Events

Jan 27
Apr 30
12:00AM
12:00AM

Webisode: What's a USDOT#?

Webcasts - No Registration Required
Join Rick Malchow, J. J. Keller Industry Business Advisor, for a 15-minute webisode on everything you need to know about USDOT#s.
Jan 28
Mar 30
12:00AM
12:00AM

Trained to Succeed: How to Train Safer, Smarter Drivers

Webcasts - Available On-demand
Accidents, violations, litigation, poor CSA scores, audits, and increasing insurance premiums are all serious issues. 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. 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.
Feb 16
Mar 02
12:00AM
12:00AM

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

Webcasts - Available On-demand
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!
Feb 17
Mar 03
12:00AM
12:00AM

Virtual Event - Just the Facts: Uncovering the Truth Behind Common DOT Compliance Mistakes

Webcasts - On-Demand
Delivered virtually by J. J. Keller® transportation experts, this complimentary 90 minute live seminar will provide real-life cases on some of the most common mistakes made by fleets including putting drivers on the road before they are fully qualified, misconceptions around drug and alcohol testing regulations, operating non-CDL vehicles in violation of regs, Hours of service and personal conveyance, seasonal and temporary driver compliance oversights and incorrectly allowing yard moves. In addition to common mistakes, we will also be covering the regulations required and best practices to help you stay in compliance.
Feb 18
Mar 05
12:00AM
12:00AM

MANAGING YOUR FLEET LEGALIZATION — Registration, Authority, Insurance, and More

Webcasts - Available On-Demand
An FMCSA BIG 5 Compliance Series Webcast If you’re responsible for fleet legalization, you already know it’s complicated — multiple regulatory agencies, a variety of classifications and definitions, and a mountain of paperwork. Join our subject matter experts for practical guidance on how you can manage your fleet legalization program more effectively, including: • Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) registration • Obtaining authority • Securing proof of insurance • IFTA and IRP requirements We will tackle the most common and difficult questions in each area and take your questions live.
Feb 18
Mar 05
12:00AM
12:00AM

OSHA INSPECTION! How to Handle It—and Prevent It

Webcasts - Available On-demand
If an OSHA inspector knocks on your door to conduct a safety inspection, would you know why? Or how you could have prevented it? During this information-packed webcast you’ll discover: • How to know if you’re at risk for an inspection • What the OSHA inspector wants to know • What to expect during the inspection • How to help the inspection go smoothly • What your company’s rights are • How to deal with citations • How to prevent an inspection in the first place Be sure to bring your questions to have them answered during a live Q&A session!
Feb 24
Mar 12
12:00AM
12:00AM

Understanding Driver Hiring: From Application to Initial Qualification

Webcasts - Available On-Demand
Hiring a driver is not the same as hiring a standard employee. You and the driver must comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), which makes the hiring process much more complex. In this webcast we’ll share tips for understanding the driver hiring process, from recruitment to qualification, including: • Using online applications with e-signatures • New hire documents • Drug testing • Employment law considerations • And much more We'll also have time to answer your question during our live Q&A session!
Feb 24
Mar 10
12:00AM
12:00AM

Virtual Event - Just The Facts: Uncovering Common OSHA Compliance Mistakes

Webcasts - On-Demand
In this live 90 minute virtual event, we’ll examine more than two dozen cases of OSHA compliance misconceptions and reveal the facts on the regulations using real-life questions from our customers. We'll expose the truth on topics including;COVID-19 concerns around masks and vaccine, fall protection guidance for edges, stairs and ladders, forklift operator training and evaluation, Lockout tagout and machine guarding mistakes, Hazard communication insights and Injury and illness recordkeeping myths. In addition, we will also be covering solutions to help dispel compliance myths and avoid violations.
Feb 25
Mar 11
12:00AM
12:00AM

The Spike in FMCSA Remote Audits — Are You Next?

Webcasts - Available On-demand
FMCSA is adding another compliance enforcement tool – off-site audits.  In 2020, the use of off-site audits rose over 300%! While the audit method may be different from an on-site audit, the results are much the same and could include a hit to your safety rating, fines and penalties.  Join J. J. Keller subject matter expert Daren Hansen, as he explains how this surge in off-site audits could impact your fleet. He’ll discuss: How FMCSA selects carriers for audits and why you might be next How audits are conducted and how you can prepare What you can do now to lower your risk of being selected for an audit This 30-minute event will include a live q&a session - bring your questions!
Mar 02
10:00AM
11:00AM

FMCSA Driver Compliance — The Rules of DQ, HOS, and D&A

Webcasts
From local law enforcement to state patrol to FMCSA enforcement officials, your driver is one of the most regulated employees on the road. And that puts you in the spotlight to make sure that your driver compliance program meets DOT requirements. In this engaging webcast, you’ll learn: •The most critical rules of each regulatory area •How to best comply •Basic DQ, HOS, and D&A recordkeeping you must maintain Make plans to join our subject matter experts as they cover the essential aspects and best practices of driver qualification, drug & alcohol testing, and hours of service. This complimentary educational event includes live Q & A so bring your questions!
Mar 03
1:00PM
2:00PM

Flammable Liquid Storage: Simple solutions for your burning questions

Webcasts
Storing flammable liquids indoors means complying with OSHA regulations, industry consensus standards, local fire codes, and using common sense. There’s a lot to know and remember, but there are general rules of thumb that can make safe storage easier and answer your most pressing questions, such as: • When to ground flammable cabinets, • How to use the flashpoint range to determine allowable storage, • What kind of containers to use, • What to do with large amounts of hand sanitizer, and • Much more! We'll also have time to answer your question during our live Q&A session!
Mar 04
10:00AM
11:30AM

Virtual Event! California Motor Carrier Compliance - It's Not Just for California Carriers

Webcasts - Virtual Event
Do you send vehicles into California? Do you operate or control vehicles operating in California? Do you have vehicles or drivers based in California? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you need to attend this new complimentary virtual event! No matter where you are based, you need to be familiar with the unique motor carrier requirements when operating in California. Delivered virtually by J. J. Keller® transportation experts, this live seminar will provide key insights on the California motor carrier regulations related to The Basic Inspection of Terminal(BIT)Program, Driver Qualification and Hours-of-Service compliance for inter and intrastate drivers, Vehicle inspection, including the 90-day,BIT inspection and California Air Resource Board (CARB) requirements. Don't miss this informative opportunity!
Mar 09
10:00AM
11:00AM

Nuclear Verdicts: Protection & Prevention

Webcasts
If one of your drivers is involved in an accident, a single verdict could ruin your company. These “nuclear” verdicts are becoming more common, but there are actions you can take — both in day-to-day operations and following a crash — to prevent them. This webcast will explain: • How nuclear verdicts threaten your fleet and the industry • What triggers an accident to become “nuclear” • What compliance steps you can take to protect your fleet • How your fleet data can be used in your defense • What steps to take after an accident to reduce your risk You'll also have time to have your questions answered during our live Q&A session!
Mar 10
1:00PM
2:00PM

FMLA Leave Abuse: Stop the Madness!

Webcasts
On any given day, you could have a number of employees absent for reasons that qualify for FMLA protections. You still need to get the work done, so you want to be sure that the employees taking that FMLA leave are not stretching the definition of a serious health condition or treatment therefore to include concerts, fishing, gambling, and so on. While the FMLA is an employee entitlement law, employers are not without tools to help stop abuse before it begins, or take control of it if it has already begun. This webcast is designed to present methods, means, tools, and tips for reigning in abuse, including policies, forms, certification tips, communication tools, and steps (including surveillance), you can use to show employees you take the FMLA seriously, and so should they. We will also leave time for a live Q&A session!
Mar 11
10:00AM
11:00AM

More Drive Time — Using the Hours of Service to Your Advantage

Webcasts
The 2020 HOS rule changes didn’t add any requirements, but they offer carriers logging options they never had before — if applied correctly. The changes affect four areas of the regulations — the 30-minute break, the short-haul exception, the sleeper-berth option, and the adverse-conditions exception. In this webcast, our experts offer advice on how to use these changes to maximize your driver’s productivity and stay compliant, giving you: -A better understanding of the changes -How the changes can provide an advantage to your fleet -Compliance requirements for using the new options/exceptions -Additional considerations, like training and policy updates Get more drive time and stay compliant. Register today. Interactive Q&A time is scheduled, so bring your questions.
Mar 11
10:00AM
11:30AM

Virtual Event! Environmental Compliance: 4 Critical Steps to a Successful Program

Webcasts - Virtual Event!
No matter if environmental compliance is only part of what you do or you are a full-time environmental manager or, this event is for you! Attend this complimentary virtual event where we will work through the common elements and challenges built into many environmental programs. We’ll provide practical steps you can use to maintain and improve compliance at your facilities. We’ll also share common pitfalls facilities struggle with and give you tips to avoid the same mistakes! Don't miss this informative opportunity to interact with our live presenters virtually and get your questions answered!
Mar 16
10:00AM
11:00AM

DQ Town Hall: Expert Answers to Common DQ Questions

Webcasts
Hiring the right drivers and making sure they comply with the driver qualification regulations is critical for the successful — and safe — operation of your company. Whether you’re hiring someone new, rehiring a driver or maintaining driver qualification files, you need to understand the requirements. This webcast will explain: • Which regulations apply • What your DQ files should contain and how long to keep them • Who needs a road test and who can perform one • How to conduct background checks • Common medical certification mistakes to avoid • The penalties for noncompliance • And much more You'll also have time to have your questions answered during our live Q&A session!
Mar 16
1:00PM
2:00PM

Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment

Webcasts
Understanding the law and avoiding liability... These days, allegations of sexual harassment seem to surface at an alarmingly regular rate, and employers should be taking notice. All employers must diligently work to prevent sexual harassment, and when it does occur, employers must be poised to respond immediately and appropriately. In this webcast, we'll address the following questions: • Where’s the line? Exactly what constitutes sexual harassment? When should an employer step in? • How should an employer respond to complaints of sexual harassment to limit the company’s liability? • What harassment training is required? What should it include? • Where has traditional harassment training been lacking? • How can an employer stop harassing behavior before it starts? We'll also leave time for a Q&A session.
Mar 17
10:00AM
11:00AM

Vehicle Inspection & Maintenance: What Carriers Must Do!

Webcasts
During this webcast, our subject-matter experts will discuss the regulatory and non-regulatory aspects of developing, implementing, and making adjustments to a systematic maintenance program that allows for safe, compliant, and efficient operation of a fleet’s vehicles. Join this live webcast and learn how a well-managed vehicle maintenance program can help you reduce costs and keep your fleet running safely, within the confines of the regulations. This one-hour complimentary event will also include a Q&A session!
Mar 18
1:00PM
2:00PM

Driver Hiring Protocols

Webcasts
An NPTC and J. J. Keller co-sponsored webcast. Hiring qualified drivers that align with your company’s values should be the goal for any transportation company. The clearer the picture of the driver applicant’s attitude, work history, and driving record, the better your chances of success. There are a host of regulatory requirements that must be satisfied. In addition, there are a number of resources that can help provide more insight into the hiring process. This webcast will share information about what data is available, how it can be accessed, and how it can help improve your driving hiring effectiveness. You'll also have time to have your questions answered during our live Q&A session!
Mar 18
1:00PM
2:30PM

Virtual Event! Just the Facts: Uncovering the Truth Behind Common DOT Compliance Mistakes

Webcasts - Virtual Event!
Delivered virtually by J. J. Keller® transportation experts, this complimentary 90 minute live seminar will provide real-life cases on some of the most common mistakes made by fleets including putting drivers on the road before they are fully qualified, misconceptions around drug and alcohol testing regulations, operating non-CDL vehicles in violation of regs, Hours of service and personal conveyance, seasonal and temporary driver compliance oversights and incorrectly allowing yard moves. In addition to common mistakes, we will also be covering the regulations required and best practices to help you stay in compliance.
Mar 23
10:00AM
10:45AM

FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance - From Pre-Employment to Follow-Up

Webcasts
An FMCSA BIG 5 Compliance Series Webcast The foundation for drug and alcohol testing compliance is knowing the rules. And there are a lot of them — for good reason. Yet, it's surprising that the number one drug and alcohol audit violation in 2020 was fleets' failure to implement a program (382.305 & 382.115(a)). Join our subject matter experts as they discuss in detail the FMCSA requirements for a drug and alcohol program, including: Setting up a compliant DOT testing program Policy and training requirements Clearinghouse considerations They'll also tackle the most frequently asked questions in each area and take your questions live.
Mar 24
1:00PM
2:00PM

What You Need to Know About Non-CDL CMV Compliance

Webcasts
“I’M NOT A TRUCKING COMPANY...” It's a common question often heard by our subject matter experts — “I’m not a trucking company, so why do I need to follow FMCSA rules?” The truth is that even if your fleet doesn’t go ‘over-the-road,’ there are more rules to follow than not. Join our subject matter experts as they debunk the most common myths, including: "We never cross state lines.” "My drivers don’t have CDLs.” "We're hauling our own stuff in cargo vans.” "We only use pickups locally.” Our experts will explain which FMCSA rules apply to you and how to comply, including requirements for insurance, hiring, driver/employee training, safety training, and more. Plus, they’ll take your questions live.