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Ensuring your team is equipped with the latest skills and knowledge is crucial for maintaining safety, compliance, and customer satisfaction. At Miles Ahead Online Training, we specialize in providing top-tier online training courses tailored specifically for motorcoach companies. Our extensive curriculum is designed to cater to both new and experienced drivers, dispatchers, sales teams, and management, ensuring that every member of your team is well-prepared to meet the challenges of the road ahead.

New Driver Training Program

Our New Driver Training Program is meticulously crafted to set a solid foundation for those new to the motorcoach industry or your company. This comprehensive program covers:

  • ELD Basics: Understand the essentials of Electronic Logging Devices to ensure compliance and accurate record-keeping.
  • Distracted Driving: Learn strategies to stay focused and safe on the road.
  • Driver Fatigue: Recognize the signs of fatigue and how to manage it.
  • Driver Wellness: Tips for maintaining physical and mental health as a driver.
  • FMCSA Emergency Situations: Prepare for unexpected situations with guidelines from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
  • Special Driving Conditions: Navigate through challenging weather and road conditions confidently.
  • FMCSA Regulatory Overview: A complete guide to the regulations governing motorcoach operations.
  • Trip Preparation: Essential planning tips for successful trips.
  • Interacting with Customers: Enhance customer service skills for positive passenger experiences.
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration CSA Program: Insights into compliance, safety, and accountability.
  • Vehicle Inspections: Thorough training on conducting pre-trip and post-trip inspections.
  • ADA Compliance: Ensure accessibility and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Safe Driving Principles: Core practices for safe driving.
  • Motorcoach Orientation and Familiarization: Get to know your vehicle inside and out.
  • Bloodborne Pathogens: Safety practices for handling potential exposure.
  • Roadside Inspections: Be prepared for inspections to ensure safety and compliance.

Continued Education for Drivers

To support the ongoing development of your drivers, we offer Continued Education courses that include all New Driver Training courses along with the following specialized topics:

  • Applying Tire Chains and Socks: Hands-on techniques for maintaining traction in snowy and icy conditions.
  • Samsara Basics: Leveraging the latest in fleet management technology for efficiency and safety.
  • Space Management – Safe Backing: Strategies to navigate tight spaces safely, minimizing the risk of accidents.
  • Managing Student Behavior: Effective approaches to ensuring a safe and respectful environment for all passengers, especially in scenarios involving student transportation.
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Workplace: Building a culture of respect, understanding, and appreciation for diversity within your team.
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Critical training to identify, prevent, and address sexual harassment, ensuring a safe workplace for everyone.
  • Post-Accident Safety Refresher Training: A guide to the essential steps to take following an incident, focusing on safety, documentation, and compliance.
  • Maintenance Essentials For Over The Road Drivers: Empowering drivers with basic maintenance skills to address common issues and minimize downtime.
  • OSHA Sharps Safety for Bus Cleaners: Specialized training for those responsible for keeping our vehicles clean and safe, focusing on the proper handling of sharp objects.
  • OSHA Chemical Exposure: Guidelines to protect employees from hazardous substances in the workplace.
  • OSHA Slips Trips and Falls: Preventative measures and best practices to avoid common workplace injuries.
  • Driving a Motorcoach with a Police Escort: Understanding the protocols and expectations when operating under police escort for safe and smooth transportation during special events.
  • Safe Steps: Mastering Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention for Motorcoach Operators: Tailored strategies to mitigate the risk of these common accidents, ensuring the safety of both drivers and passengers.
  • Low Temp Driving: A Motorcoach Operator’s Guide to Handling Low Temperatures: Navigating the challenges of cold weather driving with confidence and safety.
  • FTA Drug Abuse Awareness: Promoting a drug-free workplace through awareness, detection, and prevention strategies.
  • Beat the Heat: A Motorcoach Operator’s Guide to Handling High Temperatures: Techniques for maintaining performance and safety during hot weather conditions.
  • Mastering Merging & Passing: A Comprehensive Guide for Motorcoach Operators: Advanced skills for navigating traffic safely and efficiently.
  • Mastering Effective Communication for Transportation Professionals: Enhance your communication skills with our Professional Communication Mastery course, blending practical activities with key insights for better teamwork and efficiency.
  • Square Your Turns for Safety: This video teaches motorcoach operators the crucial safety technique of “Squaring Your Turns,” offering practical advice and demonstrations to enhance road safety for both drivers and passengers.
  • Mirror Adjustment & Lane Control: This instructional video provides motorcoach operators with expert guidance on mirror adjustment and lane control to improve road safety and visibility, benefiting drivers of all skill levels.
  • Driving Tips: Off-Tracking & Rear Overhang: This video educates motorcoach operators on managing off-tracking and rear overhang through demonstrations and expert tips, enhancing driving precision and safety.
  • Road to Rescue: Empowering Bus Drivers to Combat Human Trafficking: Human traffickers exploit the bus system for transporting victims, using stations for recruitment and transit. A study found 42% of survivors had buses involved in their exploitation. This training video equips bus drivers with the knowledge to recognize and respond to trafficking signs. Your vigilance can be a lifeline, transforming your bus into a beacon of hope and safety for those in need.

Additional Training Programs

Beyond driver training, we offer specialized programs for every aspect of your motorcoach business:

  • Dispatcher Training: Equip your dispatch team with the skills to manage schedules, routes, and driver communication effectively.
  • Sales Training: Boost your sales strategies with courses designed to enhance customer engagement and close deals.
  • Customer Service Training: Elevate your customer service standards for memorable passenger experiences.
  • Marketing Training: Learn how to effectively market your services in a competitive landscape.
  • Bus Cleaning Training: Ensure your fleet remains pristine and inviting for every passenger.
  • Retaining and Hiring Motorcoach Operators Training: Strategies for attracting, hiring, and retaining top talent.
  • Management Training: Develop leadership skills that promote efficiency, safety, and team morale.

At Miles Ahead Online Training, we’re committed to helping motorcoach companies thrive by providing access to comprehensive, flexible online training solutions. Whether you’re looking to onboard new drivers, enhance the skills of your existing team, or support the professional development of your management and support staff, our courses are designed to meet your needs. Let us help you stay miles ahead in the competitive world of motorcoach transportation.

Continuing Education

Customize your continuing education program by selecting topics from the New Hire Safety Training or incorporating new courses that are added regularly. Talk to our team to learn more.

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