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About TDG: Our Advantage
Real-world Logistics Experience
Our focus is on delivering quality, customized training when and where you need it. We routinely travel and give webinars in North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Middle East.
As the owner of the company for the past 20 years, I'd say that the most common advantage I hear from our customers has to do with our practical experience. TDG's staff are not just regulatory compliance experts but are experienced logisticians.
Before starting TDG in 1992 I spent 16 years in logistics management as a station manager, director of operations, sales manager and regional manager for some of the country's largest cargo airlines, forwarders and 3PL companies. Terry Poland, TDG's principal instructor and consultant, is an Air Force Veteran who started as a loadmaster on large military aircraft transporting millions of tons of cargo (hazardous and otherwise) around the world. Terry has over three decades of civilian logistics experience as a Cargo Manager and Director of Cargo for passenger and cargo airlines in Hawaii as well as Regional Management Experience for one of the country's largest freight forwarder.
My background, and that of my instructors, is not just in Dangerous Goods. We think -- as our customers do -- that this is a benefit in delivering a more well-rounded training program to our customers. It's not just about the depth of experience of the instructor, but the breadth of experience as well.
It's one thing to follow the regulations to the letter, it's another to be able to do so in the most efficient, economical and practicable manner possible.
Rapid Custom Software Development - No Development Costs to Client!
Not only do we have over 100 standard training programs for Air, Ground and Ocean Dangerous Goods shipping, but we have the ability to rapidly develop custom training software specifically for your company.
If you have 75 or more employees to train, we can provide you a quote for developing a customized training program based on YOUR products and how you ship them. We can include copies of your own procedures and even embed your own manuals and forms into the web-based program. Development typically takes 6 to 8 weeks and there is no development fee. We charge you for a certain minimum number of students up front, and throughout the year as you enroll students, there is no additional charge. You simply put a deposit down to start development and once complete pay us the balance of the the advance registrations.
Examples of how we have done this for clients:
When is a Custom Online Training Program most Appropriate?
When you are distributing a limited number of hazard classes and UN numbers. A half dozen or so different UN numbers is a good example of when this works best, especially if you are using multiple modes of transport.
The normal training time for full IATA Air, IMDG Ocean or DOT Ground training is 2 to 3 days per mode of transport, with a full multi-modal acceptance course taking about a week.
So, being able to create a product that focuses just on your products, the way you ship them that takes 4 hours or less is a huge advantage if you have a lot of employees who need to be trained. Again, there are no development fees, just a deposit and advance payment for a certain number of registrations over a year's time. Call us at 1-800-949-4834 for more details!
Feel free to e-mail me with any question.
Jim Powell, President and Founder