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DOT Overview

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

Load Securement (omitted during 1-Day Locations)

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

Roadside Inspection Survival (added during 1-Day Locations; included on Day 2 of longer locations)

What Officers are Watching Out For, How to Train your drivers to successfully navigate an inspection, The Big Roadside  BASICs: Hours of Service, Driver Qualfication, Maintenance Management, Unsafe Driving; 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

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

Q&A

Roadside Inspection Survival
What Officers are Watching Out For, How to Train your drivers to successfully navigate an inspection, The Big Roadside  BASICs: Hours of Service, Driver Qualfication, Maintenance Management, Unsafe Driving; 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 Qualification
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

Q&A

Unsafe Driving 
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

Accident Prevention\Countermeasures
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

Q&A

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

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Meet Your Presenter

President & Senior Safety Consultant

Mike England

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.