Events

Sep 15
Oct 02
12:00AM
12:00AM

Recordkeeping & Audits: Dotting all the i's for the DOT

Webcasts
Are your records in order for an audit? Are you prepared? Join us for an in-depth discussion of the in’s and out’s of DOT recordkeeping and what you need to have in place before the auditors come knocking. If you want to pass an audit from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) you need to have a thorough recordkeeping program. This webcast will cover: Driver Qualification Files Drug & Alcohol Files CDL D&A Clearinghouse Rule Medical Cards & MVRs Logs & E-logs Accident records Maintenance records IFTA and IRP requirements Training recordkeeping You will learn which records you need to keep and where, how, and how long they should be kept to ensure compliance. This webcast will include a live question and answer session!
Sep 16
Sep 30
12:00AM
12:00AM

Virtual Event! DOT Town Hall - Hot Regulatory Topics in the Transportation Industry

Webcasts - Virtual Event!
In this new DOT Town Hall Virtual Event, we’ll be addressing some of the industry’s hottest regulatory topics including the recent hours of service changes, the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and the looming deadline to complete limited queries, the challenges of onboarding and training drivers during the COVID emergency, as well as the soon to be ending COVID-19 related exemptions. Within these topics we’ll delve into the impact on carriers, offer guidance on what they can do to stay in compliance, and also address attendee questions along the way!
Sep 17
Oct 02
12:00AM
12:00AM

DQ File Self-Audit Tips: Would your files pass a DOT review?

Webcasts
If the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) auditors come knocking, they’ll pay particular attention to your driver qualification (DQ) files. If you haven’t dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s in your records, you could face harsh penalties, not to mention increased liability in the event of an accident. During this webcast you'll learn: the components of a compliant DQ file the standards for record retention how the DQ audit process works the top DQ violations found during audits — and how to avoid them! We will also include a live Q&A session — bring your questions!
Sep 22
Oct 09
12:00AM
12:00AM

The Transportation Industry’s Top Challenges: How you can address and overcome

Webcasts - On-Demand
Each year, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) surveys stakeholders to determine the top industry issues. The following areas emerged among the top 10 : Driver shortage Hours-of-service and ELDs Driver pay, detention, and retention Compliance Safety, Accountability (CSA), and The economy As you look to the future, and your own unique operational challenges, this webcast will help you plan so you can turn challenges into opportunities.
Sep 23
Oct 09
12:00AM
12:00AM

The New Hours-of-Service Rules: More Flexibility, More Responsibility

Webcasts - Available On-demand
Long-awaited changes to the federal hours-of-service rules have arrived. Before the summer is out, your drivers will have more flexibility in planning their breaks, making their deliveries, recording their time, and dealing with bad weather and traffic. New rules also mean new responsibilities — for training, communication, planning, and tracking. Join J. J. Keller experts, Daren Hansen and Rick Malchow, as they share: Insight on the specific hours-of-service rule changes A new rule timeline Expert guidance on how the changes will impact your operations Join us for this free, live webcast! A question and answer session will also be provided.
Sep 23
Oct 07
12:00AM
12:00AM

OSHA Virtual Event! Get COVID-19 Ready - OSHA Updates & Inspections

Webcasts - On-Demand
Attend this complimentary OSHA Virtual Event where we’ll dive into recent COVID-19 OSHA updates and guidance on keeping workers safe and your company compliant - including answering COVID-19 recordability questions. We'll also look at the latest news on OSHA inspections, regulatory changes, and steps to prepare for an OSHA inspection! In this virtual event, you'll gain valuable insights, interact with live on-screen presenters and ask questions throughout the event!
Sep 24
Oct 09
12:00AM
12:00AM

The BASICs of Auditing: DOT drug and alcohol compliance

Webcasts - Available On-demand
If the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) audits your company’s DOT drug & alcohol program, a lot will be riding on the results of that investigation. Your score in the Controlled Substances & Alcohol BASIC (Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category) — and your safety rating — could be severely impacted. During this webcast you'll learn: The types of FMCA audits your company could be subject to How the Controlled Substances & Alcohol BASIC compares to Factor 2 during an audit What types of documents you’ll need to provide during an audit Best practices to prevent an audit from happening in the first place Information on the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Bring your regulatory questions. This event will include a live Q&A session!
Sep 29
10:00AM
11:00AM

How to Build a Diverse, Inclusive Workplace

Webcasts
Diversity and inclusion must be embraced throughout an entire organization in order to produce positive long-term results. Leadership efforts create a solid foundation on which the rest of the company’s efforts can stand. However, achieving and maintaining such an environment can be a challenge. Prejudice, racism, discrimination, and feelings of exclusion can increase if respect is not shown by all employees for everyone in the workplace. Even in the most diverse and inclusive organizations, there are always challenges to overcome and unwelcome behaviors to address. This presentation will discuss diversity and inclusion in the workplace, including: Communication methods to support diversity and inclusion Strategies to promote diversity and inclusion Common practices and programs that create equal opportunities within a diverse team How to comply with anti-discrimination laws What to do if you witness discrimination We will also leave time for a live Q&A session!
Sep 29
1:00PM
1:45PM

How to Build a Better Driver Training Program

Webcasts
Accidents, violations, penalties, litigation, poor CSA scores, audits, investigations, increasing insurance premiums— all serious issues motor carrier professionals dread. We all know there isn’t a magic wand that will make these problems disappear, but what can be done to ensure they are kept to a minimum? A solid, consistent, and recurrent driver training program that addresses your specific challenges can help. Join us for a discussion on the requirements and best practices surrounding driver training, including: How to put together an ongoing training program for both new and experienced drivers, An introduction to corrective action training and how you can apply this type of instruction to your operation, and Ways to customize your training program to meet your drivers’ and operation’s needs. Do you have questions on this topic? If so, please bring them. You will also be able to ask questions during the webcast.
Sep 30
1:00PM
2:30PM

Virtual Event! Top 5 DOT Event Triggers: How to Avoid Becoming a Liability Target

Webcasts - Virtual Event!
Attend this complimentary DOT Virtual Event to learn how to identify and mitigate the top 5 DOT enforcement triggers so you can prevent your fleet from becoming a liability target! Items covered include DOT Audit Prevention, data management, drug & alcohol policy requirements, crash analysis, and roadside inspections. Within each of the triggers, we will provide regulatory requirements, case studies, policies, training, and best practices to help you maintain a world class safety program
Oct 01
10:00AM
11:00AM

Lockout/Tagout: Preventing injuries and staying compliant

Webcasts
Many injuries happen because employees failed to take precautions when machines were being serviced, repaired, or maintained. OSHA requires employers to implement lockout/tagout procedures to keep equipment from starting up unexpectedly and causing injury during repairs. Lockout/tagout procedures themselves always follow the same basic steps, but it can be a daunting task to put OSHA’s requirements into practice because of the huge variety of machines being used and tasks being done. The lockout/tagout webcast will encompass: The difference between lockout and tagout, Different designations for employees involved in the process, Procedural steps involved in lockout/tagout, Controlling hazardous energy sources, The minor servicing exception, Individual and Group LOTO, and Annual Inspections. A Q&A session will follow the event - Bring your questions!
Oct 01
1:00PM
2:00PM

Avoiding a DOT Audit: Ways to stay off the enforcement radar

Webcasts
Preparing for a DOT audit seems like a great plan, but it's like calling an attorney after you need one. It's better to stay off the radar in the first place by avoiding situations that are likely to trigger an audit. Join us for an informative webcast with our subject-matter experts to learn: The difference between an audit and a compliance review The 6 Factors of a review If a violation is “acute” or “critical” How to use the Safety Management Cycle to stay compliant This complimentary event will include a live q&a session.
Oct 06
10:00AM
10:45AM

The Audit is Done, So What’s My Score?

Webcasts
After an audit is conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or one of its state partners, the investigator will look at a variety of factors and determine what your score, or rating, will be. While there is an air of mystery as to how this process works, it’s actually fairly straight forward. The investigator will use a disciplined approach that looks at the facts discovered during the audit, then base your rating on those factors. In this webcast, we’ll discuss: What the investigator will look at when calculating your rating How the investigator arrives at the final rating How to get the best possible rating How to challenge the rating, if you don’t agree We'll also have time to answer your question during our live Q&A session!
Oct 07
10:00AM
11:00AM

OSHA’s Written Hazard Communication Program

Webcasts
What you need to know to be compliant! A common OSHA violation under the hazard communication standard is when employers do not have the required written program. The written program is a written record of what your company has done to comply with the standard. This webcast will cover what you need to include in a written program and break out some of the required elements for ease of understanding. Time will also be allotted for questions and answers. So, join us during this upcoming webcast on written hazard communication plans to learn more.
Oct 07
10:00AM
11:30AM

Non-CDL CMV Compliance - You Might Be More Regulated Than You Think!

Webcasts - Virtual Event!
Maintaining FMCSA requirements for CMV's and the DOT can be confusing, especially for Class 3-8 light to heavy duty vehicles. From cargo vans, box trucks, utility trucks, parcel vans, stake trucks, small pick-ups with trailers, to service and delivery trucks; each style varies as the freight they haul. Non-CDL Vehicle Compliance including: How vehicle classes are determined, and which regulations apply to each, how smaller and medium vehicle classes affected by the regulations, what to do if a vehicle only fits the definition of a CMV sometimes, & additional guidance for small and mid-class vehicle fleets to remain compliant.
Oct 08
10:00AM
10:45AM

Reducing Your Risk with MVRs

Webcasts
Your drivers' motor vehicle records (MVRs) are a vital piece of your safety management program because past behavior is a good predictor of a driver’s future actions. By identifying risky behaviors now, you can help prevent crashes tomorrow. This presentation will include such topics as: Driver reporting requirements, CDL medical status appearing on the MVR, and Annual reviews Our presenters will reserve time at the end of the event for a live q&a session.
Oct 13
10:00AM
11:00AM

Would Your DQ Files Pass an Audit? Self-Audit Tips From the DOT Experts

Webcasts
If the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) auditors come knocking, they’ll pay particular attention to your driver qualification (DQ) files. If you haven’t dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s in your records, you could face harsh penalties, not to mention increased liability in the event of an accident. During this webcast you'll learn: the components of a compliant DQ file the standards for record retention how the DQ audit process works the top DQ violations found during audits — and how to avoid them! We will also include a live Q&A session — bring your questions!
Oct 13
1:00PM
2:00PM

Tier II Reporting

Webcasts
Annually by March 1, all owners and operators of manufacturing and non-manufacturing facilities must assess whether they are required to submit a Tier II report. This Federal requirement is coming quickly for facilities that store hazardous or highly hazardous chemicals onsite (e.g. industrial batteries, diesel fuel, compressed gasses, etc.). Join us for this webinar to learn the details of Tier II reporting, or for a refresher, prior to the due date. This free webcast will help you gain a better understanding of: Key provisions to EPCRA Section 302, 304, 311/312, 313 What makes a chemical hazardous for Tier II Exemptions for Tier II reporting Information requirements on your Tier II report Lead Acid Battery reporting Common EPCRA violations A live Q&A session will follow the event...bring your questions!
Oct 14
1:00PM
2:00PM

How Small Fleets Can Handle Big Compliance Challenges

Webcasts
If you’re responsible for compliance at a fleet with fewer than 20 drivers or you’re an owner-operator, let J. J. Keller’s regulatory experts provide you with insights for handling the five greatest compliance challenges facing small fleets: Driver qualification file management Joining a drug & alcohol consortium Hours-of-service compliance Vehicle maintenance Handling operating authority and credentials Don’t miss this free opportunity to learn valuable tips for keeping your vehicles and drivers on the road and operating legally.
Oct 15
10:00AM
11:30AM

Virtual Event - OSHA's Most Common & Easily Overlooked Violations

Webcasts - Virtual Event
Delivered virtually by J. J. Keller® environmental health & safety experts, this 90 minute complimentary OSHA Virtual Event will provide key insights and best practices on the OSHA regulations including the most frequently-cited violations, common problem areas, review of easily overlooked violations that could cost you, discussion of when you rely on employees to maintain compliance and frequently asked questions on top violations and issues! Don't miss this unique opportunity to interact with our live presenters virtually and gain valuable regulatory insights on OSHA violations. We hope you can attend!
Oct 15
1:00PM
1:45PM

COVID-19 Update: Keeping Employees Safe While Reducing Liability

Webcasts
It’s been six months since the shutdowns began and the virus is still going strong. In those six months, however, much has changed, including what you need to know. Many employees may be returning to the workplace. Many may have children returning to school. Never before have community events and behaviors had such an impact on the workplace. In this webcast, we will discuss updated steps to not only help keep your employees safe, but also to help reduce your company’s risk of a claim. We will also provide developments on applicable employment provisions and guidance in relation to the continuing pandemic, as they have also evolved. Time will also be reserved at the end of the event for a live q&a session.
Oct 20
10:00AM
11:00AM

Are You Making These Driver Recordkeeping Mistakes?

Webcasts
DOT recordkeeping requirements are complex, and everyone seems to have an opinion on what they mean. Some information that’s circulating is actually incorrect, leaving anyone who follows the advice vulnerable to fines and litigation. This webcast will review and test your knowledge of the most common myths and mistakes about DOT recordkeeping requirements through interactive chats.
Oct 21
10:00AM
11:00AM

FMLA Leave: What qualifies and what does not?

Webcasts
You’re an FMLA-covered employer and you have eligible employees. Can these employees take FMLA-protected leave for any reason? Short answer: No. Many reasons do qualify for FMLA leave, but not every reason. The law and regulations limit why an employee may take FMLA leave, and you need to be aware of these limits. Failure to do so can risk a claim, which could put you in the crosshairs of a court case. This webcast will explain: What does and what does not constitute a serious health condition. Whether conditions like the flu can ever be a qualifying reason. Who are considered family members for various qualifying reasons. What are considered qualifying exigencies. Some interesting details on pregnancy and placement leave. Leave for servicemember care. How you can determine whether a reason qualifies for FMLA protections. We will also save time for a live Q&A session with our FMLA experts!
Oct 21
10:00AM
11:30AM

Virtual Event! DOT Town Hall - Hot Regulatory Topics in the Transportation Industry

Webcasts - Virtual Event!
In this DOT Town Hall Virtual Event, we will be addressing some of the industry’s hottest regulatory topics including the recent hours of service changes, the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and the looming deadline to complete limited queries, the challenges of onboarding and training drivers during the COVID emergency, as well as the COVID-19 related exemptions. Within these topics we’ll delve into the impact on carriers, offer guidance on what they can do to stay in compliance, and address attendee questions along the way!
Oct 22
10:00AM
10:45AM

How to Avoid Common USDOT# Mistakes

Webcasts
With over 1.5 million registered carriers in the U.S., it’s no wonder there are so many questions about USDOT numbers. To answer the most frequently asked of those questions, J. J. Keller® Transportation Industry Business Advisor Rick Malchow will explain… Why USDOT numbers are not transferable How the MCS-150 is used to compare fleets with their peers Why accurately counting vehicles and drivers is critical What common mistakes you can easily avoid This webcast will include a live Q&A session, so be sure to bring your questions!
Oct 27
10:00AM
11:00AM

Supercharge Your CSA Data! How to Get the Most from the Data You’re Collecting

Webcasts
Like many fleet professionals, you may check your company’s CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) scores periodically. But to effectively manage safety and reduce liability, you need to analyze the data behind your scores. This webcast will show you how to: Examine your CSA data for compliance vulnerabilities and risks Turn that data into action for improving safety and compliance Monitor your data going forward to ensure your actions are effective If you have questions on CSA, bring them! We will include a live q&a session following the event.
Oct 28
10:00AM
11:00AM

From Brakes to Windshields: Top 10 Vehicle Inspection FAQs

Webcasts
Commercial vehicle inspections are critical to highway safety, yet safety managers, mechanics, and drivers have many questions. In this webcast, our subject matter experts will answer the top 10 FAQs about vehicle inspections, address the FMCSR inspection requirements, and offer industry best practices including: When drivers need to inspect their vehicles, What they need to inspect, and What types of inspection paperwork they're required to complete. This complimentary event will include a live q&a session!