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