DOT I: INTRODUCTION TO DOT COMPLIANCE AND FLEET SAFETY
This 2-day class is designed to give you the foundation, industry terms, perspective, and interpretation you need so you can understand how DOT Compliance really works. You will review and discuss DOT classifications, regulations, policies, DOT audits and procedures. With this information you will begin to understand how a safety rating is calculated and what it means to be compliant. The information in this course is up to date, and presented in terms you can understand. You will learn exactly what the DOT expects of you, your company, and your drivers.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: (BUT NOT LIMITED TO)
If you are new to the transportation industry. If you have taken a new position at your company that requires you to understand DOT Compliance and Fleet Safety. If you are in a compliance support position with a need to know. If you just need a refresher.
Supervisors of Driver, Lead Drivers, Shipping Managers, Traffic Managers, Fleet Managers, Logistics Managers, Compliance Manager, Transportation Managers, Safety Directors, Safety Managers, Safety Engineering Managers, Vice President/General Managers, Presidents/Owners , Administrators, Human Resource Managers, and anyone else involved in the support/operations of motor vehicles.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- Quickly build a solid foundation and learn industry terms, definitions
- Understand who is governed by the DOT, its framework, how it works and who DOT regulations apply to.
- Learn about DOT classifications and the differences between a “Motor Carrier” and a “Commercial Vehicle”.
- Learn what to expect during a DOT Audit and how an unsatisfactory or conditional rating can affect your operation
- Learn about “SMS” and “Safersys”
- Review the “Safety Rating Factors” and discover the possible rates for each area
- Review best practices for Hours-of-Service rule , Log Books and Log Book Audits.
- Learn about Safety Management, why it’s important and why it’s required
- Learn why Driver qualification files, Vehicle Maintenance and inspections are important.
- Understand what it means to be DOT compliant and much more…