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Chicago area 4 day DOT Compliance Seminar Presented by DOT Compliance Help Inc
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Intro, Who We Are, Who You Are, DOT Agencies, TLAs, MCS-150, CSA BASICs, Utilizing SMS, Why good scores are important, FMCSA in the news, Important Resources, How to use these resources to start up your safety program, The DOT calls you and Compliance Review Prep, more resources, and the BASICs’ names and violations review
Steps to Compliance (train drivers, train management, review paperwork), check your SMS scores for violations, required paperwork, & how to help drivers drive a safe load
Supervisor Drug & Alcohol Training
Drugs and Controlled Substances Abuse & Symptoms, Alcohol Misuse and Symptoms, Types of Testing, Proper Notification, Paperwork, Refusal to Test, TPAs, Collection Site Security & Direct Observation, Case Studies
Roadside Inspection Survival
What Officers are Watching Out For, How to Train your drivers to successfully navigate an inspection, What prep work can save your scores, DataQ’s – In case something goes wrong, What the most common violations are and how to avoid them
Driver Application (page by page), Common violations & how to avoid them, How to use the hiring process to find safe drivers, Compliant Drivers help Lower Scores, Lower Fines, and Fewer Accidents
Hours of Service \ Fatigued Driving
Definition, Who is Your Adversary? (Could it be you?), Falsification and Scheduling, Driver Fatigue is the real safety issue, 75% of Driver OOS Violations are Hours of Service related, Paperwork – reflective and truthful, New Hours of Service Rules, Exemptions, Local Driving, 7-Day Sheet, Form and Manner, Fines, and EOBRs
Definition, The DQ Process and Unsafe Driving, Insurance & MVRs, State & Local Laws, Accident versus Crash terminology, Complete cost of an crash, Combat distracted driving with defensive driving, 5 Golden Keys, Safety Program & Training Methods, Eligibility Criteria, High-Tech Tools (& Not-So High-Tech Tools)
CMV Maintenance Management
Why we separate Load Securement, Core Documents & Regulations, understanding the relationship between DVIRs & Maintenance, & how to stay on top of the schedule
Few Regulations But Big Expectations, What your insurance company considers risky, What is a DOT Recordable Crash?, train the drivers, MGT, & Dispatchers, Do’s & Don’ts of Taking Pictures, Accident Reporting, Accident Register, Investigation, Organizing Countermeasures
Policies and Plans
Hiring & Retention Criteria, Policy and Procedure Writing, Distracted Driving\ Cell Phone Policies, Safety Management Plans & Procedures, Security Plans
Critical & Acute Violations
Discussion of the Critical and Acute Violations, Last Minute Audit Prep, What You Can Still Fix, Who knows what, Set up a quiet place, What to say and what NOT to say
Train the Trainer
Mandatory Entry Level Driver Training (Hours of Service, Driver Qualification, Whistleblower Protection, Load Securement, Wellness, Roadside Inspection Survival, Driver Drug & Alcohol Training, North American Fatigue Management Program)
Enhancing Public Safety
Anti-Terrorism, Anti-Hijacking, The New Global Harmonization System, Training Drivers to be aware of their surroundings
Who should attend: (but not limited to)
If you are new to the transportation industry. If you have taken a new position at your company that requires you to understand DOT Compliance and Fleet Safety. If you are in a compliance support position with a need to know. If you just need a refresher. Supervisors of Drivers, Lead Drivers, Drivers, Shipping Managers, Traffic Managers, Fleet Managers, Logistics Managers, Compliance Manager, Transportation Managers, Safety Directors, Safety Managers, Safety Engineering Managers, Vice President/General Managers, Presidents/Owners , Administrators, Human Resource Managers, and anyone else involved in the support/operations of motor vehicles.
We make our home in the Chicago area and in some ways it seems as if this is the center of the logistics industry in the US. We enjoy working with people from many different industries including construction, (buildings and roads), importing and exporting, manufacturing, aviation, military contractors, and some trucking companies to name a few. Several times each year we have DOT Compliance training events, usually in Elgin, which is conveniently located for Chicago residents as well as those who travel in from Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa and other neighboring states. We often travel as far as Kankakee, Ft Wayne, Joliet and Milwaukee to help motor carriers set up their safety management controls, conducting “mock audits”, interventions, and customized driver training events.
Meet Our Founder
Mike England, President
DOT Compliance Help, Inc.
Mike England has spent more than twenty-five years in the transportation industry, first in a management role with a small transportation company, then progressing through numerous safety and general management roles with both large and small DOT-regulated entities including trucking companies and private fleets.
He is a graduate of the US Army Safety Management School in Ft. Rucker, Alabama as well as the US Department of Transportation’s FMCSA Safety Auditor Course. He spent 2005 and 2006 performing audits for the US Department of Transportation and decided in 2007 to form the private consulting firm DOT Compliance Help, Inc.
His memberships include the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the North American Transportation Management Institute, and the Illinois Trucking Association.
4-Day DOT COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION CONFERENCES
Mike, good job! learned lots but still have lots more to learn. Its was good to also visit with you. Thanks for your service to this great nation or ours! Mike take care. Jim
Great place to start if your just starting to get into the transportation industry, Mike is very knowledgeable and helpful.
Hey, Omar! Thank you for the review. We enjoyed having you in class!