October 1, 2007, Houston, TX - AdvanceOnline Solutions, Inc. announces a partnership agreement with the Michigan Trucking Association (MTA) to provide web-based curriculum approved by the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to MTA members.
The Motor Carrier Safety courses are developed in conjunction with the U. S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. AdvanceOnline was selected from among the best On-line training providers in the industry to be the sole on-line provider of these DOT/TSI courses. Because of this exclusive agreement with the DOT/TSI, AdvanceOnline Solutions is now able to offer the MTA a wide range of DOT / TSI Motor Carrier Safety Compliance web-based courses along with highly regarded Hazardous Materials (HM) courses that have been developed exclusively by AdvanceOnline. The MTA will now have access to these courses at a discounted rate. The series of web-based courses are targeted to management as well as drivers to provide a cost-effective and convenient way of training.
"The Michigan Trucking Association is pleased to partner with AdvanceOnline to provide our members with discounted online training. We hope that our members take advantage of the MTA Online Institute and the exclusive Department of Transportation - Transportation Safety Institute course curriculum that it offers. We look forward to a prosperous partnership with AdvanceOnline and safer roads for the state of Michigan," said Walter G. Heinritzi, Michigan Trucking Association, Executive Director.
"AdvanceOnline recognizes the leadership and value MTA provides to its members and the transportation industry, and we are excited to work with the MTA to provide cutting edge online safety and compliance training in Michigan. AdvanceOnline's partnership with MTA makes critical DOT/TSI and HAZMAT compliance training easily accessible to the Michigan trucking industry. At AdvanceOnline, our commitment to public safety and desire to provide the most up-to-date and highest standard of online training is what we proudly offer to our partners," said Kent Urdahl, AdvanceOnline Solutions, President and COO.
The Web-based training, delivered by AdvanceOnline's state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS) features a user-friendly interface, automated recordkeeping, online report generation, and the ability to assign training roles for association members' companies that enroll with AdvanceOnline Solutions, Inc.
DOT Transportation Safety Institute
AdvanceOnline Solutions is a leading provider of Web-based DOT, OSHA, and health and safety, and human resource compliance training. An innovator in online training, AdvanceOnline is the first company to offer a Web-based OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety course accepted by OSHA for issuing course completion cards and the only online training company to offer DOT-TSI certificate courses addressing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
As a statewide, full-service trade association, the Michigan Trucking Association (MTA) has promoted the interests of Michigan motor carriers since 1934. MTA represents hundreds of transportation companies and serves as the voice of the trucking industry in its state. MTA's mission is to serve the interests of the trucking industry; enhance the industry's image, efficiency, productivity and competitiveness; promote highway safety; provide educational programs; and work for a healthy business environment.