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Joto PR Disruptors client John Kearney, president and CEO of Advanced Training Systems (ATS), was featured in an article on Benzinga titled, A Youth-Driven Approach To The Driver Shortage.
The FMCSA recently opened a new part of its website to help 18- to 20-year-olds who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license find and apply for jobs with interstate trucking companies. During the up-to-three-year pilot program, the safety records of these drivers will be compared to the records of a control group of drivers to determine if a one- to three-year difference in drivers’ ages is a critical safety factor. As of this writing, nearly two dozen interstate trucking companies with headquarters ranging from Oregon to Massachusetts have posted openings on the FMCSA site.
John Kearney says, “I firmly believe that the results of this study will demonstrate that 18- to 20-year-olds — properly trained — are mature enough to be skilled and safe commercial truck drivers.”
On the 24,000 public high schools in the United States producing an estimated 3.3 million graduates each year, of whom about 2 million will bypass college and go directly into the workforce he says, “They can and they will. One of the keys to driver safety is simulation, which solves a classic training dilemma: How do you safely prepare trainees to deal with dangerous situations?”
Why you should pay attention
John Kearney introduced a solution to help alleviate the commercial truck driver shortage, a problem further exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis – by recruiting and training a new generation of drivers on safe and cost-effective simulators instead of real trucks.
With his contribution as a supply chain expert to Benzinga, an online source for accurate and timely global financial content, John Kearney is getting exposure potential of 3.7 million with just this single media outlet.
ATS earned a lot of attention with this kind of media exposure, commercial trucking companies are rethinking how to conduct training courses for their drivers. John Kearney is positioning himself as the go-to source for VR simulator technology – and the future of commercial vehicle driver training.
ATS found a way to help. What about you?
About Advanced Training Systems:
Advanced Training Systems (ATS) is a high-tech simulator technology and engineering firm that has revolutionized the design and manufacture of advanced training systems to improve training and create safer drivers. ATS, the holder of multiple patents in high-tech training simulation, has as its mission to provide this cutting-edge adaptive training to all involved in the transportation industry at an affordable cost, resulting in safer drivers/operators. For more information, visit www.atstrainingsystems.com
Benzinga serves as a news and analysis service that focuses on global markets. It provides original, accurate and timely global financial content.
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