Events

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 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
Feb 03
12:00AM
12:00AM

Virtual Event! Driver Qualification Compliance & Minimizing Your Risk

Webcasts - On-Demand
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
Feb 05
12:00AM
12:00AM

Report It! Understanding the Environmental Reporting Requirements

Webcasts - Available On-demand
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 21
Feb 04
12:00AM
12:00AM

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
Feb 12
12:00AM
12:00AM

Overcoming the Top 5 Challenges of Hours of Service

Webcasts - Available On-demand
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 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 10
1:00PM
2:00PM

Top FMLA Challenges: Tackling Tough Situations

Webcasts
If you’re new to the FMLA, or could use a refresher, join us for this complimentary webcast, where J. J. Keller experts will discuss the FMLA’s provisions, complete with real-life applications to help illustrate how to handle a variety of situations. This webcast will cover a range of challenges, including: • Determining employee eligibility, including what are “workdays” • Reasons that qualify for leave, including what constitutes a serious health condition • How to use certifications and recertifications to help document your decisions • Tracking leave, including intermittent • Pay considerations, including holidays • Yes, even some tips to help avoid FMLA abuse This free one-hour webcast will include a live Q&A session.
Feb 11
10:00AM
10:45AM

Avoiding Audits with Drug & Alcohol Testing Tips

Webcasts
Insights and Best Practices from J. J. Keller experts! Violating the FMCSA’s drug & alcohol testing regulations can result in violations, fines, higher CSA BASIC scores—and audits! If you fully understand the requirements and implement best practices, you can keep your company protected. This webcast will clearly explain… • Recent regulatory updates, including the CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse • The Controlled Substances & Alcohol BASIC recordkeeping requirements • The different types of audits and investigations, and how carriers are targeted • How to use the Safety Management Cycle to prevent violations • Ways to prepare for — and prevent — an FMCSA audit Plus, you can bring your drug & alcohol testing questions to have them answered during a live Q&A session!
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!
Feb 17
10:00AM
11:30AM

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.
Feb 24
10:00AM
11:30AM

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

Webcasts - Virtual Event
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
10:00AM
10:30AM

The Spike in FMCSA Remote Audits — Are You Next?

Webcasts
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!