Company Training

DOT Training

Having a routine training program in place for your drivers not only will make for a safer company, it will also ensure your drivers are constantly improving. We offer DOT Training in easy to understand, and easy to implement terms. We can come to your location or you can send your drivers to our training facility in Odessa, Tx. We can train your drivers on proper Vehicle Inspections, Hours of Service, D&A Awareness, OSHA Monthly Safety Meetings, Cargo Rollover, Hazmat Security Awareness, Roadside Inspection Etiquette & more! If you do not see a specific topic, give us a call and we can schedule a training package to fit your needs.

This training is a requirement for CDL Drivers who have less than 1 year of experience. We recommend this training for all new hires regardless of experience. § 380.503: Entry-level driver training requirements. Entry-level driver training must include instruction addressing the following four areas:

(a) Driver qualification requirements. The Federal rules on medical certification, medical examination procedures, general qualifications, responsibilities, and disqualifications based on various offenses, orders, and loss of driving privileges (part 391, subparts B and E of this subchapter).

(b) Hours of service of drivers. The limitations on driving hours, the requirement to be off-duty for certain periods of time, record of duty status preparation, and exceptions (part 395 of this subchapter). Fatigue countermeasures as a means to avoid crashes.

(c) Driver wellness. Basic health maintenance including diet and exercise. The importance of avoiding excessive use of alcohol.

(d) Whistleblower protection. The right of an employee to question the safety practices of an employer without the employee’s risk of losing a job or being subject to reprisals simply for stating a safety concern (29 CFR part 1978).

Log Book and timesheet rules can be confusing and difficult to understand. Especially how it relates to your specific operations. Our lecture and exercise based training shows your drivers how to complete the required paperwork, what the FMCSA Regulations say and how to interpret them to their particular situation. We give ample Q&A time and make sure they understand the rules and the importance of staying within those rules. Not just for your company but also for the driver as a professional.
Provides employees with a basic understanding of the problems associated with drug and alcohol use and the consequences of that use in the workplace. Employees learn when to say “when” and why to say “no”. Explains what a Drug-free Workplace policy says, the benefits to both employer and employees, the consequences for non-compliance and resources available.
Our Professional Truck Driver (PTD) program offers the most up-to-date training for different industries and classes of vehicles and conforms to all current US DOT standards based on The Large Truck Crash Causation Study announced by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This program can be easily modified to address any company’s specific equipment, driver issues and policies. Topics covered in DDC-PTD
Throughout the 6 or 4-hour course, participants learn how to recognize both potential and immediate hazards, how to avoid collisions in a variety of driving conditions, and how to choose safe and legal driving behaviors. The course addresses multiple defensive driving concepts and strategies. Participants are engaged through group activities, discussions and self-awareness oriented instruments that relate to their driving behaviors. Content covered in this course include:

  • How driver fatigue/stress affects operating a large truck
  • Proper vehicle maintenance and inspection
  • Steps for completing a Moral Responsibility Checklist
  • How to deal with changing driving condition and hazards
  • Identify physical/mental driver conditions that affect driving performance
  • Identifying blind spots, safe following/stopping distances, lane management and backing safely
  • Explain and demonstrate the three-step DDC Collision Prevention Formula
The training course provides an introduction to hazmat security, identification of potential targets and threats, and tools for law enforcement, industry and the hazmat community to increase hazmat security. This is a requirement every 3 years for Hazmat drivers. It covers:

  • Potential Targets
  • Daily Hazardous Shipments
  • Credible Catastrophic Activity
  • Potential Threats
  • En Route Security
  • Trip Planning Considerations
  • Prevention Tools
  • Developing a Security Program
  • Prevention Tools – Security Reviews
  • Prevention Tools – Employee Background Checks
  • Background Check Considerations
  • Prevention Tools – Facility Security
  • Annual Theft of Cargo
Focuses on the Supervisor’s role in maintaining an effective drug free workplace. Material includes: reasonable suspicion, signs and symptoms, stereotypes, intervention, enabling, documentation as well as DOT specific material.
With the new rule in place about DVIR’s Drivers may have a tendency not to do their pre/post-trip inspections at all. Or maybe they just do a quick walk around to check their lights? We go through every aspect of what they should be inspecting and how to do it.
Whether you have tank vehicles, overweight loads or just any CMV; your drivers should have cargo rollover training. This class goes over multiple types of vehicles, crash statistics, and proper actions drivers should take to prevent rollover crashes.
We have all heard “that cop was just being a jerk”! However, 99.9% of the time, this isn’t the case at all; cops are simply doing their job. Training your drivers on proper roadside etiquette is imperative to keeping your SMS Scores low.
Our training is designed to provide a broad understanding of wellness, health, and fitness topics for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers, especially truck and bus drivers. We identify the major health and fitness risks to commercial vehicle drivers. We discuss and examine the likely effects of these health risks on drivers’ lifestyle and their implications for truck and bus safety. Explain wellness, health, and fitness-focused alternatives to the sedentary lifestyles associated with commercial driving. Understand how to apply knowledge of wellness, health, and fitness principles to their own lives.
Our class teaches your employees on FMCSA and OSHA Whistleblower Protection as required by both FMCSA 380.503 & OSH Act.
Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) requires a higher level of knowledge, experience, skills, and physical abilities than that required to drive a non-commercial vehicle. It is also a big responsibility. It requires special skills and knowledge. We teach the necessary requirements as well as the consequences of not complying with FMCSA Regulations.
Take a National Safety Council court-approved course to receive one or both of the following benefits: Ticket Dismissal Texas state law allows motorists to dismiss one traffic ticket every 12 months by taking a court-approved driver safety course, with the permission of the court. Insurance Discount Some insurance companies will provide a discount (usually 10%) for three years on the liability portion of your auto insurance premiums if you provide proof of completion of a court-approved driver safety course.

This six-hour course is approved by the Texas Region XIII Education Service Center to satisfy the requirement of the Driver Safety Program.