Surviving DOT Audits, Intro to DOT Compliance, Understanding Violations and Minimizing Fines, State DOT Regulations
Part A: Introduction to DOT Compliance
The first portion is an overview of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and what you need to know to maintain compliance. We have condensed the most important performance measures you must make part of your company’s safety systems in order to be minimally compliant with the DOT regs. We will use a little-known tool – the MCS-150A – to illustrate your regulatory obligations. You will also be trained on the MCS-90, and what you need to do to safeguard your company’s safety record.
We will provide answers to the following questions and more:
> What is CSA and how does it affect you?
> What is a BASIC?
> Who needs to register with the FMCSA?
> What does the DOT (and everyone with internet access) know about this company?
> What do you need to do with and what can you do about this data?
> Are you required to have Motor Carrier (MC) Authority?
> What are the MOST IMPORTANT things you need to understand about Driver Fitness, Drug and Alcohol Testing, Fatigued Driving, and Vehicle Maintenance BASICs?
We break down safety controls into the separate BASICs so you can focus the necessary attention and resources on each area.
Part B: Surviving DOT Visits and Interventions
Everyone fears the DOT - but if you understand their processes better, you can be prepared. With this training you can ensure that when you receive communications from the DOT, you can do the right things to prepare for Compliance Reviews and other interventions, minimize damage during the visit, and take the right steps after the fact.
A Compliance Review (aka DOT audit) is the current process for the DOT to measure your compliance status, but is changing dramatically with the Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) program. We will train you to prepare for both, and have the proper documentation available during your review.
Part C: Understanding Violations and Minimizing Fines
There are thousands of things you are SUPPOSED to do. But there are certain things that YOU REALLY NEED TO FOCUS ON because they are critical and acute violations. Some of these can result in an Out of Service Order, putting you out of business indefinitely. There are also ’16 Deadly Sins’ that can cause you to immediately fail an audit. We will cover these AND the new hot-button topics the FMCSA has introduced with CSA. We will include tips and tricks to help minimize fines from prior violations, and steps to take moving forward that will help you avoid them altogether.
This DOT compliance seminar is designed for management and supervisors of new DOT entrants, human resource professionals with safety responsibilities, or even experienced Safety and Operations professionals that just want to stay current with the changing landscape. All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion to keep on file. Topics addressed in this workshop include, but are not limited to:
> Comprehensive Safety Analysis (formerly CSA 2010)
> FMCSA, DOT, PHMSA, and State agencies and how they interact
> Accident register and other documentation, as well as accident countermeasures
> Driver Qualification Process and Files
> DOT rules for drug and alcohol testing and all paperwork that is required
> Hours of Service rules, monitoring and auditing procedures
> Maintenance procedures and required documentation
> Required training for all employees
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