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Houston Texas 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
4-Day DOT COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION CONFERENCES
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.
Houston is the headquarters for oil exploration and a boom town, and it is no surprise we often get a good turnout there for DOT Compliance training. Of all the places we have visited in the US, since we started our business in 2007, Houston has been our biggest market area. We enjoy the opportunity to assist people in the construction industry as well as oilfield services when we are in Houston, whether they have problems understanding how the oilfield exemptions apply to them, or the general nature of FMCSA safety regulations regarding hours of service, driver qualification, drug & alcohol testing, maintenance and other areas.
We have had the chance to help people who grow flowers, delivery fuel oil, manufacture concrete masonry units, mine for specialized aggregates, and delivery specialized equipment as far away as Louisiana and Montana. Not to mention my personal favorite, cattle production.We generally find ourselves here at least 3 – 4 times per year, to provide DOT training workshops, to perform “Mock audits”, and to delivery customized driver training, sometimes right in Houston and sometimes as far away as Longview, Kingsville, Yoakum or wherever we are needed. We enjoy the chance to help people, regardless of industry, to develop safety management controls to ensure compliance with the FMCSRs.