Transportation Safety Director Certification

Industry-leading safety director training program designed to save your operation time, energy, and money.

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The Transportation Safety Director Certification Program includes 20 expanded
training modules to address driver training, loss control, BASIC score breakdowns,
and other safety management topics.

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Certificate of Completion
Everyone who completes our Transportation Safety Director Certification Program receives a Certificate of Completion. Download the certificate and send to your insurance company to negotiate a better premium!

Certifications are valid for one year from date awarded.

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Transportation Safety Director Certification

Below are the modules and topics included in the certification program.

Course Introduction

Topics Covered:
1. Welcome to the Program
2. Course Syllabus
3. How to Navigate the Program

FMCSA Resources

Topics Covered:
1. DOT PIN Number
2. Safer
3. CSA SMS BASIC Scores
4. UCR-Unified Carrier Registration
5. FMCSA
6. eCFR
7. Pre-Employment Screening Program
8. ELD Main Page
9. Office Drug and Alcohol
10. Drug and Alcohol Clearing
11. MCS-150 Report
12. DataQs
13. Hazardous Materials
14. TWIC

Insurance Companies

Topics Covered:
1. Areas Insurance Companies Evaluate
2. Loss Runs (Accident List)
3. DOT Compliance Score
4. CSA SMS Scores
5. Safety/Training Program
6. Loss Control Audits
7. Insurance Agents
8. Keep Them in the Loop
9. Provide Them Documentation to Supply Insurance Company
10. Help Them Advocate for a Better Rate
11. Your Responsibilities to Your Insurance Company

Safety Program

Topics Covered:
1. Safety Program Design
2. Driver Communication
3. Group Safety Meetings
4. Individual Safety Meetings
5. Safety Policy
6. Safety Program Design
7. Group Safety Meetings Form
8. Individual Safety Meetings Form
9. Safety Policy Form

Driver Training

Topics Covered:
1. Keep it Simple
2. Documented and Organized
3. Focused on CSA SMS BASIC Scores
4. File set up
5. Use checklists
6. Develop training to eliminate recurring violations
7. Develop training to eliminate the frequency of accidents
8. Orientation Checklist Form
9. Driver In-Service Training Log Form
10. Individual Safety Meeting Discussion Form
11. File Setup
12. File Folder
13. Notebooks
14. Electronic Documentation

Driver Handbook

Topics Covered:
1. Keep it Simple
2. Handbook Focus
3. Handbook Reviews
4. Driver Procedures
5. Keep a copy
6. Modify to fit your company
7. Minimum Recommended Policies
8. Table of Contents
9. Sample Letter to Agent

Driver Supervision

Topics Covered:
1. Focus on CSA SMS BASIC Scores
2. Develop Call-In Procedures
3. Train Your Dispatchers
4. Conduct Regular Driver Reviews
5. Consider Telematics
6. Document Disciplinary Actions
7. Progressive Disciplinary Policy
8. Employee Written Warning
9. Trip Evaluation Form (Passenger Only)

Driver Incentives

Topics Covered:
1. Focus on Reducing CSA Scores
2. Can Help with Driver Retention
3. Tax Implications
4. Common Programs

Passenger Program (Trucking Operations only)

Topics Covered:
1. Get Permission from Agent
2. Passenger Programs are a Privilege
3. Driver incentive/Recruitment
4. File Setup

Unsafe Driving BASIC

Topics Covered:
1. CSA SMS Score-Unsafe Driving Overview
2. Common Violations
3. Drivers Should Pay any Fines
4. Progressive Disciplinary Program
5. Policies and Procedures
6. Insurance Company Watches Closely

Crash Indicator BASIC

Topics Covered:
1. Crash Indicator BASIC Score
2. Causes of Lost Money
3. The Main Goal
4. Accident Investigation Should be Organized
5. Most Important Rule
6. File Setup
7. Cooperate with Your Insurance Company’s Claim Department
8. Advise Your Employees
9. Send a Complete Copy of Your Investigation File
10. Post-Accident Drug and Alcohol Testing
11. Post-Accident Defensive Driver Training

Hours of Service BASIC

Topics Covered:
1. Scores
2. BASIC Score
3. Driver OOS Rate
4. Common Violations
5. Regulations
6. Exemptions
7. HOS Rules-ELD
8. Truck Operations
9. Passenger Operations
10. Written ELD Policy
11. Supporting Documentation
12. Retention Policy
13. Dispatcher Training

Vehicle Maintenance BASIC

Topics Covered:
1. Maintenance Scores
2. DataQs
3. Keep Equipment Clean
4. Tracking Preventative Maintenance
5. Preventative Maintenance Schedules
6. File Setup
7. Inspections
8. Roadside Repairs-Cost
9. Certifications
10. Owner Operators

Controlled Substance & Alcohol BASIC

Topics Covered:
1. Creating In-House Program
2. Controlled Substance and Alcohol BASIC Score
3. Regulations
4. DOT Percentages
5. Clearing House
6. Testing
7. Consortium
8. How to Find a Clinic
9. Obtain Drug and Alcohol Policy
10. Do Not Dispatch Driver Before Results Are Received
11. Storage
12. SAP Program

Driver Fitness BASIC

Topics Covered:
1. Expiring Documents
2. Regulation Reference
3. BASIC Scores
4. Driver Qualification File Setup
5. Rehire Procedures
6. Do Not Dispatch Driver Until Qualification is Complete
7. Paper Files vs. Digital Files
8. Keep Files in Locked Cabinet or Office
9. Retention Regulation
10. Purge Files

Loss Control

Topics Covered:
1. What is Loss Control?
2. Is it Required?
3. Policy Conditions
4. Underwriter Requires
5. Always Notify Your Insurance Agent
6. What to Expect
7. What is Reviewed? (Safety and DOT Compliance)
8. Insurance Company Focus

Compliance Review

Topics Covered:
1. What is a Compliance Review?
2. What to Expect
3. Expect Auditors to Be Unfriendly
4. Preparing for a Review
5. Organize Documents
6. Notify Insurance Agent
7. Areas of Review
8. Triggers for a Review
9. Possible Rating Given
10. Bad Review
11. Respond to Intervention

Terminal Security

Topics Covered:
1. Insurance Company Wants You to Keep Losses to a Minimum
2. All employees are Responsible for Security
3. Multiple Locations
4. Network to Learn About Theft Rings
5. Security Options to Consider
6. Natural Disaster Plan

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