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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.


March 23, 2016 - Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration late last year released new regulations mandating electronic logging devices (ELDs) within two years for almost all commercial motor vehicle drivers. In this webcast, we will take an in-depth look at the new mandate and whether your fleet is prepared to meet the new compliance requirements. Specifically, we will be drilling down into the mandate itself (who will be required to use ELDs), the technical specifications for the next-generation devices, and the required administrative steps that will be necessary to comply with the rule.

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March 24, 2016 - Hours of Service

The federal hours-of-service changes that went into effect in 2013 reduced the number of hours per week that drivers have available for driving. Although, FMCSA was ordered to stop enforcing the restart restriction, the requirement remains in the rules and could return. In this webcast we will review how fleets are coping with this regulatory uncertainty by examining the limits, logging requirements, and the most commonly used (and misused!) exceptions. We will also show how the use of electronic logging devices can alleviate some of the most common challenges carriers face in the area of hours-of-service.

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May 18, 2016 - The New Coercion Rule and Whistleblower Protection

FMCSA, late last year, published rules prohibiting motor carriers, shippers, receivers, or transportation intermediaries from coercing drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles in violation of certain safety regulations such as drivers’ hours-of-service; the commercial driver’s license; and the drug and alcohol testing. In this webcast, we will discuss the impact of this new rule, specifically looking at the definition of “coercion,” how it ties into the topic of “harassing” drivers, who is covered by the rule, and the process for dealing with coercion complaints.

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May 19, 2016 - Mitigating Accident Liability

FMCSA, late last year, published rules prohibiting motor carriers, shippers, receivers, or transportation intermediaries from coercing drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles in violation of certain safety regulations such as drivers’ hours-of-service; the commercial driver’s license; and the drug and alcohol testing. In this webcast, we will discuss the impact of this new rule, specifically looking at the definition of “coercion,” how it ties into the topic of “harassing” drivers, who is covered by the rule, and the process for dealing with coercion complaints.

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July 20, 2016 - Drug and Alcohol Testing (Hair Follicle Testing)

Among the most frequently cited violations found during DOT compliance reviews are violations of the drug and alcohol testing regulations. Pre-employment, random, and post-accident testing are always near the top of the list. 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. In this webcast, we will examine what the regulations require and how fleets are coping with the rules and even going the extra mile – by incorporating hair follicle testing into their compliance protocols.

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July 21, 2016 - The Aging Driver Workforce and Worker's Compensation

With the average age of the driver population now exceeding 50 in many fleets, safety officials are witnessing an acceleration of healthcare and worker's compensation costs. How do leading fleets protect their investment in the driver? This webcast will examine the effectiveness of driver training, education and the incorporation of effective health and wellness programs.

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October 12, 2016 - Ensuring Driver Quality Through Effective Screening Protocol

With the driver shortage leading to more expansive recruiting efforts and the temptation to lower hiring standards (potentially leading to hiring more problems), it is more important than ever that carriers review their hiring process. In this webcast we will look at the requirements involved in screening and qualifying a new driver, methods to do it quickly and effectively, and strategies that can be used to keep you from “hiring your next problem.”

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October 13, 2016 - Developing Effective Driver Onboarding Practices

Once a candidate clears the application process and begins the transition to the workplace, the first step is orientation — a process designed to teach expectations, rules and procedures to new employees in a positive and consistent manner. In this webcast we will discuss how to build an effective orientation program, including the necessary policies, protocols and procedures.

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