Events

Nov 10
Nov 27
12:00AM
12:00AM

Maximizing Driver On-Duty Time

Webcasts - Available On-demand
Rules, Risks, and Efficiencies for Personal Conveyance and the new Hours of Service. It's never been more critical to maximize your fleet's productivity. As most carriers today face economic challenges and a shortage of qualified drivers, it’s a priority to maximize every minute of the 14-hour clock, especially when a majority of drivers use ELDs to measure on-duty time. Personal conveyance and the new hours-of-service changes offer carriers additional flexibility to maximize drivers' on-duty time. In this webcast, we cover the rules, efficiencies, and risks of: Personal conveyance, Split-sleeper exception, 30-minute interruption of driving, and Short-haul exception. We'll also cover other best practices that will help you make the most of your drivers’ available hours.
Nov 11
Nov 27
12:00AM
12:00AM

Q&A on D&A: Conversations with the DOT experts

Webcasts - Available On-demand
Running a company’s DOT drug and alcohol testing program can be a daunting task, even if you're familiar with the associated safety regulations. Join us as J. J. Keller® subject-matter experts, Kathy Close and Daren Hansen, dive into the many facets of developing and managing a DOT drug and alcohol program. Between each section of the presentation, our experts will take listener questions on the topic. Join us for one of our most popular webcasts!
Nov 11
Nov 27
12:00AM
12:00AM

Posting Compliance: Are you ready for 2021?

Webcasts - Available On-demand
It’s been quite a year for labor law posters and it’s likely that 2021 will be hectic as well. New posters are being added, old ones are being updated, and compliance questions arise as more workers telecommute. In addition, November’s elections bring the potential for more changes. In this webcast we’ll highlight: 2020's posting changes The impact of November's elections 2021 updates to come The ins and outs of posting compliance for your remote workers This complimentary event will include a live Q&A session, so bring your posting questions!
Nov 12
Nov 27
12:00AM
12:00AM

Top 10 DQ FAQs: Answered!

Webcasts - Available On-demand
Misunderstanding the driver qualification (DQ) file requirements puts your company at risk of having an unqualified individual behind the wheel of a commercial motor vehicle. The worst-case scenario is a high-profile crash involving this unqualified driver, but other negative impacts can be felt, including: A high Driver Fitness CSA score, A conditional or unsatisfactory safety rating, Increased insurance rates, and A tarnished reputation To gain a better understanding of DQ file requirements, join us for answers to the most frequently asked questions on the topic.
Nov 17
Dec 01
12:00AM
12:00AM

DOT Recordkeeping & Best Practices - DQ, HOS, COVID-19 & More!

Webcasts - Virtual Event!
Attend this new complimentary virtual event on DOT Recordkeeping & Best Practices! If you don’t have accurate and complete records, you leave yourself open to fines, penalties and lacking a strong defense in a courtroom. DOT recordkeeping can be both overwhelming and tedious, but it’s a necessary task. Complete and accurate records are the only way to demonstrate compliance!
Nov 18
Dec 02
12:00AM
12:00AM

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

Webcasts - On-Demand
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!
Nov 19
Dec 04
12:00AM
12:00AM

How to Build a Better Driver Training Program

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.
Nov 24
Dec 11
12:00AM
12:00AM

HOS Training Checklist: 8 rules drivers must know

Webcasts - Available On-demand
A Key to minimizing hours-of-service and electronic log-related violations is training or updating your drivers and operations personnel on current HOS regulations and exceptions. This webcast will review the latest requirements in the following areas: Hours-of-service limits for property-carrying drivers; Form/manner and supporting document requirements; Both 150 air-mile radius exceptions; Other “popular” exceptions including changes effective September 29, 2020; and Personal conveyance. This complimentary event will include a live Q&A session.
Dec 01
10:00AM
11:00AM

FMLA Town Hall: Your Questions Answered!

Webcasts
The FMLA has always been complex and confusing. More often than not, an FMLA administrator does not want to spend precious time pouring over regulations in an attempt to find an answer to a particular situation. The answer might not even be in the regulation or the statute. It might be in an interpretation or a court case. When the topic of the FMLA comes up, questions seem to automatically follow. If you have FMLA questions, this webcast is for you! We will cover the basics of the provisions, but most of the time will be devoted to answering attendee questions.
Dec 01
10:00AM
11:30AM

Virtual Event! OSHA Recordability & COVID-19 - What Recent Changes Mean for Recordkeeping

Webcasts - Virtual Event
Attend this complimentary Virtual Event on OSHA Recordability & COVID-19 to learn what recent changes mean for recordkeeping! Interact with our live presenters virtually in this engaging presentation where we will explore recent court rulings, rule changes, and how the global pandemic all affect your workplace injury and illness recordkeeping responsibilities. Plus, we’ll be covering bonus material on employer disciplinary programs, drug-testing, and disincentives as they relate to Part 1904. We hope you can attend!
Dec 01
1:00PM
2:00PM

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!
Dec 02
10:00AM
11:30AM

Virtual Event! Surviving a DOT Audit - From Onsite to Offsite

Webcasts - Virtual Event
Delivered virtually by J. J. Keller® DOT transportation regulatory experts, this 90 minute complimentary DOT Virtual Event will cover how focused investigations have been outnumbering traditional compliance reviews. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there have been twice as many offsite reviews than onsite. With an increased likelihood of being investigated, it's critical that fleets understand the FMCSA audit factors. Topics include latest trends on DOT reviews, regulations & requirements, six factors of a DOT audit, investigation scoring,common violations best practices and more!
Dec 02
10:00AM
11:00AM

IFTA & IRP: What You Need to Know!

Webcasts
Keeping your fleet of vehicles and equipment legal and working toward your financial success takes knowledge of tax laws, state-specific rules and processes, and the time and resources to do it right. During this webcast you'll learn about: International Registration Plan (IRP) International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Title Management Plate Management Proper Credentials Plate Renewals & Management: Base Plate (intrastate) versus IRP (interstate) Managing Vehicle Legalization This complimentary event will end with a live q&a session.
Dec 03
10:00AM
11:00AM

Driver Qualification Town Hall: Hot topics in DQ file management

Webcasts
Ensuring that your commercial motor vehicle drivers are fully qualified at all times can be a confusing and daunting task, but it’s vital if you want to avoid the fines, penalties, and liability that can result from noncompliance. Join us as we discuss the most commonly asked questions and “pain points” concerning the management of driver qualification (DQ) files, including: -DQ File Basics -Road Tests -Safety Performance History -Medical Certification -Driving Records (MVRs) -Noncompliance
Dec 03
1:00PM
2:00PM

Written Safety Plans: Not just a paperwork exercise

Webcasts
If OSHA came to your door, what’s one of the first things the inspector will look for? The answer is your written safety and health plans. Whether it’s your Hazard Communication Program, Emergency Action Plan, or Lockout/Tagout Procedures, these documents help the inspector quickly gauge how well you’re protecting your workers from safety and health hazards. What’s more, if any required plans are missing or deficient, OSHA can and will cite you. In fact, OSHA requires over 50 written plans for general industry and construction! Are you sure you have all the ones you need? Don’t miss this webcast on written plans, which will: Discuss the written plan regulations, Explore ways to make your plans more effective, and Answer some frequently asked questions regarding written plans. Bring your questions - you'll have a chance to get answers during our live Q&A session!
Dec 08
1:00PM
2:00PM

DOT Accidents: How to Win In & Out of Court

Webcasts
During this webcast, attorney Doug B. Marcello and J. J. Keller subject-matter expert Tom Bray, will share their professional expertise on accident investigation from a legal and compliance perspective. They’ll debunk common myths that can sabotage your legal efforts, address FMCSA accident reporting requirements, and discuss the risks associated with: Exchanging and disseminating accident information Unnecessary testing, interviews, and inspections Insurance company procedures This complimentary one-hour event will help you plan and protect your driver and company in the unfortunate event of an accident. Don’t miss it!
Dec 09
10:00AM
11:00AM

Vehicle Legalization FAQs: From MCS-150 to IFTA and beyond

Webcasts
Vehicle legalization covers everything from federal registration to USDOT numbers, operating authority, vehicle registration, federal taxes and fuel taxes. So, when it comes to obtaining the necessary vehicle permits and credentials, carriers often have a lot of questions: What is operating authority and who needs it? Which states require intrastate carriers to obtain a USDOT number? When is an MC number needed and how is it different from an MCS-150? What are the UCR recordkeeping requirements? When do I need to designate a process agent? What records do I need to maintain for fuel taxes? Our subject-matter experts answer hundreds of questions like these each month, and in this webcast, they’ll answer some of the most common and complex questions with clear, easy-to-understand answers.
Dec 09
1:00PM
2:00PM

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.
Dec 10
10:00AM
11:30AM

DOT Recordkeeping & Best Practices - DQ, HOS, COVID-19 & More!

Webcasts - Virtual Event!
Attend this new complimentary virtual event on DOT Recordkeeping & Best Practices! If you don’t have accurate and complete records, you leave yourself open to fines, penalties and lacking a strong defense in a courtroom. DOT recordkeeping can be both overwhelming and tedious, but it’s a necessary task. Complete and accurate records are the only way to demonstrate compliance!
Dec 10
10:00AM
11:00AM

FMCSA Regulatory Update! Stay up to speed on recent and pending rule changes

Webcasts
Whether cutting rules, changing requirements or adding new ones, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) always has a long “to do” list of rulemaking activities. This year is no exception as recent rule changes, actions pending before the agency, and upcoming compliance deadlines will have far-reaching effects on both motor carriers and commercial drivers. This webcast will review the significant rule changes of 2020 and preview pending rule changes and their impact on the industry in 2021 and beyond. This complimentary event will include a live Q&A session!
Dec 15
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. Our subject-matter experts will also take time to answer YOUR compliance questions!
Dec 15
1:00PM
2:00PM

Machine Guarding: What the OSHA Regulations Don’t Tell You

Webcasts
Most workplaces have machines that can cause injury to workers. It’s the employer’s responsibility to put safeguards in place to protect workers. But, the OSHA regulations are often silent on what these protections must be. This webcast will help you fill in those gaps. During this webcast, we’ll look at: Different types of guarding systems, The OSHA regulations for machine guarding, Industry/ANSI standards, Emergency stops, Anchoring machinery, Conducting a risk assessment, And much more. This complimentary event will also include a live Q&A session!
Dec 16
10:00AM
11:00AM

Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse: How to Mistake-proof Your Program

Webcasts
Managing a DOT drug and alcohol program means dealing with many details. If a mistake is made or something is misunderstood, the result could be a violation that goes undetected — until you’re audited by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Your obligation to report information to and query data from the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse could reveal your testing program’s shortfalls. It could even put an unnecessary end to a driver’s career. In this webcast, you’ll learn tips for avoiding common program management mistakes that could be revealed through the Clearinghouse … and result in fines, penalties, and other consequences. You’ll also learn why such errors could impact your drivers’ careers and harm the overall effectiveness of the Clearinghouse itself.
Dec 16
10:00AM
11:30AM

Virtual Event! EHS Programs and Policies: Overcoming Obstacles to Success

Webcasts - Virtual Event!
Attend this new complimentary Virtual Event where we will discuss how to get (and keep) control of your EHS programs and policies. Effective workplace safety and health programs go above and beyond written plans and procedures. They can drive down your injury and illness rates and reduce your costs. This interactive virtual live event will provide you with practical guidance you can put to work right away! -Core elements of creating effective safety & health programs. -Tips & Tricks on overcoming program obstacles to success. -Key differences and similarities in existing guidelines and standards (OSHA’s VPP and Recommended Practices, ANSI Z10, ISO 45001, California IIPP). -Guidance on creating positive workplace safety incentive programs.
Dec 17
10:00AM
11:00AM

DOT Policies & Procedures: The foundation of your compliance program

Webcasts
As the foundation of your compliance program, policies and procedures require frequent review to ensure you're meeting the regulatory requirements. This is particularly important as recent regulation changes may necessitate updates to your current policies and procedures. Join us as we discuss: The process of policy development The 6 factors that relate to your policies and procedures The importance of having policies and procedures, and How to handle policy changes This webcast will also include sample policies and a live q&a session.
Dec 17
10:00AM
11:00AM

Safety Training: How to plan effective strategies

Webcasts
One of the most challenging areas for any EHS professional is safety training. This webcast will discuss training in general, with a strong focus on: Challenges employers are facing, Best Practices that can be implemented, and Current trends in training that others are finding effective We'll also reserve time for a live Q&A session - bring your questions!