SCDTI Inc. Philosophy
A training program's goal is to inspire and promote a positive and professional attitude through education and evaluation based on uniform standards. The entire staff is dedicated to the betterment of the driver through continual education, training and support. We are aware of the need of well trained, professional drivers. The instructor's role in the training to produce a quality product is paramount. The image of the industry can be, and must be, enhanced through quality , consistant training based on high standards. Our training is dedicated to helping all personel to perform to their highest potential. This includes new drivers entering the profession and experienced hands alike.
It is our goal to instruct drivers in methods that will allow them to operate their equipment in a safe and professional manner. This allows the driver to complete their tasks on time and with maximum compensation. Service such as this keeps customers satisfied, providing jobs for quality, professional truck drivers.
We will help in whatever way we can to make the student's transition from their past work environment into the world of the professional truck driver a safe and successful one. In some cases, this will not be an easy change. The life of an over-the-road truck driver can be, at times, very demanding.
Death and injury on the highways are major public concerns. They are also the concerns of every business that operates passenger cars, trucks, or busses. Current accident rates and concern for public safety have encouraged fleets to increase emphasis on preventing accidents, whether involve double bottoms, tractor trailers, straight trucks, buses, or passenger cars used on company business or by the public. Fortunately for those that are conscientious, responsible, and alert to the driving environment, the accidents are fewer in number.
The principle of Decision Driving is based on the concept of making drivers aware of the environment in which they drive. With the highway system to include more expressway driving, coupled with an incraesing number of vehicles on the highway, it becomes even more important that we learn advanced skills to cope with the technological advances in highway design and mechanical engineering of the vehicle. Decision Driving fills this void which ahs been missing as an ingredient in programming the driver to cope with those situations. Highway intersections can be controlled with mechanical traffic lights, the vehicle can be equipped with better braking power, but the only alternative left to engineer is to program the driver with the advanced skills in Decision Driving habits.
At times, responsibility for motor vehicle accidents can be readily assigned, but more often it is shared in varying degrees by all involved. Accident-free driving should not be a matter of chance. The driver should not be a victim of circumstances. When it comes to having an accident the driver has more alternatives open than is likely to be realized. Realization of driver and vehicle limitations is the first step toward significantly reducing accidents.
The best ways to avoid an accident are to use safe driving procedures and to watch for the potentially unsafe actions of others. However, even the most conscientious drivers will encounter emergency situations created by traffic or roadway conditions. The ability to analyze the critical situation and then maintain control of the vehicle will help to reduce the likelihood and severity of an accident.
Emergency Reaction Driving Training is felt by many automobile safety professionals to be a solid step toward the reduction of deaths and serious injury in motor vehicle accidents. It concentrates on the key areas most often neglected in driver education, driver and vehicle limitations.
Most efforts have been devoted to the driver. We believe, and many others support our belief, that the driver is the most important element in reducing highway accidents. We have also advocated the ability of the driver in the highway system of tomorrow will still be the most important factor in safe highway transportation.