May 28th, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas — Alchemy Systems, the global leader in safety solutions for the food industry, has partnered with Instructional Technologies, Inc. (ITI) to improve fleet safety, fuel efficiency, and Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores for food industry warehousing and transportation operators.
Alchemy customers, which include 50 of the top 100 food companies, can use the award-winning Alchemy training platform to train their drivers, warehouse staff, and mechanics on PRO-TREAD courses. With the addition of PRO-TREAD, Alchemy customers now have a single training program for safety and operations across the entire supply chain.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Large Truck Crash Causation Study, 87 percent of transportation crashes are due to driver performance. The Alchemy-ITI partnership enables food companies to improve driver safety, which lowers insurance rates and reduces lawsuits. The courses also cover cargo handling and driving techniques to improve fuel efficiency and reduce maintenance.
“Alchemy is committed to helping food companies protect people, profits, and brands by engaging with frontline workers from all aspects of the business, whether its food safety, workplace safety or operations,” said Alchemy CEO Jeff Eastman. “We are pleased to partner with ITI’s industry-leading PRO-TREAD training to help keep our client’s transportation workers and food chain safe and efficient.”
“Together, we can help food companies better train the transportation and logistics employees who get our nation’s food from farm to market.”
Alchemy’s training, coaching, and communications programs help food companies engage with their frontline workers to ensure the safety and quality of the food supply. Every month, Alchemy helps impact the performance of 2 million frontline workers at over 10,000 locations.
The partnership enables Alchemy clients to purchase access to PRO-TREAD courses and track course completions in Alchemy’s learning platform. It also:
- Makes it easy for on-the-go drivers to take the course on a notebook computer or Microsoft Surface PRO 2 or Surface PRO 3 tablet
- Reduces expensive travel for in-person training
- Provides on-demand training history for each driver for 24×7 audit readiness
- Creates and tracks learning plans for individuals or groups
“We are excited to offer our PRO-TREAD online courses through the Alchemy platform,” said Dr. James Voorhees, founder and CEO of ITI. “Alchemy and ITI both understand how frontline workers learn and what motivates them to follow safe operating procedures. Together, we can help food companies better train the transportation and logistics employees who get our nation’s food from farm to market.”