The I-95 Corridor Coalition worked with the Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia Regional Transportation Authority to develop and implement the Towing and Recovery Incentive Program (TRIP) in 2008 to pay heavy- duty recovery companies a monetary bonus for clearing commercial vehicle wrecks within 90 minutes. TRIP facilitates quick and safe clearance of commercial vehicle crashes by improving towing procedures, and improves traffic incident management in the region while building a mutually beneficial relationship within the towing community to meet quick clearance goals. Only highly skilled companies with trained operators and specialized equipment may participate in TRIP.
The Coalition has been a partner in this Program since 2007, which included the development, issuance, and award of a competitive Request for Proposal . Fellow Coalition Members States benefit from the information derived during this RFP process , including developing the certification process, determining the criteria and training course requirements, and selecting qualified trainers. These training courses can be hosted in any Coalition State to provide training to TRIP operators and supervisors.
Business owners, company managers, trainers, health and safety reps and career-oriented operators are all a perfect fit for the Level 2/3 Foundations course.
Newer operators get a big jump on the learning curve. More seasoned operators receive validation for what they’re already doing correctly and can explore more complex scenarios.
All graduates return to work ready to share what they’ve learned with their team.
This course isn’t recommended for those with limited field experience, such as dispatchers, sales staff or brand new operators.
There are no pre-requisites for attending, other than a state- or provincially-issued driver’s license.
“Great way to sharpen your skills and learn new ways to accomplish big or small jobs. Great instructors who are always there for questions days, weeks and even years after certifying.”
– Jason Brown, St Johns Auto Body
Duration: 2 days
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
Price: $519.75 USD
Learn how to:
» Stay safe on scene
» Prevent property damage claims
» Calculate your towing capacity
» Apply towing standards
» Use proper terminology
» Perform basic winching (including the Cruse Loop
» Apply your new knowledge of resistance to real-life problems
» Earn customer confidence
All attendees receive a Level 2/3: Fundamentals training package with workbook.
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