Welcome to GroundCloud Safety

The GroundCloud Safety team is always thinking of ways to help you build a culture of exceptional safety habits and practices within your operation. This newsletter is one of the ways to stay in touch with our customers. Take a look at important reminders, such as our next QualCert webinar, safety tips, TTT course info, and more.

 

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November 23

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re grateful for a lot of things here at GroundCloud, but we’re most grateful for amazing customers like you. Enjoy a holiday filled with family, friends, food, and gratitude. 🦃🍗

Please remember that the night before Thanksgiving is known as the biggest bar night of the year and has the highest number of drunk accidents. Stay safe and be aware of any drunk drivers that may be on the road.

November 22

How to Train Your Drivers Zoom Meeting  🖥 

If you or one of your BCs have ever been trained as a CT through the GroundCloud TTT course, this announcement is for you.

Whether you took the training a week ago and are overwhelmed with the new material and don’t know where to start implementing your new skills or you attended the course a year ago and began to forget some details, we invite you to the refresher webinar with Jerry Veres, our Head of Safety, a fedex veteran and the delivery safety G.O.A.T. 🐐

WHEN: 2pm ET on Fridays (Nov. 25; Dec. 2; Dec. 9; Dec. 16)

WHERE: Join Zoom Meeting

https://groundcloud.zoom.us/j/89657245795?pwd=SFZCelZubk5TbzRZeGhpTFF3TnAzdz09

Meeting ID: 896 5724 5795
Passcode: 464940

November 4

Need a Qualification Certification class scheduled near you?

Bring this FedEx required training right to your doorstep! Pull together at least 3 candidates looking to become a Certified Trainer and we will come to you to host a QualCert class! 

For more information call 218-864-7900 ext. 809 or email events@groundcloud.com

Find already scheduled classes here.

October 31
👻 GroundCloud wishes you a Happy Halloween! 👻 

Stay safe, have fun, and enjoy the season’s spookiest holiday! 🎃

This is a reminder from GroundCloud to stay vigilant this Halloween. You never know what frights await you during spooky season… 👀

 

October 26
In general, being greeted by a dog is an added perk of being a delivery driver but oftentimes this comes with great uncertainty. 

A driver’s safety is more important than any package. It is delivery business owners’ and managers’ utmost priority to provide their drivers with the training and tools necessary to keep them and those around them safe.

You might have heard about the recent tragedy involving the death of an Amazon delivery driver presumably caused by two dogs. GroundCloud offers many supplemental training courses and one of them, “Health Safety – Dog Bites”, specifically addresses such dangers and how to avoid them. You can find these courses and assign them to drivers in the Supplemental Training tab of the manager portal.

GroundCloud’s Ongoing Safety Training program covers more than just how to be a safe driver on the road. It is important for delivery professionals to be aware of and always remember about the many other potential dangers that come with the job. Among other skills, we coach delivery drivers in personal security such as how to respond when encountering dogs, dealing with confrontation, and other emergency situations (e.g. robbery, etc).

Please ensure your drivers are up to date with their safety training. This can be checked in GroundCloud.io under the Ongoing Certification tab. You can see which drivers have completed their training and resend the training to drivers that may have missed them. 

In the delivery business, safety comes first.

October 21
Congratulations to Saul Lerma for being awarded the FedEx Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY), again! It’s his third EOY nomination (2014, 2016, 2022).

We are proud to have Saul as a Lead Trainer in our Qualification Certification program. He has been operating as a FXG contractor for 20+ years and chose the GroundCloud fleet management portal for his company Lerma Transport Inc.

Almost ALL of the EOY candidates who recently attended the annual EOY meeting were the GroundCloud QualCert program participants at some point in the past. Kudos to our Safety training team for helping CSPs not only grow their business but also teaching them how to do it safely!

 

October 20
GroundCloud was well represented at the latest FedEx Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) event, where almost all of the EOY candidates present had chosen GroundCloud as their QualCert training provider to become a Certified Trainer!

The Entrepreneur of the Year ceremony recognizes service providers for valuing safety above all, delivering excellent customer service, building dedicated and engaged teams, and conducting efficient and optimized operations. 

Find out more about our exceptional Train the Trainer (TTT) program to satisfy the Qualification Certification contracting standard. 

https://www.groundcloud.com/qualification-certification/ 

 

October 14
What is P&D Safety Certification? 

The P&D Safety Certification is an online training course designed for new drivers. This 10-chapter course covers all the basic driving guidelines to be a safe and effective CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle) operator. This course is not required, however, we recommend all new drivers take this course before they begin driving. The course covers drivers for the first 30 days of employment for Ongoing Safety Training (OST) compliance in case any sort of incident or accident occurs.

(No Road Course work or Live Route Training is required for this course)

Please note: this course does NOT replace the required Pre-Class 2 & 3 Day Driver Training Course, the Existing Driver 2-Day Final Exam or the New Driver 3-Day Final Exam.

A driver can be enrolled in the P&D Safety Certification when creating a new driver profile. Before pressing submit on the new driver profile, check that it says “Yes” under “Enroll driver in P&D Safety Certification training.” A driver can also be enrolled under the Training Courses tab by selecting +Enroll Driver.

For more information go to this Knowledge Base Article.

 

October 13
🇨🇦More QualCert Classes coming to Canada! 🇨🇦

We are excited to announce that more Qualification Certification classes have been requested in Canada!

Classes will be held in the following cities:

Victoria, BC (10/17-10/21)
Winnipeg, MB (10/24-10/28)
Nanaimo, BC (10/31-11/4)
Kitchener, ON (11/7-11/11)

For more class options and to register, visit our upcoming classes!

October 4
Welcome to our Safety Newsletter!

Instead of sending weekly emails, our Safety Newsletter will now be posted here. This way you will never miss any of Jerry’s Weekly Safety Tips!

Upcoming GroundCloud Webinars

What’s Next and How to Train Your Drivers

Please encourage your CTs to attend our next webinar for a 20-minute complete review of driver training and data entry. These zoom meetings will be held on Fridays at 2pm EST to give your CTs a refresher on how to train your drivers after our 5-day Train the Trainer course. You can sign up here. You can also learn more about the program and how to sign up for a course here.

QualCert Complete Review Zoom Meeting

Join Jerry Veres, GroundCloud’s VP of Safety in a Zoom meeting for a 45 minute complete review of the Qualification Certification Safety Program (including a Q&A). Our next webinar is Wednesday, October 5th at 2PM EST. You can sign up here. You can also learn more about the program and how to sign up for a course here.

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Haven’t enrolled your candidate in Qualification Certification? After you’ve attended our QualCert webinar this afternoon, click here to see our upcoming course schedule. GroundCloud brings professional training to your doorstep by offering several classes across the country each week, and our team only continues to add more. Keep checking our course schedule for a class in your area.

Important Reminder for Certified Trainer Candidates attending a future course: Please remind your QualCert attendees to complete their pre-course online training PRIOR to the first day of the course. Watch this video for the steps to complete this process.

Want a GroundCloud QualCert course to come right to you? First, ensure that you can provide/setup the following: a minimum of 3 attendees (maximum 8 attendees), a parking lot (40×20 yards, not FXG station property) for driving range, and a conference room. After that, email ttt@groundcloud.com to inquire about having us come to your city!

This week’s safety tip from Jerry is about school bus safety, since the start of the school year is upon us! You can learn about it here.

Aug 31
GroundCloud Safety is always thinking of ways to help you build a culture of exceptional safety habits and practices within your operation. Take a look at important reminders, such as our next QualCert webinar, safety tips, QualCert course information, and more!

Haven’t enrolled your candidate in Qualification Certification? After you’ve attended our QualCert webinar this afternoon, click here to see our upcoming course schedule. GroundCloud brings professional training to your doorstep by offering several classes across the country each week, and our team only continues to add more. Keep checking our course schedule for a class in your area.

Upcoming GroundCloud Webinars

Qualification Certification Webinar

Join Jerry Veres, GroundCloud’s VP of Safety in one of our QualCert webinars (including a Q&A) to learn more about our Qualification Certification program, which is now live across the nation! Our next webinar is September 21 at 2PM EST. You can sign up here. You can also learn more about the program and how to sign up for a course here.

Post-QualCert Webinar

You’ve completed the 5-Day Qualification Certification training – what’s next? Please encourage your CTs to attend our next webinar! Jerry Veres will be holding a quick presentation this Friday, September 2 at 2PM EST to provide your CTs with a refresher on how to train your drivers following the course, as well as how to input driver data for FedEx. You can sign up to attend this webinar here.

Important Reminder for Certified Trainer Candidates attending a future course: Please remind your QualCert attendees to complete their pre-course online training PRIOR to the first day of the course. Watch this video for the steps to complete this process.

Want a GroundCloud QualCert course to come right to you? First, ensure that you can provide/setup the following: a minimum of 6 attendees (maximum 8 attendees), a parking lot (40×20 yards, not FXG station property) for driving range, and a conference room. After that, email ttt@groundcloud.com to inquire about having us come to your city!

This week’s safety tip from Jerry is about school bus safety, since the start of the school year is upon us! You can learn about it here.

Aug 24
Upcoming GroundCloud Webinars

Qualification Certification Webinar

Join Jerry Veres, GroundCloud’s VP of Safety in one of our QualCert webinars (including a Q&A) to learn more about our Qualification Certification program, which is now live across the nation! Our next webinar is today, August 24 at 2PM EST. You can sign up here. You can also learn more about the program and how to sign up for a course here.

Post-QualCert Webinar

You’ve completed the 5-Day Qualification Certification training – what’s next? Please encourage your CTs to attend our next webinar! Jerry Veres will be holding a quick presentation this Friday, August 26 at 2PM EST to provide your CTs with a refresher on how to train your drivers following the course, as well as how to input driver data for FedEx. You can sign up to attend this webinar here.

Haven’t enrolled your candidate in Qualification Certification? After you’ve attended our QualCert webinar this afternoon, click here to see our upcoming course schedule. GroundCloud brings professional training to your doorstep by offering several classes across the country each week, and our team only continues to add more. Keep checking our course schedule for a class in your area,

Want a GroundCloud QualCert course to come right to you? First, ensure that you can provide/setup the following: a minimum of 6 attendees (maximum 8 attendees), a parking lot (40×20 yards, not FXG station property) for driving range, and a conference room. After that, email ttt@groundcloud.com to inquire about having us come to your city!

This week’s safety tip from Jerry is about school bus safety, since the start of the school year is upon us! You can learn about it here.

Aug 17

Please note that there will be no “Next Steps” webinar this Friday as our team will be at the RC Expo in Las Vegas! If you’re attending, don’t miss Dave’s keynote presentation on Sunday, August 21 at 9AM!

At the Expo, Dave will release a REVOLUTIONARY set of new technologies called “GroundCloud Pro.”

We’re certain this product will significantly improve your bottom line, at a time you need it the most. Following the keynote, stop by our booth (#614) and also our “GroundCloud HQ” suite for live demos of this amazing tech. In current market conditions, your business is at risk! Come see how we’ll deliver powerful help to hurting contractors like never before!

Important Reminder for Certified Trainer Candidates attending a future course: Please remind your QualCert attendees to complete their pre-course online training PRIOR to the first day of the course. Watch this video for the steps to complete this process.

This week’s safety tip from Jerry is about school bus awareness, since the start of the school year is upon us! You can learn about it here.

Aug 11
Have you checked out this week’s Safety Newsletter yet? It hit your inbox yesterday.

There will be a “Next Steps” webinar at 2PM EST tomorrow, Friday August 12, for those who have completed the QualCert training and need some guidance on what to do next. You can sign up to attend this webinar here.

Post-QualCert Webinar

You’ve completed the 5-Day Qualification Certification training – what’s next? Please encourage your CTs to attend our next webinar! Jerry Veres will be holding a quick presentation this Friday, August 12 at 2PM EST to provide your CTs with a refresher on how to train your drivers following the course, as well as how to input driver data for FedEx.

See you there!

Aug 3
Haven’t enrolled your candidate in Qualification Certification? Click here to see our upcoming course schedule. GroundCloud brings professional training to your doorstep by offering several classes across the country each week, and our team only continues to add more. Here’s a map of all the locations where we have offered the QualCert course so far! Keep checking our course schedule for a class in your area.

Minimum Standard for VEDR Triggering Events: This message is for P&D and LH service providers in the U.S./Canada. Here is a table of the actions that will trigger VEDR events. Please make sure you have the correct driver assigned to your devices to ensure that VEDR coaching goes to the correct person.

Important Reminder for Certified Trainer Candidates attending a future course: Please remind your QualCert attendees to complete their pre-course online training PRIOR to the first day of the course. Watch this video for the steps to complete this process.

This week’s safety tip from Jerry is about safety and risk. You can learn about it here.

July 27
We love receiving feedback from our customers. If If you want to share your feedback with us, please email us at feedback@groundcloud.com. Here’s some feedback we received from Bruce Bergman, who completed our TTT training in April.

 

“I wanted to take a moment and let you know what a great job Nick did in our TTT training. I was in the April 4 through 8 class in Sumner, Washington.

Nick was very knowledgeable and made the training not only a great learning experience, but actually interesting and entertaining. The materials are well prepared and Nick, again, did a great job ensuring we were ready to teach in the classroom, on the range, and on the road. Keeping the class interesting and moving along with a bunch of experienced drivers is truly a challenge and Nick was well up to it.”

 

Regards,

Bruce Bergman

 

Haven’t enrolled your candidate in Qualification Certification? Click here to see our upcoming course schedule. GroundCloud is offering 20+ classes across the country each week, and we’re continuing to add more. So, keep checking our course schedule for a class in your area. 

This week’s safety tip from Jerry is about safety and risk. You can learn about it here.

July 20

Our Lead Trainer Carrie Gonzalez received some great feedback from some recent course attendees! Here’s what Carrie had to say about some of her students:

“Just wanted to pass along how happy these guys are about getting trained. I can’t tell you how many LONG-TIME drivers (20+ years of FedEx experience) are saying ‘Wow, this is really helpful! I’m glad someone wrote this curriculum!’ after the class.

On the far left in this pic is Juanito Valenzuelo. He’s had 20+ years at FedEx as a driver/AO, and his reaction at the end of class was probably my favorite of all time. Right after we took this picture, he yelled ‘Let’s go! I’m a professional now!’ Made my day.

Important Reminder for Certified Trainer Candidates attending a future course: Please remind your QualCert attendees to complete their pre-course online training PRIOR to the first day of the course. Watch this video for the steps to complete this process.

Want a GroundCloud QualCert course to come right to you? First, ensure that you can provide/setup the following: a minimum of 6 attendees (maximum 8 attendees), a parking lot (40×20 yards, not FXG station property) for driving range, and a conference room. After that, email ttt@groundcloud.com to inquire about having us come to your city!

This week’s safety tip from Jerry is about requirements for lamps other than head lamps (PART 4). You can learn about it here.

July 13
Here’s what Anthony Centrella from KT Glow Inc. had to say about our 5-day Train-the-Trainer course.

“I just completed the 5-day train-the-trainer course with GroundCloud. Going into this class I thought it’d be a drag, boring, lecturing safety class of stuff I already knew. But after spending these 5 days with Evan, a GroundCloud trainer, I feel 100% comfortable saying that without this class, the safety message I would’ve tried to teach would’ve been lacking in every single area. Because of him, I feel confident in teaching, speaking and, most of all, moving forward as a reliable, efficient, and completely certified trainer to set a new standard of safety at my company.”

 

Thank you for sharing your feedback, Anthony, and kudos to our Lead Trainer Evan for the amazing review!

Haven’t enrolled your candidate in Qualification Certification? Click here to see our upcoming course schedule. GroundCloud is offering 20+ classes across the country each week, and we’re continuing to add more. So, keep checking our course schedule for a class in your area.

This week’s safety tip from Jerry is about requirements for lamps other than head lamps. You can learn about it here.

July 6
GroundCloud Safety is always thinking of ways to help you build a culture of exceptional safety habits and practices within your operation. Take a look at upcoming webinar dates, safety tips, QualCert course information, and more! You may even be featured as GroundCloud’s Safety Star of the Month in the future!

Here’s what we have on deck this week at GroundCloud Safety. If you’d like more information on any given topic, be sure to click the corresponding links to learn more!

Join Jerry Veres, GroundCloud’s VP of Safety in one of our QualCert webinars (including a Q&A) to learn more about our Qualification Certification program, which is now live across the nation! Our next webinar is July 20 at 2PM EST. You can sign up here. You can also learn more about the program and how to sign up for a course here.

You’ve completed the 5-Day Qualification Certification Training – what’s next? Please encourage your CTs to attend! Jerry Veres will be holding a quick presentation this Friday, July 8 at 2PM EST to provide your CTs with a refresher on how to train your drivers following the course, as well as how to input driver data for FedEx. You can sign up to attend this webinar here. 

Want a GroundCloud QualCert course to come right to you? First, ensure that you can provide/setup the following: a minimum of 6 attendees (maximum 8 attendees), a parking lot (40×20 yards, not FXG station property) for driving range, and a conference room. After that, email ttt@groundcloud.com to inquire about having us come to your city!

This week’s safety tip from Jerry is about requirements for lamps other than head lamps. You can learn about it here.