SMC, a leading transportation technology solution provider and industry educator, has announced the 2022 schedule for its less-than-truckload (LTL) hybrid online learning program. The five industry-recognized courses combine self-paced learning with live access to industry experts covering important supply chain topics. The courses provide shippers, 3PLs, carriers, freight forwarders and future supply chain leaders direct access to the knowledge they need and a convenient way to gain essential skills.

The hybrid program curriculum combines on-demand online courses, classroom-style lectures and exclusive weekly live seminar sessions with transportation industry thought leaders for in-depth knowledge sharing. Classes can be purchased individually or as a bundle.

Courses offered in the 2022 schedule include:

LTL201: The Fundamentals of LTL (February 17 - March 10) provides an overview on the basics of the LTL market, how carriers make money, final mile delivery and more topics shaping today's trucking industry.

LTL202: LTL Operations from Dock to Stock (April 7 - April 28) focuses on the flow of freight from warehouse to rack and everything in between.

LTL203: LTL Carrier Pricing and Costing (July 14 - August 4) will highlight pricing fundamentals and calculations, classification, packaging and how to get the best rate for LTL freight.

LTL204: U.S. LTL Transportation Laws and Regulations (September 8 - September 29) covers the rules that impact LTL freight and how to minimize legal risks.

LTL205: LTL Business Analytics (October 27 - November 17) is a capstone course designed to guide students from theory to real-world LTL applications with the analytics, data and relationship-building that drive the business of LTL.

"The transportation industry is changing every single day," said Brian Thompson, chief commercial officer at SMC . "Between new challenges created by the pandemic and the long-standing issues it helped uncover, newcomers and seasoned professionals alike benefit from sharing knowledge, participating in live discussions and learning from industry-leading minds. Our hybrid learning approach helps students conveniently gain valuable insights to help secure the future of freight and move our industry forward."

SMC currently offers the industry's only path to LTL certification (CLTL), which is essential to career growth, gaining a competitive advantage and elevating expertise across the supply chain. In addition to once a week 60 minute live sessions, the hybrid courses also have an on-demand learning competent for flexible, convenient learning.