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The SCTA hosts multiple training and continuing education programs throughout the year through the Trucking Institute.


Want to become certified?

The courses below are applicable toward NATMI’s nationally recognized, university accredited certification programs.  Taking the courses is the first step toward earning a credential that will help you become a more competent professional, earn industry recognition and credibility in court testimony.   If you have the job experience, you can pay one lump sum that covers all fees for certification, and complete the process within a 60-day time frame – or less.

How to Become Certified

- Certified Director of Safety (CDS): 5 Years (or 4 years if you have a college degree) in fleet safety management

- Certified Safety Supervisor (CSS): 2 Years in fleet safety profession

Dates & Time

Choose from the following dates:

Classroom work from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday with the final exam (for those who are taking it) on Friday. Lunch and housing at the expense of the attendee/sponsoring company.

South Carolina Trucking Association
2425 Devine Street, Columbia


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This train-the-trainer course is for professionals responsible for the development and implementation of professional driver training programs. Students learn teaching skills and their practical application. In addition, students will have the opportunity to present their own lesson plans with critique following. The following topics are covered:

The Instructional Process

Phases of the teaching-learning process.

  • Principles of Learning - Effective training based upon motivation, participation, knowledge of results and reinforcement.
  • How to Prepare Performance Objectives - Determining desired results for specific learning experiences.
  • Teaching Assignments & Instructor Demonstration - Teaching topics for class presentation; instructor demonstration of a teaching topic.
  • Evaluation of Training Effectiveness - How to analyze performance.
  • Lesson Plans - Components; development; importance.
  • Instructional Techniques - Selecting and using instructional techniques and aids.
  • The Role of the Trainer - Tools for efficient administration.
  • Practice Teaching - Presenting your own lesson & critique.
  • Organization of an Effective Training Program - Developing the company-training program; how to evaluate results.

Job Experience Required: 2 years in driver training



Courses Held on May 4-5, 2020
Exam held on May 6, 2020


South Carolina Trucking Association
2425 Devine Street, Columbia, SC, 29205


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Course Benefits:

1.       Interpret information from a thorough investigation;

2.       Establish policies and procedures protecting the company from liability, personnel and public relations issues;

3.       Improve communications skills used for interviewing;

4.       Recognize the causes of accidents and develop effective training to address those issues;

5.       Learn to recognize important information and record it;

6.       Evaluate damage to vehicles and objects involved in crashes;

7.       Accurately review reports from law enforcement and insurance agencies for liability issues;

8.       Learn how to take usable photographs of accident sites;

9.       Learn to determine speed from on- and off-road tire marks;

10.    Gain the technical ability and confidence to investigate accidents through education and experience.


Course Description

Control costs through a complete and thorough vehicle accident investigation.  Develop skills in loss prevention, data collection and analysis.  This course covers:

  • Accident Management - Setting policy and procedures to be followed within the organization; driver conduct and actions at the scene; and the supervisor's role.
  • Cause and Chain of Events of Accidents - When and where did the accident begin; the multiple causes of accidents and driving tactics.
  • The Role of Photography in Documentation - Procedures for gathering useful photographs.
  • Roadway Evidence – Skid marks, metal scars, and damage to objects along the path of the vehicles and how they assist in determination of speeds and directions.
  • Vehicle Damage - Contact, induced and other damage present and how to determine what may have caused each.
  • Determining Speeds - How to determine the speed of vehicle from tire marks, critical speeds of curves, combined speeds, skip and gap skids, drag factors of roadways and other surfaces, and test skid procedures.
  • Recording Information - Gathering measurements and creating field sketches, which will be used as part of the investigative process.


September 29 - 30


South Carolina Trucking Association
2425 Devine Street, Columbia, SC, 29205

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