Transportation Webcasts from J. J. Keller and National Private Truck Council
J. J. Keller and the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) are again teaming up to bring you a series of informative webcasts in 2013. We have several hot topics on the agenda ranging from regulatory compliance to risk management and people management.
As we have done in the past, downloads of each webcast will be available to view on this website after each has taken place; however, if you have questions on the topic, the best way to get immediate answers is to participate in the webcast!
Webcast downloads from previous years are also available. View webcast archive.
March 6, 2013 - Distracted Driving
Distracted driving has become a major safety and regulatory issue. Many studies are now indicating that in-cab distractions account for an ever-increasing number of crashes. Attend this webcast to learn strategies for keeping your drivers more focused on the road!
Participants will learn about:
- Existing (and any pending) regulations on the use of electronic in-cab devices that lead to distraction (televisions, hand-held cell phones, texting),
- How to develop and implement policies and procedures to reduce the incidences of distracted driving, and
- How to educate drivers on the risks associated with distracted driving.
May 8, 2013 - Effective Driver Vehicle Inspections
Poor results on roadside inspections are your invitation to a DOT intervention. But it's not just about what the DOT finds. From a risk management perspective, making sure your inspection, repair and maintenance processes and records are in order is your best defense to prevent accidents and mitigate exposure when they do happen. Check out this webcast to find out how to move from "pencil whipped" DVIRs, to capturing real, actionable data.
This webcast will help you:
- Understand the link between safety and maintenance through a better understanding of the federal vehicle inspection standard;
- Learn how to establish effective policies, procedures and drive and maintenance training; and
- See what one fleet has done to "raise the bar."
July 10, 2013 - DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing
Among the most frequently cited violations found during DOT compliance reviews are violations of the drug and alcohol testing regulations. A study by the Insurance Institute for Traffic Safety of interstate tractor-trailer drivers found that 15% of all drivers had marijuana, 12% had non-prescription stimulants, 5% had prescription stimulants, 2% had cocaine, and fewer than 1% had alcohol in their systems. Find out what you can do to get in compliance and help ensure our roadways are safe. With thousands of dollars in fines, public safety, and CSA scores at risk, motor carriers need to understand their role in preventing the use of drugs and abuse of alcohol by commercial drivers.
Participants will learn:
- The top 10 FMCSA D&A violations;
- How to establish a compliant drug and alcohol testing program, with special emphasis on the rules for pre-employment, random, and post-accident testing, as well as the latest happenings in this complex area of regulation; and
- How to raise the bar through more stringent testing protocols, hair follicle testing and more!
October 2, 2013 - Physical Qualification of Drivers: DOT Physicals, CDLs and Med Cards, Functional Capacity Testing
Statistics from the National Institute of Health paint a grim story: 54 percent of male truck drivers smoke cigarettes, 92 percent don't exercise regularly, 50 percent are overweight and 66 percent are unaware they have high blood pressure. Driver wellness programs are a great way to improve the health of your team, but there are steps you can take to ensure that new hires are appropriately medically qualified before they join your team.
Participants will learn about:
- Existing (and any pending) regulations related to DOT Physicals and the CDL/Med Card merger,
- How to raise the bar through more rigorous screening and by conducting functional capacity testing, and
- How to bring it all together into a comprehensive driver health and wellness program.