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March 18, 2020 - FMCSA’S NEW DRUG AND ALCOHOL CLEARINGHOUSE - 10 AM CST

Effective January 6, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse began requiring FMCSA-regulated motor carriers, Medical Review Officers, Substance Abuse Professionals, and private, third-party USDOT drug and alcohol testing management companies to record information about a driver who fails a drug and/or alcohol test; refuses to submit to a drug and/or alcohol test; and successfully completes a substance abuse program and is legally qualified to return to duty. It also requires carriers to “query” that database for drivers they employ. In this webcast, we will cover the motor carrier requirements and processes for making entries and queries.

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March 19, 2020 - DRIVER QUALIFICATION AND SCREENING - 10 AM CST

What is meant by the term “driver qualifications”? There is a large body of regulations devoted to what is involved with qualifying a driver, specifically sections in Parts 382, 383, and 391. However, there is much more to “qualifying” a driver than following the regulations. In this webcast, we will discuss the policies and procedures a carrier should have to make sure that it is not hiring an unqualified driver or its next problem.

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May 20, 2020 - USING DATAQS TO CHALLENGE ACCIDENT DETERMINATIONS - 10 AM CST

As FMCSA has made the crash preventability demonstration program permanent, it has become incumbent that motor carriers understand how the program works. In this webcast we will review what FMCSA considers an accident, how carriers are to record them, and the process of challenging the DOT classification of the accident via the FMCSA’s DataQs website. We will then discuss why a carrier should participate in the preventability program, and when and how a carrier can request that a crash be considered “not-preventable.”

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May 21, 2020 - ACCIDENT PROTOCOLS - 10 AM CST

The worst has happened. One of your drivers has been involved in a serious accident. Now what? So many things need to be done correctly, and one mistake can have catastrophic consequences. In this webcast we will look at the steps you should take to prepare for a serious accident; what you need to do in the first critical hours after the accident; and what you need to do in the weeks, months, and even years that follow.

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July 15, 2020 - ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS - 10 AM CST

A roadside inspection is a high-stress, and sometimes confusing and even mysterious experience for your driver. Having the driver knowledgeable and comfortable with the roadside inspection process can improve the outcome in a lot of cases. This webcast will provide carrier personnel with knowledge that can be shared with the drivers to help reduce the stress and the mysteries when it comes to roadside inspections and help improve the outcomes when it comes to them. In this webcast will discuss:

  • How drivers and vehicles are selected for inspection;
  • The regulatory issues that are being looked at during the inspection, including electronic logs;
  • The process and procedures involved in the inspection;
  • What will be asked of the driver; and
  • Most importantly, how and why to share this information with your drivers.

 

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July 16, 2020 - HOW TO SURVIVE A DOT SAFETY AUDIT - 10 AM CST

In this webcast we will discuss the different types of investigations conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the regulations and processes involved in a FMCSA investigation (audit), including: :

  • The selection process used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to select carriers for investigation
  • The “six factors,” including the required records used in each factor
  • The selection method used by the investigator when deciding which drivers and vehicles to audit
  • The audit scoring/carrier safety ratings

We will also discuss the how to prevent an audit, the latest news related to auditing, the top violations discovered during audits, and the steps necessary to be prepared for an audit.

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October 14, 2020 - DRIVER FATIGUE AND HOURS OF SERVICE - 10 AM CST

In this webcast, we will discuss the hours-of-service regulations as they stand today and any official action that might be underway to change them. In addition, we will explore how to deal with unassigned driving time (correctly). Developing a company policy on use of the FMCSA "personal conveyance" guidance promotes efficiency, supports safety and protects your company from litigation. We will also look at other methods used counter fatigue, and where information can be found to help you develop a cohesive fatigue management program. We will also look at other methods used counter fatigue, and where information can be found to help you develop a cohesive fatigue management program.

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October 15, 2020 - MEDICAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR DRIVERS - 10 AM CST

In this webcast we will be looking at the seemingly ever-changing driver qualifications requirements. We will discuss driver qualification file requirements and updates to background materials that medical examiners use. Finally, we will also be looking at present status of, and potential upcoming changes to, the driver qualifications standards, including sleep apnea, insulin dependent diabetes, and monocular vision.

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