LIVE ONLINE Sept. 21-23, 2021 | ON-DEMAND Sept. 24, 2021

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Mark Gardner

Mark Gardner

Founder and CEO | AvatarFleet

Mark G. Gardner is dedicated to making the world a safer place by helping people have fewer accidents and injuries. He is the founder and CEO of AvatarFleet, creators of the non-CDL online defensive driving program The Fleet Safety Course.

He is also the founder of:

  • Avatar Management Services, Inc.
  • The School Bus Safety Company
  • Avesta Systems, LLC
  • TAPTCO, Inc.

These independent companies provide employee recruitment selection and hiring protocols, education and training curricula and performance support systems for their respective niche markets. Under Gardner’s direction, the Avatar companies have produced thousands of management tools used by dozens of Fortune 500 firms to improve the work performance of more than one million people. Gardner is a prolific writer, instructional designer and human performance expert. He is an engaging and entertaining public speaker and has a passion for sharing his insights with forward-thinking professionals. Prior to forming the Avatar companies, Gardner had a distinguished career in corporate America, holding executive positions with Progressive Insurance and Ryder/P*I*E Nationwide.

Upcoming and recent sessions

Non-CDL Drivers: Tech and Techniques to Increase Safety

September 21, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (ET) || -

Fleets and drivers without commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) rarely receive the same level of sophisticated training and collision-avoidance technologies that are routinely provided to professional bus and truck drivers — even though driving is almost always the most dangerous part of non-CDL drivers’ jobs. More Info

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