Events

Jan 05
Jan 22
12:00AM
12:00AM

Posting Compliance 2021: Keeping up with changes and requirements for remote workers

Webcasts - Available On-demand
The New Year brings poster updates, and it’s a great time to make sure you’re in compliance with state, federal, and local requirements for workers who are on-site as well as those working remotely. It’s also time to prepare for changes brought about by November’s elections. In this webcast we’ll highlight: • Recent posting changes • The impact of November’s elections • What to expect in 2021 • Tips for posting compliance for remote workers This complimentary event will include a live Q&A session, so bring your posting questions!
Jan 05
Jan 22
12:00AM
12:00AM

DOT D&A Clearinghouse: How does it affect your recordkeeping?

Webcasts - Available On-demand
DOT drug and alcohol recordkeeping is more complicated now that the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule went into effect January 6, 2020. Motor carriers are now required to both request and submit data to the clearinghouse as part of monitoring their CDL drivers’ drug and alcohol histories.
Jan 06
Jan 22
12:00AM
12:00AM

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

Webcasts - Available On-demand
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.
Jan 07
Jan 22
12:00AM
12:00AM

Top Hours-of-Service FAQs – Answers to Keep You Compliant

Webcasts - Available On-demand
Do you wonder if your drivers are using personal conveyance or the short-haul exception correctly? We will provide clear answers to these and several more frequently asked hours-of-service (HOS) questions to help fleets stay compliant. This webcast will provide: • Answers to the top HOS questions, • Tips to minimize the risk of HOS violations, and • Insights into the Canadian ELD Mandate. Join us for this free, live webcast! A question and answer session will also be provided.
Jan 12
Jan 29
12:00AM
12:00AM

Understanding Driver Hiring: From Application to Initial Qualification

Webcasts - Available On-demand
Hiring a driver is not the same as a 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!
Jan 12
Jan 26
12:00AM
12:00AM

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

Webcasts - Virtual Event! - Available On-demand
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!
Jan 13
Jan 29
12:00AM
12:00AM

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

Webcasts - Available On-demand
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 straightforward. 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 questions during our live Q&A session!
Jan 14
Jan 28
12:00AM
12:00AM

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

Webcasts - Available On-Demand
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!
Jan 20
10:00AM
11:00AM

Report It! Understanding the Environmental Reporting Requirements

Webcasts
If your company meets the thresholds for any of the federal, state and local environmental reporting requirements, you need to prepare and file the appropriate reports each year. Failing to do so can be costly. During this webcast, you’ll learn about the various environmental requirements so you can accurately file the proper reports—typically due in the first quarter. Annual reports covered include: Tier II Reports Waste Reports Air Reports Semiannual Deviation Reports Annual Compliance Certifications National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Reports Emission Inventories Greenhouse Gas Reports (federal and state) This complimentary event will also include a live Q&A session.
Jan 20
10:00AM
11:30AM

Virtual Event! Driver Qualification Compliance & Minimizing Your Risk

Webcasts - Virtual Event
Delivered virtually by J. J. Keller® transportation experts, this complimentary 90 minute live seminar will provide key insights and best practices on the regulations and risk areas related to your driver qualification compliance including the latest news on DQ regulations and recent changes, the foundational driver qualification rules, reducing risk by properly onboarding drivers, and building and maintaining a compliant DQ file.
Jan 20
1:00PM
2:00PM

FMLA Leave: Qualifying Reasons and FAQs

Webcasts
How often have you wondered whether the reason an employee is not at work might qualify for protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? How do you determine if it does? These and other questions will be answered regarding all the reasons an employee may take leave under the FMLA. Attendees may also submit their questions. This presentation will cover what employers need to know about qualifying FMLA reasons such as the following: • What a serious health condition is and what it isn’t, • Which individuals are considered family members, • New children via birth, adoption, and foster placement, and • Military family reasons. We will also reserve time to take YOUR questions!
Jan 21
10:00AM
11:00AM

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

Webcasts
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
Jan 26
10:00AM
10:45AM

Overcoming the Top 5 Challenges of Hours of Service

Webcasts
An FMCSA BIG 5 Compliance Series Webcast If you’re responsible for hours-of-service (HOS) compliance, you know it’s not easy. In this webcast, our subject matter experts provide impactful guidance on how you can manage your compliance program more efficiently — and maybe even get more legal drive time for your drivers. Our experts will share: • Best practices for dealing with unassigned drive time, • How to maximize hours-of-service exceptions— including new short-haul rules, • Where to audit logs to find the top HOS falsifications, • How to best manage supporting documents, and • Proper use of personal conveyance. Join us for Part 1 of our 5-webcast series focused around the five biggest issues with FMCSA compliance!
Jan 27
10:00AM
11:00AM

Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse: Avoid common administrative mistakes

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. In this webcast, you’ll learn: • How to spot errors in your drug & alcohol program • Tips for avoiding common program management mistakes • Why such errors could also impact your drivers’ careers Join us for this free, live webcast! A question and answer session will also be provided.
Jan 28
10:00AM
11:30AM

Virtual Event! OSHA Accident & Incident Investigations - Root Cause & Prevention Methods

Webcasts - Virtual Event
Attend this complimentary Virtual Event on OSHA Incident investigations and learn about identifying root causes to prevent future incidents! J.J. Keller is teaming up with attorney's from von Briesen where you will interact with live presenters virtually in this engaging presentation on exploring the accident investigation process, how to avoid citations and what to do should an incident lead to litigation!
Jan 28
10:00AM
10:45AM

Trained to Succeed: How to Train Safer, Smarter Drivers

Webcasts
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 02
10:00AM
11:00AM

COVID-19 and the Substance Abuse Crisis

Webcasts
The stress and disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have led to an increase in substance abuse and drug overdose deaths. What does this mean for your workplace? This webcast will look at: • How the COVD-19 pandemic magnifies substance abuse issues • The impact on your substance abuse policy • How to handle suspected abuse • Drug testing best practices • The impact of legalized marijuana • Supporting a safe, productive workplace during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond We will also leave time for a live Q&A session!
Feb 02
1:00PM
2:00PM

DOT Compliance: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Webcasts
Knowing all of the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations that apply to your operation — and how to comply with them — is no easy feat. Even those who think they know a lot can be surprised to find areas they don’t. Yet the penalties for noncompliance range from monetary fines to out-of-service orders to a complete shut-down of your business. During this webcast, J. J. Keller’s subject-matter experts will share some of the most commonly asked DOT compliance questions they receive from our customers, and the answers we provided. Topics range from: Driver qualification Drug & alcohol program management Hours-of-service compliance Fleet legalization Vehicle maintenance Our subject-matter experts will also take your questions during our live event!
Feb 03
10:00AM
11:30AM

Virtual Event! Driver Qualification File Compliance & Minimizing Your Risk

Webcasts - Virtual Event!
Delivered virtually by J. J. Keller® transportation experts, this complimentary 90 minute live seminar will provide key insights and best practices on the regulations and risk areas related to your driver qualification compliance including the latest news on DQ regulations and recent changes, the foundational driver qualification rules, reducing risk by properly onboarding drivers, and building and maintaining a compliant DQ file.
Feb 04
10:00AM
11:00AM

Hazmat Regulation Changes: Understanding & Complying with Them

Webcasts
Every two years, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) harmonizes the U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations with the International Dangerous Goods Regulations. Compliance with the most recent changes as published in final rule HM-2150 is mandatory starting May 10, 2021. This webcast will help you understand these changes, including their impact on: • Label specifications • Bulk container placarding • The Hazardous Material Table • Special provisions • Shipping papers • The ERG This one-hour, complimentary event will also include a live Q&A session.
Feb 04
1:00PM
2:00PM

Respiratory Protection: Protection around workplace breathing hazards

Webcasts
When you're exposed to visible hazards, the dangers can be obvious. However, when you're exposed to airborne contaminants or oxygen-deficient atmospheres, you may not be able to sense the danger in time, or at all. You should always wear the right respiratory protection for the job when workplace controls cannot offer adequate protection. This webcast is designed to familiarize you with workplace respiratory hazards, including oxygen-deficient atmospheres. After completing this webcast, you will be able to: • Identify workplace and engineering controls, • Define personal protective equipment (PPE), • Recognize respiratory safety hazards, • Explain why a medical evaluation is necessary, • Select appropriate PPE for respiratory protection, • Evaluate a respirator seal for fit, and • Follow proper maintenance procedures. We'll also save time for a live Q&A session!
Feb 09
1:00PM
2:00PM

Medical Qualifications: Will Your Drivers Pass?

Webcasts
If your commercial drivers fail a DOT physical exam, they’ll also fail to obtain their med card, which means you’ll have to invest in recruiting and training even more drivers. This webcast will help you understand the FMCSA medical exam requirements so you can help your drivers be better prepared to pass. You’ll also get a clear explanation of the recordkeeping requirements, learn common errors supervisors make, and discover industry best practices. If you have questions on this subject, bring your questions to our live event.
Feb 10
10:00AM
11:00AM

Virtual Event! Environmental Responsibilities as a Safety Manager

Webcasts - Virtual Event!
If you’re a safety manager who also wears an environmental hat or a full-time environmental manager, this event is for you! Attend this new 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!
Feb 16
10:00AM
11:00AM

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

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!