Virtual Risk Manager® - Airbrakes delivers state of the art driver training directly to your door. The training is based on recognized sources from industry experts. The program is a web-based interactive experience with instructional animations and a narrator to guide your drivers through the program (especially important if your driver's first language is not English). Drivers and mechanics will find the point-and-click navigation easy to use for even the novice computer user.
• Training Needs Analysis
Users first take a short but comprehensive assessment of their air brakes and brake adjustment knowledge in order to identify training needs.
• Training Modules
Up to fifteen learning modules are available ranging from air brake system basics to comprehensive brake adjustment training. Users are guided to modules based on the results of their individual training needs analysis.
• Final Knowledge Assessment
Confirms that information is understood and demonstrates proficiency in air brake knowledge. The system then generates a certificate upon completion
The air brake program is a component of the Virtual Risk Manager® system. This system, a partnership between Zurich Services Corporation and Interactive Driving Systems®, is a complete risk management solution comprised of driver risk assessment, training and performance management tools.
SETTING THE SCENE
A recent study by the U.S. government found:
'Brake deficiencies are identified as a factor in 29.4 percent of all serious truck crashes that involve a fatality or injury. Surprisingly, this is greater than any other single driver factor listed in the study.1 (March 2006)'.
Considering these findings, the need for brake training is essential to increase driver, mechanic and roadside safety enforcement officer knowledge of air brake systems.
Education on air brake systems is the key to eliminating crashes caused by brake defects, safety violations and costly roadside brake repairs.
Can your drivers and mechanics answer these questions?
Jim Stolpe Quality Distribution Senior Loss Prevention Specialist
'After 40+ years in the trucking industry as both a driver and a manager, I thought I would be able to sail through Virtual Risk Manager® - Airbrakes with ease.
That was not the case as I discovered that what I thought I knew and what I actually knew were two different concepts. I found this tool to be extremely informative and educational.
The site is easy to use and allows the user to review the lessons until they can answer the questions. I highly recommend Virtual Risk Manager® - Airbrakes to any one who works in the transportation field'.
Tommy Davis AMBEST Service Centers Director
'Here at AMBEST we are always searching for cost-effective methods of training for our technicians. Having over 30 years in the maintenance field myself I get excited when I find a training product that is cost effective, easy to deliver and educational. Virtual Risk Manager® - Airbrakes is just that type of program.
After our review of this program we recommended to all our Service Center locations their participation in this program. We have found this program to be challenging to our most skilled technicians while not intimidating our younger less skilled technicians. The immediate feed back of the test along with self-study is what makes this a really great program.
With Internet delivery of the program our locations find it one of the best training opportunities we can offer. At AMBEST we highly recommend this program to anyone either driving or working on air braked commercial motor vehicles'.
John Hogue Gibson Energy Safety And Compliance Supervisor
'Without dating myself, my air brake endorsement was achieved quite a few years ago. This on line course fit perfectly into my hectic schedule which can change from day to day. This course is very comprehensive and well put together. It is an excellent method for training new drivers and for sharpening up the knowledge for those of us who have been trained years ago'.
Cynthia Johnson National Cooperative Refinery Association EHS Transportation Specialist
'We have had very good feedback from our employees who have taken Virtual Risk Manager® - Airbrakes training. Even those employees who have been adjusting and working with brakes for many years have said that they have learned from this training. We plan to continue using this training as part of our curriculum for our employees for the foreseeable future. Thank you for the great customer service and attention to quality of this training, it is greatly appreciated'.
Non Zurich Insured's and Non CVSA Members $24.00 - Training Needs Analysis $54.00 - Training Modules + Final Assessment $66.00 - Complete Training Package
Zurich Insured's and CVSA Members $20.00 - Training Needs Analysis $45.00 - Training Modules + Final Assessment $55.00 - Complete Training Package
If the Training Needs Analysis only is ordered and then a request is received to upgrade to the Complete Training Package, pricing will be pro-rated. Quantity discount pricing is also available starting at quantities over 250 units with an escalating discount range from between 5% and 25%.