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J. J. Keller® DOT Consulting

Protect your company, reduce your risk, and improve your safety & compliance with DOT Consulting Services.

In the world of fleet compliance, J. J. Keller is the nation's most-trusted source for guidance and solutions. Working with companies from coast-to-coast, our Transportation Consultants offer significant value to fleets by way of ongoing programs that reduce CSA scores, prevent accidents, provide audit protection and minimize fines and litigation.

 

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Safety & Compliance Programs

Ongoing programs, designed specifically for your situation, enable you to receive significant value for improving compliance and helping to implement best practices. On average, our clients see a 47% improvement in their CSA scores as a result of working with us over time.

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DOT Compliance & Safety Program Management

Improve fleet compliance & safety with ongoing guidance & resources.

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Hazardous Materials Compliance & Safety Program

Protecting companies that handle, package, ship, receive or transport hazardous materials or hazardous waste.

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Total Compliance Care™

A unique combination of regulatory consulting and ongoing compliance support.

 

"The consultants arrived in a timely manner, conducted the audits in a professional way, worked well with our staff and were able to condense the information they gathered into reports that were well put together and easy to understand. We are not experts in this area and relied heavily on our consultants."

— Larry Schofield, Facilities Leader for Cummins Sales & Service Western Canada Region

Audits & Assessments

Get an objective evaluation of your compliance with a FMCSA mock audit or J. J. Keller® Diagnostic Audit & Assessment. You'll get a written summary along with recommendations for improving any compliance gaps.

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DOT Diagnostic Audit & Assessment

A best practice approach that goes beyond a traditional audit.

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DOT Audit Assistance Services

Experts help you prepare for or respond to DOT audits.

 

"One thing I would recommend for new clients is to focus on the DOT mock audits, so you know what to focus on to pass a DOT audit. These are really helpful to identify where your gaps are and what you need to focus on improving, so you can be prepared to pass a DOT inspection."

— Michael Johnson, Corporate Fleet Manager for Brookdale Senior Living

Training

An effective training program can keep your drivers safe & your company in compliance. Rely on J. J. Keller Consulting to help you train drivers, managers and supervisors with customized curriculum developed for your unique situation.

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Training & Curriculum Development

Protect your workforce with tailored, company-specific training and curriculum development services.

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Safe & Smart Driver Training

Consulting service helping companies improve driver safety with on-site training.

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Hazardous Materials Multi-Modal Training

Protecting companies that handle, package, ship, receive or transport hazardous materials.

 

"The main reason why we chose J. J. Keller was their 60+ years in the industry and the experience. We have significant amount of proof that you guys are the subject-matters experts with the DOT. Some of the mock DOT audits, resources and training capabilities were available to all of our communities very quickly. J. J. Keller is really a one-stop shop for everything."

— Michael Johnson, Corporate Fleet Manager for Brookdale Senior Living

DOT Authority

We'll advise you on the proper registration & credentials you need to operate legally.

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US DOT Number Authority Filing

Let us obtain, correct or update US DOT numbers (MSCA-1 form or MCS-150 update form) for you.

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MC Number Interstate Operating Authority Filing

Let us help you set up your MC authority number.

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Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Filing

Let us register or renew your annual UCR for you.

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Process Agent BOC-3 Filing

Let us help you submit your BOC-3 form and establish process agents.

 

"J. J. Keller does a good job for me. I have used your services for a long time and always have a good experience."

— Paul Malzone, Owner of Data Destruction Services, LLC.

Other Services

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Policies & Procedures

Proper policies and procedures are the foundation of your compliance program. We'll make sure you have the right ones in place, and that they are compliant with regulations.

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Expert Testimony

Our credible, qualified and highly experienced transportation consultants will help protect your company during legal action.

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Government Reporting

Rely on your Consultant to help you with CSA reporting, DataQ challenges, accidents and more.

 

We'll keep your employees safe, protect your brand, and make regulations manageable. Learn more today by filling out the form below or by calling 888-473-4638!

Meet Our Team

Below are just some of J. J. Keller's transportation practice consultants located across the country that bring deep regulatory knowledge with decades of practical experience to the table for clients.

Todd Ward

Todd Ward, Consulting Practice Manager

  • 30+ years in transportation
  • 11 years as an FMCSA safety investigator
  • Hazardous Materials Instructor
  • Certified CMV Inspector, CVSA

It's my goal to empower clients with knowledge and training, and to ensure they have the proper procedures and best practices in place to be effective and successful.

Ed Emerick

Ed Emerick, Lead Safety Consultant

  • 32+ years in transportation
  • TSI certified (Transportation Safety Institute)
  • DGI certified for transportation of hazmat and dangerous goods
  • FMCSA regulatory compliance

My goal is to make sure my client has a workforce that understands the regulations and required safety practices so they can work safely, with fewer injuries and penalties, and less liability exposure.

Bruce Walters

Bruce Walters, Safety Consultant

  • 30+ years in transportation
  • Certified FMCSA National Training Center auditor
  • NATMI Certified Director of Safety Training (North American Transportation Management Institute)
  • FMCSA regulatory compliance
  • Fleet safety program development

I have spent the majority of my working life dedicated to the issues of safety and compliance. These are the most important components for any motor carrier. I strive to educate my clients, become a part of their team, and assist them in achieving their safety and compliance goals.

Find out how J. J. Keller can help you meet your compliance goals.

Talk with a compliance specialist today at 888-473-4638. Or, fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we'll be in touch with you soon!

Events

Nov 14
1:00PM
2:00PM

Compliance and Enforcement: A panel discussion on HOS strategies for 2019

Webcasts
The 2019 hours of service compliance deadline requires that fleets currently using automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) transition to using only compliant electronic logging devices (ELDs). This a greater transition and is more complex than most think. Join us for our panel discussion Making the Transition from AOBRD to ELD. This webcast features guests from state and federal enforcement and a fleet manager? who has already completed the transition. In this webcast you’ll hear: •A review of the latest A&I data •Enforcement perspectives: •Driver issues on the road today •What can fleets do to prepare and train drivers for roadside inspections •How audits are evolving with less paper and more electronic records •How a fleet can prepare for this new approach •Rising Use and Misuse of Personal Conveyance •Specific differences between AOBRDs and ELDs •Specific differences between AOBRDs and ELDs •A Fleet’s Journey: Cardinal Glass •Planning for the transition •Unexpected obstacles •Driver Challenges •Results •2019 Enforcement - What to Expect This webcast includes a Q&A session.
Nov 15
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 compliance. Recent regulation changes may strongly impact your current policies and procedures. Join us as we discuss: •the process of policy development •how the 6 Factors relate to your policies, •the importance of having policies, and •how to handle policy changes This webcast will include sample policies and a Q&A session.
Nov 27
8:00AM
2:30PM

DOT Audits - What You Need To Know

Executive Seminars - Long Beach, CA
Join J. J. Keller experts, Safety Consultant, Angela Rose-Lane, Account Executive, Dennis Isherwood and our special guest speaker Fleet Attorney, Doug Marcello for this complimentary educational seminar on DOT Audits for the experienced fleet professional! You'll gain valuable information on DOT audit prevention strategies, guidance on implementing FMCSA's "Safety Management Cycle" within the CSA Seven Basics and how to take your safety programs to the next level - beyond compliance! Call 800-843-3174 x8150 to register now.
Nov 27
8:00AM
2:30PM

DOT Audits - What You Need To Know

Executive Seminars - Jacksonville, FL
Join J. J. Keller experts for this complimentary educational seminar on DOT Audits for the experienced fleet professional! You'll gain valuable information on DOT audit prevention strategies, guidance on implementing FMCSA's "Safety Management Cycle" within the CSA Seven Basics and how to take your safety programs to the next level - beyond compliance!Call 800-843-3174 x8150 to register now.
Nov 29
10:00AM
10:30AM

The BASICs of Auditing: Ensuring Driver Fitness

Webcasts
Given the sheer volume of records that motor carriers are expected to maintain to ensure their drivers are fully qualified, it’s no wonder that mistakes can happen. When they do, it can lead to claims by a lawyer or an auditor that an unqualified driver was behind the wheel of a regulated vehicle, which can have serious consequences for the driver and company. Your driver qualification (DQ) files and the Safety Management Controls you have in place to ensure your drivers are fully qualified at all times will be closely scrutinized during a DOT audit. Violations can result in fines, a lowered safety rating, and higher scores in the Driver Fitness BASIC. This webcast will help you prepare for, and even avoid, a DOT audit of your driver qualification records and practices.
Dec 04
8:00AM
2:30PM

DOT Essentials - A Green Book Review for the Fleet Professional

Executive Seminars - Madison, WI
Join J. J. Keller experts for this complimentary educational seminar entitled DOT Essentials: A Green Book Review for the Fleet Professional! You'll gain fresh insights and review the essential requirements for fleet compliance as found in the Code of Federal Regulations/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations using your free copy of the J. J. Keller FMCSR "green book" as a reference tool. This seminar is highly beneficial for seasoned safety professionals and those just entering the fleet industry. Come early for the ELD Bonus Session on “Hours of Service and Managing Your Operation with ELDs”! Get the latest updates on ELD enforcement and guidance on submitting successful DataQs, managing your electronic data, and tools to take your compliance program beyond the ELD. Use the link or call 800-843-3174 x8150 to register.
Dec 04
8:00AM
2:30PM

DOT Audits - What You Need To Know

Executive Seminars - Dallas, TX
Join J. J. Keller experts for this complimentary educational seminar on DOT Audits for the experienced fleet professional! You'll gain valuable information on DOT audit prevention strategies, guidance on implementing FMCSA's "Safety Management Cycle" within the CSA Seven Basics and how to take your safety programs to the next level - beyond compliance! Call 800-843-3174 x8150 to register now.
Dec 04
1:00PM
2:00PM

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

Webcasts
Are your records in order for an audit? Are you prepared? 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 •Medical Cards/MVR •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 help ensure compliance. Other topics will include electronic signatures and photocopies, scanning, and other paperwork-related topics. This one-hour webcast will include a question and answer session.
Dec 05
1:00PM
2:00PM

Driver Qualification Town Hall: Hot topics in DQ file management

Webcasts
Ensuring that 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. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! 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) •Non-Compliance We'll also leave time to take your questions during our live Q&A.
Dec 06
1:00PM
2:00PM

Hours-of-Service: A Blueprint for 2019 Compliance

Webcasts
Do you want to minimize the pain of another transition? To successfully navigate the complexity of the ELD mandate and be compliant by December 16, 2019, this webcast will illuminate the path by covering the following: •The transition timeline and change management, •AOBRD and ELD differences for drivers and the back office, •Auditing with electronic logs, and •Policies and procedures. We will also reserve time for a Q&A session.
Dec 11
8:00AM
2:30PM

DOT Essentials - A Green Book Review for the Fleet Professional

Executive Seminars - Sacramento, CA
Join J. J. Keller experts for this complimentary educational seminar entitled DOT Essentials: A Green Book Review for the Fleet Professional! You'll gain fresh insights and review the essential requirements for fleet compliance as found in the Code of Federal Regulations/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations using your free copy of the J. J. Keller FMCSR "green book" as a reference tool. This seminar is highly beneficial for seasoned safety professionals and those just entering the fleet industry. Come early for the ELD Bonus Session on “Hours of Service and Managing Your Operation with ELDs”! Get the latest updates on ELD enforcement and guidance on submitting successful DataQs, managing your electronic data, and tools to take your compliance program beyond the ELD. Use the link or call 800-843-3174 x8150 to register.
Dec 11
8:00AM
2:30PM

DOT Audits - What You Need To Know

Executive Seminars - Raleigh, NC
Join J. J. Keller experts for this complimentary educational seminar on DOT Audits for the experienced fleet professional! You'll gain valuable information on DOT audit prevention strategies, guidance on implementing FMCSA's "Safety Management Cycle" within the CSA Seven Basics and how to take your safety programs to the next level - beyond compliance! Call 800-843-3174 x8150 to register now.
Dec 12
10:00AM
10:30AM

Compliance Brief: Unassigned Drive Time

Webcasts
One of the most common problems carriers have with electronic logging systems is dealing with unassigned driving events. However, due to a requirement in the ELD mandate rule, carriers MUST deal with it! In this webcast, you’ll learn: •what a carrier must do with unassigned driving time, •how a carrier should manage it, and more importantly, •why a carrier should be dealing quickly and decisively with any unassigned driving time that makes it to the back office.
Dec 13
8:00AM
2:30PM

DOT Audits - What You Need To Know

Executive Seminars - Nashville, TN
Join J. J. Keller experts for this complimentary educational seminar on DOT Audits for the experienced fleet professional! You'll gain valuable information on DOT audit prevention strategies, guidance on implementing FMCSA's "Safety Management Cycle" within the CSA Seven Basics and how to take your safety programs to the next level - beyond compliance! Call 800-843-3174 x8150 to register now.
Dec 18
10:00AM
11:00AM

HOS Training Checklist: 8 rules drivers must know

Webcasts
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 for electronic and paper logs •The 100 and 150 air-mile radius exceptions •Other “popular” exceptions since the electronic logging mandate started •Key differences between AOBRDs and ELDs We will also save time for a Q&A session!
Dec 19
10:00AM
10:30AM

Compliance Brief: Understanding DOT Authority

Webcasts
Carrier registration goes well beyond registering with the FMCSA and obtaining a USDOT number. Some for-hire carriers are also required to have authority. States can also require carriers - even private carriers - to obtain authority to engage in intrastate transportation. Getting all the right boxes checked can be overwhelming. During this webcast we'll discuss the different types of authority, who needs authority to operate, what's required to obtain authority, what else is required when a carrier is for-hire, and the consequences of not having the proper authorities in place. In addition, we'll take a look at some other registration programs tied to authority, namely Unified Carrier Registration (UCR), the Unified Registration System (URS), and hazardous material registrations. Join us for this informative and engaging webcast. Together, we’ll make sure that you stay on the straight and narrow.
Jan 08
8:00AM
2:30PM

DOT Essentials - A Green Book Review for the Fleet Professional

Executive Seminars - Louisville, KY
Join J. J. Keller experts for this complimentary educational seminar entitled DOT Essentials: A Green Book Review for the Fleet Professional! You'll gain fresh insights and review the essential requirements for fleet compliance as found in the Code of Federal Regulations/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations using your free copy of the J. J. Keller FMCSR "green book" as a reference tool. This seminar is highly beneficial for seasoned safety professionals and those just entering the fleet industry. Come early for the ELD Bonus Session on “Hours of Service and Managing Your Operation with ELDs”! Get the latest updates on ELD enforcement and guidance on submitting successful DataQs, managing your electronic data, and tools to take your compliance program beyond the ELD. Use the link or call 800-843-3174 x8150 to register.
Jan 08
8:00AM
2:30PM

DOT Audits - What You Need To Know

Executive Seminars - Houston, TX
Join J. J. Keller experts Sr. Safety Consultant, Steve Frisch and Sr. Regional Account Executive, Arty Bentch for this complimentary educational seminar on DOT Audits for the experienced fleet professional! You'll gain valuable information on DOT audit prevention strategies, guidance on implementing FMCSA's "Safety Management Cycle" within the CSA Seven Basics and how to take your safety programs to the next level - beyond compliance! Call 800-843-3174 x8150 to register now.

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