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NPTC WebcastsTransportation 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 2015. 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.


May 20, 2015 - The DVIR Rules and Maintenance Policies and Practices

With the changes to the DVIR regulation, have you changed your policies or updated them? Are you allowing your drivers to only submit a DVIR when there is a defect? Or are you still requiring the driver to submit an inspection report every workday? In this webcast we will look at the best practices related to driver inspections and driver inspection documentation, and provide you with ideas on how you should be answering the above questions and why you arrived at the answers you have!

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May 21, 2015 - Hours of Service and ELDs

In this webcast we will review the limits, logging requirements, and the most commonly used (and misused!) exceptions. We will then show how the use of an ELD system can alleviate some of the most common challenges carriers face in the area of hours-of-service. Finally, we will discuss the upcoming final rule mandating the use of ELDs and what it means to carriers that already have an electronic logging system in place, as well as what it will mean to carriers that do not.

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July 15, 2015 - Electronics in the cab, what’s good and what’s bad: Active Safety Technologies

Are you confused by all of the separate and seemingly overlapping safety systems that manufacturers and aftermarket companies are offering? Have you thought about installing one (or more) to try to improve the safety of your fleet? In this webcast we will discuss the “alphabet soup” of available onboard safety systems. We will be looking at the pros and cons of the use of systems such as CWS, LDWS, ELDs, TPMS, and ACC. In the course of the discussion, we will also be looking at other systems that can create driver distraction, if not installed or operated properly.

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July 16, 2015 - Predictive Analytics and Driving Behaviors

A driver that has developed a bad behavior pattern is driving on borrowed time. Sooner or later, the behavior will come back to haunt the driver, and you. In this webcast we will be looking at how to use available data to determine which of your drivers are potentially unsafe and how to stop the behavior that is making them unsafe. During the webcast we will be looking at driver performance tracking systems that are available on a fleet’s existing equipment and in the existing data that is available, as well as developing and deploying additional in-depth systems.

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October 14, 2015 - CSA Update

CSA, while it has been around for a while now, is still an important issue to carriers. Its primary purpose is to locate under-performing carriers for “intervention” (a warning or an investigation). The vast majority of carriers investigated each year are selected based on their CSA scores alone. In this webcast we will be highlighting the past, recent, and upcoming changes to the CSA program, as well as the increased use of the focused off-site investigations and the cooperative safety plan intervention options, the status of the crash preventability study, and the Safety Fitness Determination proposal. We will also look at strategies carriers can use to hopefully prevent being selected for an intervention.

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October 15, 2015 - Successful DataQs Strategies

DataQs is the system the FMCSA provides to carriers and drivers to challenge data that is in the FMCSA’s data systems that is incorrect. Failing to use the system can be impacting your scores in CSA, as well as giving officers on the road and investigators at the FMCSA the wrong impression of your company. In this webcast we will discuss how to spot something that should be in your data or that is incorrect, how the DataQs process works, the tactics that should be used to be successful when filing a DataQs challenge, and provide a detailed explanation of the “adjudicated citation policy.”

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