Transportation Safety

Course Titles and Descriptions

CMV Accident Procedures

The main objective of this session is to inform you about postaccident procedures. By the time the session is over, you should be able to recognize the importance of taking proper action following an accident; identify postaccident procedures; understand alcohol and drug test requirements and procedures; respond effectively to emergency situations arising from an accident; and provide complete and accurate information about the accident to your employer.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Inspections

The main objective of this session is to explain the requirements of federal CMV inspection regulations. By the time this session is over, you should be able to understand the inspection, repair, and maintenance requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; perform pre- and postoperation vehicle inspections and write and review inspection reports; identify periodic inspection requirements; and comprehend inspector qualifications and recordkeeping requirements under the regulations. 17 minutes.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Logs

The main objective of this CMV driver logs session is to provide you with the information you need to complete the daily driver’s log fully and correctly. By the time the session is over, you should be able to identify and make a record of duty status requirements; complete the daily log correctly; log changes of duty status accurately on the grid; and retain and submit logs in a timely manner.

Defensive Driving: Commercial Motor Vehicles

Commercial truck drivers have more nonfatal injuries than workers in any other occupation. Half of the nonfatal CMV driver injuries are serious sprains and strains, and the other injuries are bruises, fractures, cuts and lacerations, soreness, and multiple trauma. This online defensive driving training safety course has been designed for drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles to teach defensive driving safety techniques while at work.

Defensive Driving: Commercial Motor Vehicles (Spanish)

Commercial truck drivers have more nonfatal injuries than workers in any other occupation. Half of the nonfatal CMV driver injuries are serious sprains and strains, and the other injuries are bruises, fractures, cuts and lacerations, soreness, and multiple trauma. This online defensive driving training safety course has been designed for Spanish-speaking drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles to teach defensive driving safety techniques while at work.

DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing Rules: What Supervisors Need to Know

Employees will learn what is required under the rules, how to recognize the performance effects of drug and alcohol use, identify signs and symptoms of substance use on the job, and make proper reasonable-suspicion determinations. Learn more by participating in this DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing training session.

DOT Alcohol and Drug Training for Supervisors

The main objective of this session is to train supervisors who oversee commercial drivers that perform safety-sensitive functions to make reasonable suspicion determinations for drug and alcohol use in compliance with DOT’s alcohol and drug regulations at 49 CFR 382.603 (training for supervisors), and the organization’s policy and procedures.

By the time the session is over, supervisors will be able to identify the requirements of DOT’s alcohol and drug regulations; understand how alcohol and drugs affect health and performance; identify signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug use; make appropriate reasonable suspicion determinations; conduct effective reasonable suspicion interviews; and understand when alcohol and drug tests are required and how tests are conducted.

Driver Qualifications (INT)

The objective of this training session is to help you understand the qualification requirements that apply to you as the driver of a commercial motor vehicle. By the end of this session, you should have a good understanding of what the driver qualification requirements are and how to comply with them, what your driver qualification file is and what it contains, and the investigations your motor carrier is required to perform both during the hiring process and while you are employed as a CMV driver.

Driver Wellness

In order to do your job well, you have to be well. Your good health is an important part of everything you do—both on the job and off. Today, we’re going to talk about some wellness strategies you can use to help prevent accidents and injuries on the job. We’ll also talk about simple ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle that will assist in avoiding disease and disabilities so that you keep working and keep doing all the things you like to do in your life.

Extreme Weather Driving for All Drivers

The main objective of this session is to provide safety tips for driving in extreme weather so that you can avoid accidents and breakdowns. By the time the session is over, you should be able to recognize extreme weather driving hazards; identify appropriate safe driving precautions for different weather conditions; prepare yourself and your vehicle for any kind of weather; and prevent accidents and reach your destination safely when driving in extreme weather conditions.

Flaggers’ Safety in Highway Work Zones

The main objective of this session is to provide you with important information about your duties as a flagger and about temporary traffic control zone safety generally. By the time this session is over, you will be able to recognize the hazards of flagging; identify different sections of a temporary traffic control zone; understand the temporary traffic control plan and your responsibilities as a flagger; effectively use signaling devices; and safely position warning signs, tapers, and flagging stations.

Hazardous Materials Transportation

This training session will teach you to recognize and identify hazardous materials; understand hazardous material (hazmat) container markings, labels, and placards; load and unload hazardous materials safely; use protective procedures and equipment; avoid accidents with hazardous materials; respond to an emergency; and recognize and respond to security threats.

Hazmat Transportation: Hazardous Materials Table

This session will cover the Hazardous Materials Table. The table is an essential part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s hazardous materials, or hazmat, regulations. Understanding the table and knowing how to use it effectively helps ensure safe transport of hazardous materials and compliance with the regulations. The Hazardous Materials Table lists some 3,000 hazardous materials alphabetically by proper shipping name. The table provides you with the information needed to complete shipping papers, mark and label hazmat packages, select appropriate placarding, and perform other transportation-related duties in compliance with the regulations.

Hazmat Transportation: Packaging Safety

The main objective of this session is to ensure that you prepare hazardous materials safely for shipment. By the time the session is over, you should be able to identify the packaging requirements of the hazardous materials transportation regulations; determine hazard class, identification (ID) number, packing group, and other essential information about hazardous materials to be shipped; select appropriate packaging for shipments; and package shipments in compliance with the regulations.

Hazmat Transportation: Security Awareness

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements at 49 CFR 172.704 Subpart H are designed to enhance the security of hazardous materials transported in commerce. As part of these requirements, shippers and carriers of certain hazardous materials must develop and implement security plans. Also, all shippers and carriers of hazardous materials must ensure that their employee training programs include a component on security. This course covers Hazmat transportation security awareness training.

Hazmat Transportation: Security Plans

The main objective of this session is to familiarize you with the hazmat transportation security plan and the security precautions you must take to help prevent breaches of security. By the time the session is over, you should be able to recognize hazmat transportation security risks; understand the hazmat transportation security plan; prevent unauthorized access to hazardous materials; and protect hazmat shipments en route.

Hours-of-Service Rules

As a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV, driver, you have a lot of responsibility. The biggest concern is safety. The federal hours-of-service, or HOS, rules were developed to reduce the likelihood of driver fatigue, fatigue-related crashes, and health effects of driving long hours. Although crash rates have been falling, thousands of people are still injured and killed in truck crashes each year, including hundreds of truck drivers. HOS rules put limits on when and how long you may drive, with the goal that these limits will help ensure that you stay awake and alert while driving and also help protect your health and safety. This course will review the requirements of the federal HOS rules and explain how they affect your job.

Infectious Materials Transportation

Most incidents involving hazardous substances like infectious materials can be prevented if employees are trained in proper safety procedures and follow the requirements of the infectious materials transportation regulations. The more employees know about infectious materials transportation, the safer they will be personally and the safer the shipments will be as well. The main objective of this online infectious materials transportation safety course is to help teach employees the requirements of the infectious materials transportation regulations and the ways you can help prevent transportation incidents involving these hazardous materials.

Safe Driving Techniques for CMVs

The main objective of this session is to provide you with information on safe driving techniques for commercial motor vehicles (CMV). By the end of the session, you should be able to understand the basics of safely operating a commercial motor vehicle; know the risks of unsafe operation of CMVs; identify and avoid risky driving behaviors; and operate a CMV safely.

Snow and Ice Removal Safety

The main objective of this session is to help you perform snow and ice removal duties safely to prevent accidents, injuries, or illness. By the time this session is over, you will be able to recognize snow and ice removal hazards; inspect equipment properly and use it safely; avoid slips, trips, and falls; shovel and lift safely to prevent back injuries; remove snow safely from roofs; and understand and prevent cold-related illness.

The Dangers of Distracted Driving: A Guide for CMVs

The main objective of this session is to provide you with information on avoiding distracted driving in commercial motor vehicles (CMV). By the end of the session, you should be able to understand the definition of and different categories of distracted driving; identify and avoid distractions when behind the wheel; understand FMCSA regulations as they pertain to driver distractions; and recognize distracted driving in other vehicles.

Transporting Hazardous Materials Safely

The main objective of this course is to provide you with the information you need to contribute to hazardous materials transportation safety. By the time the course is over, you should be able to recognize and identify hazardous materials; understand shipment markings, labels, placards, documentation, and package requirements; load and unload hazardous materials safely; use personal protective equipment (PPE) and procedures; avoid accidents with hazardous materials; respond effectively to emergencies; and recognize and respond to security threats.

Whistleblower Protections (INT)

The objective of this training session is to help you understand your rights under whistleblower protection laws. By the end of this session, you will understand your right to a safe and healthy workplace, your specific rights as a motor carrier employee, what protected activity is and what it includes, what retaliation is, when and how to file a complaint about unsafe working conditions or motor carrier safety violations, when and how to file a retaliation complaint, your rights and protections as a whistleblower, how whistleblower complaints are investigated, and the outcome you can expect after filing a retaliation complaint.