time, scheduling their sessions is very straight forward with minimal down-time. Furthermore, we work around your duty days to minimize impacts on the driver’s time.

Our success is measured by
the safety of our clients.

In the past, we never considered anything like this because we never had the resources or the tools. NextGen having the ability to come to you has been extremely beneficial to us. It saved us in terms of cost and in terms of having to send a driver somewhere.

Richard Longden
Rating : 5

In 2017, we’ve run over 3 million safe-driven miles. With 55 drivers in several different departments, it takes time to reach even a million miles, but to reach 3 million was a big success for us.

Todd McKenzie
Rating : 5

It’s as close to real-life driving skills as I’ve seen. I highly recommend NextGen Driver Training for all propane industry fleets.

Ronnie Bass, General Manager
Plantation Propane
Rating : 5

We thought we knew our drivers, but with NextGen Driver Training driver evaluations, we learned so much more about our drivers. It’s incredible what they can tell us about our drivers in such a short period of time.

Anonymous
Rating : 5

Worth every cent. Our drivers got so much out of their training sessions [at] NextGen. Those guys pack a lot of training into a short time.

Anonymous
Rating : 5
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