Hazardous Materials Carrier Matrix, Inc. Selects CarriersEdge for Driver Training

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Truckload, hazardous materials and expedited service provider switches to the CarriersEdge online, interactive safety training platform

It teaches them what they need to do instead of having them simply watch a video and take a test. That’s especially important when it comes to things like log books or hazardous materials training

CarriersEdge, providers of online safety and compliance training tools for the North American transportation industry, today announced that Matrix, Inc. has adopted its driver training courses and online training platform.

“We moved our driver training program to the CarriersEdge platform from another provider in June of this year because its approach helps improve the safety rating of our company,” said Ivelina Atanasova, an owner at Matrix, Inc. who oversees safety programs. “The CarriersEdge library of courses is more up to date and they are continually adding new topics and modules. The platform also enables drivers to better understand the material and that results in safer operations.”

Headquartered in Bensenville, Illinois, Matrix, Inc. is a 48-state truckload general freight, hazardous materials and expedited service provider. The carrier operates 65 trucks and employs 70 drivers, including teams.

“The CarriersEdge approach enables drivers to learn a topic from their perspective, rather than simply providing a definition of the subject like our previous solution,” Atanasova stated. “It teaches them what they need to do instead of having them simply watch a video and take a test. That’s especially important when it comes to things like log books or hazardous materials training.”

Today, Matrix is using CarriersEdge for new hire orientation, including 16 drivers added since June, and to meet ongoing compliance requirements for existing drivers and office staff. The solution is also used for refresher training when a driver has a violation that needs to be addressed. All training is assigned on the CarriersEdge platform and is managed in the carrier’s online safety education center.

“We set out to streamline training management and improve safety for Matrix by providing courses that engage all types of drivers, regardless of their level of experience,” said Jane Jazrawy, CEO of CarriersEdge. “We’re pleased that after switching from a simple video-based system to our interactive instructional approach and extensive library of courses that Matrix has quickly realized the value we can provide.”

About CarriersEdge
CarriersEdge, headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is a leading provider of online driver training for the North American trucking industry. More than 400 large and small fleets are incorporating the comprehensive CarriersEdge library of safety and compliance courses into their driver training programs. Endorsed by a growing number of industry leaders, CarriersEdge management tools and reporting functions are used to train drivers without impacting operations. Founded in 2005, CarriersEdge is also the creator of the Best Fleets to Drive For program, an annual evaluation of the best workplaces in the North American trucking industry, produced in partnership with Truckload Carriers Association. For more information, visit http://www.carriersedge.com

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