DOT Compliance and Safety Consultant support analysis for DOT Risk Management, Driver Services, Vehicle Services, Regulations, and HAZMAT procedures, customized training, and development for a wide range of Motor Carriers. Ensure the requirements of various compliance-related legislation such as FMCSA regulations and necessary processes are met. Follow industry best practices, determine growth, streamlining opportunities for the operation, and going beyond what is expected.
DOT 101 Training
This training will cover the Department of Transportation (DOT)/Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) Regulations and the applicability to the specific operation for beginner level participants to understand the basics of motor carrier compliance regulations. The audience will be walked through the area's government investigators review on or off-site for a full or partial audit. This training will include expectations as well as "best practices" for the fleet to incorporate into standard operating procedures to meet company needs as well as government requirements.
Specific areas to include:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR): Introduction to the Department of Transportation Compliance & Safety
DOT Compliance & Safety
Driver Qualification File
Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
Hours of Service
CMV Maintenance Management
Compliance Review Factors & CSA – Six Factors & Safety Ratings
Master the safety compliance skills necessary to survive a DOT safety audit
DOT Remote or Onsite Mock Audit
An in-depth analysis of various areas to assist the fleet better understand their operation against various government
General Required DOT Information (Registration, Recordkeeping, and Management) 49 CFR Parts 387 and 390
Driver Qualification & Requirements 49 CFR Parts 382, 383, 391
DOT Requirements for Operational/Driving – CFR Parts 392 and 395
Hours of Service (driver logs/time records / ELD's) including supporting documents, falsification reviews, audit processes, exemptions, and driver coaching communications for improvement 49 CFR Section 395
DOT Vehicle Maintenance – CFR Parts 393, 396
Hazardous Material – CFR 171, 177, 180, 397 (If Applicable)
Accidents 49 CFR 290
DOT Creation of Policies and Procedures
What are you doing to make sure your drivers are complying with the rules and regulations?" This is one of the first questions enforcements ask when conducting an audit or investigation at a motor carrier's facility.
The question posed by enforcement relates to a few simple sentences in the FMCSRs. Section 390.3(e) of the FMCSRs states that:
Every employer must be knowledgeable of and comply with all regulations in the FMCSRs that apply to that motor carrier's operations.
Every driver and employee must be instructed regarding, and must comply with, all applicable regulations contained in the FMCSRs; and
All motor vehicle equipment and accessories required by the FMCSRs must be maintained according to all relevant performance and design criteria outlined in the FMCSRs.
How does a motor carrier meet these requirements? The regulation goes no further than what is stated. A motor carrier can work toward meeting these requirements by having a comprehensive training program that includes the required training and training that meets the criteria of Section 390.3(e).
Regulations training is an essential aspect of your safety and training program. When an enforcement representative performs an investigation or audit, he/she is looking at a motor carrier's and driver's compliance with the regulations. If a driver does not understand the rules, how can he/she comply?
Driver Safety Meetings
Our DOT trainers offer various in-person or online training courses for the specific needs or weaknesses of your company.
Customized Training & Education
CDL Driver Training and Standards (Parts 380 and 383)
49 CFR 392 discusses requirements, such as those related to illness and fatigue, drug and alcohol use, and seat belt use, for anyone driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). It also identifies requirements that apply to carriers, brokers, and other parties in the logistics chain. Every CMV must be operated within the laws and regulations of its current jurisdiction.