Zavcor Trucking realizes savings with CarriersEdge
Cross border refrigerated and dry freight carrier is reducing insurance, violation and management costs with CarriersEdge online training and compliance tools
CarriersEdge, providers of online safety and compliance training tools for the North American transportation industry, today announced that Zavcor Trucking Limited is reporting lower insurance, accident and violation costs after implementing its approach to providing interactive training without impacting operations.
“We’re realizing savings in several ways by using CarriersEdge for training,” said Chrissy Trombley, H.R./ risk manager at Zavcor Trucking Limited. “Our insurance company is providing a savings because our accident and violation rates have gone down significantly. There is also a payoff in the time we save using CarriersEdge to manage compliance for 60 drivers. Overall, we have a safer, better trained pool of drivers with CarriersEdge for a relatively small investment.”
Zavcor Trucking adopted CarriersEdge online training about four years ago. Previously, the company employed traditional driver meetings and training sessions. Today, the company uses the CarriersEdge library of courses to train new drivers, including new hires without any driving experience, and for remedial and refresher training. Required courses include defensive driving and HOS and logbook instruction while drivers can request to complete additional courses for a financial reward.
“CarriersEdge helps us identify training deficiencies and focus on areas needing attention while not spending time on topics where a driver is already proficient,” Trombley stated. “Their adult learning approach to complex topics ensures drivers learn the material and is a gentle way to remind them about things they may have forgotten. It also keeps us compliant, and with CarriersEdge there’s always a focus on responding to our needs and to providing information that’s important in our operation, such as the new Border Crossing courses they just introduced.”
Zavcor Trucking Limited, based in Stevensville, Ontario, is a privately owned and operated transportation business that specializes in hauling temperature controlled and general freight to a growing list of shippers. The company offers services across Canada and into the U.S. with a fleet of 60 trucks.
“The experience at Zavcor Trucking is proof that our approach to online training can help carriers realize cost savings and other benefits,” said Jane Jazrawy, CEO at CarriersEdge. “We are pleased they have adopted our library of safety and compliance courses and our compliance management tools.”