The transportation industry is ever-changing. The vehicles we use may look similar from year to year, but the technology we rely on to move cargo and manage logistics is constantly evolving—from in-cab devices to in-office truck management software. Continuing education is crucial to keep up with shifting capabilities and best practices, let alone stay ahead of the competition.
Colleges, career centers and technical institutes have long served as a compelling option for ongoing education, but sometimes the time and cost commitments of enrolling in their courses simply are not realistic. To increase convenience, many schools have moved to offering online courses, sometimes even for free. See MIT’s transportation courses as an example. With busy schedules and obligations, it may be tough to commit to an academic program, no matter what the cost. Don’t worry; you still have options.
Consider E-Learning from Transportation Software Providers
You may be surprised how many affordable education and transport training options are available to you from the very people who provide the technology driving your desire to learn. Not only do trucking software providers offer manuals and the latest tutorials for specific products; you can also find general information on the industry as a whole. Whether you are looking for “Trucking 101” information or an introduction to fuel and energy markets, e-learning sessions are available on education portals such as Learn.TMWSystems.com. If you’re more experienced, but still want to know how to grow your business, consider studying how business intelligence data can help you optimize your operations and pull ahead of competitors.
Pick Alternate Transport Training Routes
If e-learning transport training courses are not for you, there are other options to consider.
- Take advantage of the efficient snapshots that transportation industry webinars can provide. For example, TMW offers free, weekly “Teach Me Wednesday” webinars on topics relevant to your day-to-day business operations.
- Want a quick answer to a challenge? Informational videos may be the most efficient route.
- In-person or remote training by subject matter experts is always an option, and can be customized to your specific needs.
When you need to optimize every aspect of your business, from maximizing the functionality of your tools to understanding the mega trends likely to affect the industry today and tomorrow, training is an indispensable tool. While you can always look to academic institutions, trade publications and industry associations for applicable knowledge, don’t underestimate the value that the right partners can provide from an educational standpoint, as well.
Take a closer look at the type of transportation-related education offerings available to you.
And before you invest, start your research here for more information on transportation management software, asset management solutions, routing and scheduling and business intelligence.
Interested in online transport training courses from TMW? Visit http://learn.tmwsystems.com today.