Transportation Safety Course Catalog

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  Best Practices for CMV Drivers: Adverse Conditions and Emergency Situations

Overview

This "best practices" course covers one topic from the DOT/TSI Defensive Driving for CMV Drivers course: Adverse Conditions and Emergency Situations.

Learning Outcomes

This course teaches the concepts and skills necessary to:
  • Identify ways to respond to adverse conditions and emergency situations.
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  Best Practices for CMV Drivers: Changing Lanes and Passing

Overview

This "best practices" course covers one topic from the DOT/TSI Defensive Driving for CMV Drivers course: Changing Lanes and Passing.

Learning Outcomes

This course teaches the concepts and skills necessary to:
  • Recognize how to use defensive driving techniques to change lanes and pass other vehicles on the road safely.
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  Best Practices for CMV Drivers: Curves, Turns, and Downgrades

Overview

This "best practices" course covers one topic from the DOT/TSI Defensive Driving for CMV Drivers course: Curves, Turns, and Downgrades.

Learning Outcomes

This course teaches the concepts and skills necessary to:
  • Recognize how curves, turns, and downgrades and might lead to accidents and what a defensive driver should do to avoid the hazards of these situations.
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  Best Practices for CMV Drivers: Pedestrians and Passengers

Overview

This "best practices" course covers one topic from the DOT/TSI Defensive Driving for CMV Drivers course: Pedestrians and Passengers.

Learning Outcomes

This course teaches the concepts and skills necessary to:
  • List the procedures and rules for interacting with pedestrians and passengers in a way that reduces the risks of an accident.
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  Best Practices for CMV Drivers: Right-of-Way and Intersections

Overview

This "best practices" course covers one topic from the DOT/TSI Defensive Driving for CMV Drivers course: Right-of-Way and Intersections.

Learning Outcomes

This course teaches the concepts and skills necessary to:
  • Identify the steps for safely establishing right-of-way and for safe travel through intersections.
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  Best Practices for CMV Drivers: Start-Up, Back-Up, and Parking Procedures

Overview

This "best practices" course covers one topic from the DOT/TSI Defensive Driving for CMV Drivers course: Start-Up, Back-Up, and Parking Procedures.

Learning Outcomes

This course teaches the concepts and skills necessary to:
  • Recognize how to avoid the hazards associated with starting up and/or backing up a parked CMV and list ways to help drivers avoid accidents with a parked CMV.
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  Cargo Securement for Drivers: Automobiles, Light Trucks, and Vans, and Flattened or Crushed Vehicles

Overview

When cargo is transported on the highway, the cargo must be securely placed on or in the vehicle. Loose or falling cargo causes accidents sometimes severe accidents. As a driver, you need to make sure your cargo is secure.

This course provides details on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) covering the securement of automobiles, light trucks, and vans, and crushed or flattened vehicles. The course also emphasizes the driver's responsibilities for cargo securement and the ways to safely secure this type of cargo.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Secure automobiles, light trucks, vans, or crushed or flattened vehicles to a CMV in a manner that complies with the special rules for that commodity included in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), specifically 49 CFR 393.128 and 393.132.
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  Cargo Securement for Drivers: Concrete Pipe

Overview

When cargo is transported on the highway, the cargo must be securely placed on or in the vehicle. Loose or falling cargo causes accidents - sometimes severe accidents. As a driver, you need to make sure your cargo is secure.

This course provides details on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) covering the securement of concrete pipe, including the driver's responsibilities for cargo securement and the ways to safely secure this type of cargo.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Secure concrete pipe to a CMV in a manner that complies with the special rules for that commodity included in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), specifically 49 CFR 393.124.
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  Cargo Securement for Drivers: Dressed Lumber and Similar Building Products

Overview

When cargo is transported on the highway, the cargo must be securely placed on or in the vehicle. Loose or falling cargo causes accidents - sometimes severe accidents. As a driver, you need to make sure your cargo is secure.

This course provides details on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) covering the securement of dressed lumber and similar building products, including the driver's responsibilities for cargo securement and the ways to safely secure this type of cargo.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Secure dressed lumber and similar building products to a CMV in a manner that complies with the special rules for that commodity included in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), specifically 49 CFR 393.118.
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  Cargo Securement for Drivers: General Requirements

Overview

When cargo is transported on the highway, the cargo must be securely placed on or in the vehicle. Loose or falling cargo causes accidents - sometimes severe accidents. As a driver, you need to make sure your cargo is secure.

This course provides details on the general cargo securement rules in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), including the driver's responsibilities for cargo securement, the components of a cargo securement system, and ways to safely secure cargo.

The content in this course covers general commodities. Rules for specific commodities are covered in other course titles.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Secure cargo on or in a CMV in a manner that complies with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, specifically 49 CFR 393 Subpart I – Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo and 49 CFR 392.9 – Inspection of Cargo, Cargo Securement Devices, and Systems.
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  Cargo Securement for Drivers: Heavy Vehicles, Equipment, and Machinery

Overview

When cargo is transported on the highway, the cargo must be securely placed on or in the vehicle. Loose or falling cargo causes accidents - sometimes severe accidents. As a driver, you need to make sure your cargo is secure.

This course provides details on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) covering the securement of heavy vehicles, equipment, and machinery.

Recommended Prerequisite: Cargo Securement for Drivers: General Requirements

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Secure heavy vehicles, equipment, and machinery to a CMV in a manner that complies with the special rules for that commodity included in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), specifically 49 CFR 393.130.
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  Cargo Securement for Drivers: Intermodal Containers

Overview

When cargo is transported on the highway, the cargo must be securely placed on or in the vehicle. Loose or falling cargo causes accidents - sometimes severe accidents. As a driver, you need to make sure your cargo is secure.

This course provides details on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) covering the securement of intermodal containers.

Recommended Prerequisite: Cargo Securement for Drivers: General Requirements

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Secure intermodal containers to a CMV in a manner that complies with the special rules included in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), specifically 49 CFR 393.126.
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  Cargo Securement for Drivers: Large Boulders

Overview

When cargo is transported on the highway, the cargo must be securely placed on or in the vehicle. Loose or falling cargo causes accidents — sometimes severe accidents. As a driver, you need to make sure your cargo is secure.

This course provides details on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) covering the securement of Large Boulders.

Recommended Prerequisite: Cargo Securement for Drivers: General Requirements

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Secure large boulders to a CMV in a manner that complies with the special rules for that commodity included in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), specifically 49 CFR 393.136.
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  Cargo Securement for Drivers: Logs

Overview

When cargo is transported on the highway, the cargo must be securely placed on or in the vehicle. Loose or falling cargo causes accidents - sometimes severe accidents. As a driver, you need to make sure your cargo is secure.

This course provides details on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) covering the securement of Logs.

Recommended Prerequisite: Cargo Securement for Drivers: General Requirements

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Secure logs to a CMV in a manner that complies with the special rules for that commodity included in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), specifically 49 CFR 393.116.
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  Cargo Securement for Drivers: Metal Coils

Overview

When cargo is transported on the highway, the cargo must be securely placed on or in the vehicle. Loose or falling cargo causes accidents - sometimes severe accidents. As a driver, you need to make sure your cargo is secure.

This course provides details on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) covering the securement of metal coils, including the driver's responsibilities for cargo securement and the ways to safely secure this type of cargo.

Recommended Prerequisite: Cargo Securement for Drivers: General Requirements

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Secure metal coils to a CMV in a manner that complies with the special rules for that commodity included in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), specifically 49 CFR 393.120.
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  Cargo Securement for Drivers: Paper Rolls

Overview

When cargo is transported on the highway, the cargo must be securely placed on or in the vehicle. Loose or falling cargo causes accidents - sometimes severe accidents. As a driver, you need to make sure your cargo is secure.

This course provides details on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) covering the securement of paper rolls, including the driver's responsibilities for cargo securement and the ways to safely secure this type of cargo.

Recommended Prerequisite: Cargo Securement for Drivers: General Requirements

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Secure paper rolls to a CMV in a manner that complies with the special rules for that commodity included in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), specifically 49 CFR 393.122.
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  Cargo Securement for Drivers: Roll-On/Roll-Off or Hook Lift Containers

Overview

When cargo is transported on the highway, the cargo must be securely placed on or in the vehicle. Loose or falling cargo causes accidents - sometimes severe accidents. As a driver, you need to make sure your cargo is secure.

This course provides details on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) covering the securement of roll-on/roll-off and hook lift containers. The course also emphasizes the driver's responsibilities for cargo securement and the ways to safely secure this type of cargo.

Recommended Prerequisite: Cargo Securement for Drivers: General Requirements

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Secure roll-on/roll-off or hook lift containers to a CMV in a manner that complies with the special rules for that commodity included in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), specifically 49 CFR 393.134.
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  CSA - A Quick Start Guide for Drivers

Overview

The FMCSA's new Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative changes the way regulators evaluate motor carriers and drivers. As a driver, you should expect your motor carrier to shine a spotlight on your safety record, since what you do has a direct impact on what happens to the motor carrier.

This course offers a quick introduction to the changes you can expect, the implications of those changes, and some strategies you can consider as you respond to the new regulatory environment.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the major implications of CSA and list the things a driver may need to do in response to this nationwide safety initiative.
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  CSA - BASIC 1 - Unsafe Driving FMCSRs

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), covers the Defensive Driving portion of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Accident Countermeasures Manual.

Employing defensive driving techniques makes every driver on the roadway safer. This course provides driving tips and maintenance checks to help CMV drivers use defensive driving techniques while operating CMVs.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Avoid accidents that commonly occur during start-up/back-up procedures, when parking, while negotiating intersections and establishing right-of-way, and while negotiating curves and downgrades and making turns
  • Avoid accidents that commonly occur while using and changing lanes, passing other vehicles on the road, interacting with pedestrians and passengers, and while driving in adverse conditions, and to recognize the equipment available and procedures to follow in an emergency situation.
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  CSA BASIC 2 - Fatigued Driving (Hours of Service) FMCSRs

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), covers the regulations in Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs): Hours of Service of Drivers. The course focuses on what the property-carrying commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver needs to know to comply with the regulations, and provides practice in filling out the Record of Duty Status.

This course covers the regulations in effect as of December 2007.

Note: The FMCSA issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) on December 11, 2007, which states that the FMCSA is temporarily reinstating the 11-hour driving limit and the 34-hour restart that were to be vacated effective December 27, 2007. This ensures there is "no gap in coverage of these important safety rules" before a final rule is issued. This course covers the most current and up-to-date regulations.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the goals of the Hours of Service regulations the recent changes to regulations in this Part
  • Know the maximum driving times allowed for property-carrying CMV drivers and the Out-of-Service criteria for violations of the maximum driving times
  • Identify the exceptions to the maximum driving time rules, including exceptions for special categories of drivers, drivers in special situations, and drivers using a sleeper berth
  • List the required contents of the Record of Duty Status, identify the Out-of-Service violations of the Record of Duty Status, and be able to correctly prepare your own Record of Duty Status.
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  CSA BASIC 3 - Driver Fitness FMCSRs

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), provides an overview of the Qualification of Drivers regulations with an emphasis on what the driver needs to know.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the driver qualification (DQ) regulations purpose and requirements.
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  CSA BASIC 4 - Controlled Substances/Alcohol FMCSRs

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), provides an overview of the regulations from the Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing that apply to CMV drivers.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • State the prohibitions and consequences for the use of alcohol and controlled substances by CMV operators
  • Recognize the types of tests, the testing procedures, and the communication you should expect to receive from your employer.
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  CSA BASIC 5 - Vehicle Maintenance FMCSRs

Overview

Even a safe driver cannot avoid accidents caused by mechanical failure; the best defense against this type of accident is prevention through performing the appropriate inspections. This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), focuses on the role of the CMV driver in keeping his or her CMV in safe working order by inspecting the vehicle at the start and end of every day. By properly inspecting the vehicle you drive, you will help keep other drivers and yourself safe on the highway. In this course, you will learn about the types of inspections that drivers need to complete, including what to do if defects or problems are uncovered during an inspection. In addition, you will see detailed requirements for some of the equipment covered in the driver vehicle inspections.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Fulfill the driver's inspection requirements, and follow the appropriate procedures in the case of a vehicle deficiency
  • Identify the safe operation requirements for equipment that must be checked during the driver inspection.
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  CSA BASIC 6 - Cargo-Related FMCSRs

Overview

When cargo is transported on the highway, the cargo must be securely placed on or in the vehicle. Loose or falling cargo causes accidents - sometimes severe accidents. As a driver, you need to make sure your cargo is secure.

This course provides details on the general cargo securement rules in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), including the driver's responsibilities for cargo securement, the components of a cargo securement system, and ways to safely secure cargo.

The content in this course covers general commodities. Rules for specific commodities are covered in other course titles.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Secure cargo on or in a CMV in a manner that complies with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, specifically 49 CFR 393 Subpart I - Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo and 49 CFR 392.9 - Inspection of Cargo, Cargo Securement Devices, and Systems.
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  CSA - Training for Drivers of Hazmat Shipments

Overview

This course is designed to meet DOT training requirements for each employee who drives a motor vehicle containing hazardous material. Because more hazardous materials are transported on highways than all other modes of transportation combined, DOT requires that Hazmat drivers have highway-specific training in addition to the basic Hazmat training.

This course provides basic Hazmat training for drivers plus highway-specific training, including pre-trip safety inspections, general vehicle operation information, vehicle attendance requirements, and safe loading and unloading.

This course also covers the new requirements designed to enhance the safety of hazardous materials, per the March 25, 2003 DOT final rule, "Hazardous Materials: Security Requirements for Offerors and Transporters of Hazardous Materials." This course can be used for either new employees or as refresher training.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the basic aspects of DOT training for drivers of hazardous materials
  • Identify the different hazardous materials classes and divisions
  • Use the Hazardous Materials Table and its appendices to properly name, label, and placard hazardous materials shipments
  • Follow proper procedures for driving a vehicle containing hazardous materials, including actions like inspecting, loading, and parking
  • Employ the best responses to different hazardous materials emergencies
  • Recognize the security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and list ways to minimize those risks.
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  CSA - A Quick Start Guide for Managers

Overview

The FMCSA's new Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative changes the way motor carriers are evaluated by regulators. It's also likely to mean more interactions between the FMCSA and individual motor carriers.

This course offers a quick introduction to the changes you can expect, the implications of those changes, and some strategies you can consider as you respond to the new regulatory environment.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the major implications of CSA for motor carriers and list changes motor carriers may need to make to address this nationwide safety initiative.
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  CSA Manager's BASIC 1 - Unsafe Driving FMCSRs

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts at the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Transportation Safety Institute (TSI), covers the Accident Preventability Evaluations portion of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Accident Countermeasures Manual.

Reduced accident rates translate into lower insurance costs, less lost time by drivers, lower repair costs, and safer highways for everyone. Establishing and employing a company standard for safe driving will help reduce accident rates.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize steps motor carriers can take to increase fleet safety, including setting up a fleet safety program, designating a safe driving standard, using the DQ Standard to improve driver safety, and planning trips for drivers at the dispatch level
  • Identify methods motor carriers can use to increase driver safety, including incentives for safe driving, punishments for unsafe driving, managing drivers who are drinking, taking drugs, or suffering from illness or fatigue, and improving communication between management and drivers.
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  CSA Manager's BASIC 2 - Fatigued Driving (Hours of Service) FMCSRs

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Transportation Safety Institute (TSI), covers the regulations in Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs): Hours of Service of Drivers. The course focuses on what the property-carrying motor carrier needs to know to make sure their drivers are in compliance with maximum driving time rules.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the goals of the Hours of Service regulations and be familiar with the critical regulations and the recent changes to regulations in this Part
  • Know the maximum driving times allowed for property-carrying CMV drivers and the Out-of-Service criteria for violations of the maximum driving times
  • Identify the exceptions to the maximum driving time rules, including exceptions for special categories of drivers, drivers in special situations, and drivers using a sleeper berth
  • List the required contents of the Record of Duty Status, the Out-of-Service violations of the Record of Duty Status, and common mistakes made in preparing the Record of Duty Status.
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  CSA Manager's BASIC 3A - Driver Fitness (CDL Regulations) FMCSRs

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), covers the regulations in part 383 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR): Commercial Driver's License (CDL). This course outlines the minimum regulatory requirements for obtaining and maintaining a CDL.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the applicability and general requirements for a CDL
  • Explain the process for obtaining and maintaining a CDL, and describe the causes of disqualification.
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  CSA Manager's BASIC 3B - Driver Fitness (Carrier Driver Qualifications) FMCSRs

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), covers the regulations in Part 391 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs): Qualifications of Drivers. This course outlines the minimum regulatory requirements for Driver Qualifications that must be observed by all interstate motor carriers and drivers.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose and identify who must comply with the Driver Qualification (DQ) regulations
  • List the first four qualifications for drivers, including the medical requirements
  • List the second four qualifications for drivers, including disqualifications
  • Recognize DQ recordkeeping requirements.
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  CSA Manager's BASIC 4 - Controlled Substances/Alcohol FMCSRs

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), looks at the motor carriers requirements for a Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use Testing Program. The course focuses on the key aspects of a regulation-compliant drug and alcohol testing program.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose of the Drug and Alcohol Use and Testing regulations
  • State the prohibitions and consequences for the use of alcohol and controlled substances, including the role of the SAP in positive drug test results
  • Outline the general procedures for testing, the six types of testing required, and the specific requirements for pre-employment testing
  • List the specific requirements for random testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return-to-duty testing, and follow-up testing
  • Recognize the requirements for record retention and confidentiality, and for providing a drug and alcohol policy to employees.
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  CSA Manager's BASIC 5A - Vehicle Maintenance (Parts and Accessories) FMCSRs

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), outlines the minimum parts and accessories on a commercial motor vehicle required for safe operation.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the minimum applicability requirements, and the minimum safety requirements for lamps, reflective sheeting, turn signals, wiring, and batteries on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs)
  • Identify the minimum safety requirements for windshields, mirrors, horns, speedometers, emergency equipment, fuel systems, and exhaust systems on CMVs
  • Recognize the minimum safety requirements for suspension systems, steering systems, frames, tires, and wheels on CMVs
  • Identify the minimum safety requirements for brakes and coupling devices on CMVs
  • Recognize the minimum safety requirements for cargo securement on CMVs.
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  CSA Manager's BASIC 5B - Vehicle Maintenance (Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance) FMCSRs

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), outlines the minimum regulatory requirements for inspection, repair, and maintenance with which all interstate motor carriers, employees, and drivers must comply.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the applicability and requirements of inspection, repair, and maintenance for motor carriers
  • Identify the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspection requirements and reports
  • Recognize the periodic inspection requirements, and identify the standards for qualified inspectors.
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  CSA Manager's BASIC 6A - Cargo-Related (Securement) FMCSRs

Overview

When cargo is transported on the highway, the cargo must be securely placed on or in the vehicle. Loose or falling cargo causes accidents - sometimes severe accidents. Drivers need to make sure their cargo is secure.

This course provides details on the general cargo securement rules in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), including the driver's responsibilities for cargo securement, the components of a cargo securement system, and ways to safely secure cargo.

The content in this course covers general commodities. Rules for specific commodities are covered in other course titles.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Secure cargo on or in a CMV in a manner that complies with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, specifically 49 CFR 393 Subpart I - Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo and 49 CFR 392.9 - Inspection of Cargo, Cargo Securement Devices, and Systems.
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  CSA Manager's BASIC 6B - Cargo-Related (HAZMAT) FMCSRs

Overview

This course is designed to meet DOT training requirements for each employee who drives a motor vehicle containing hazardous material. Because more hazardous materials are transported on highways than all other modes of transportation combined, DOT requires that Hazmat drivers have highway-specific training in addition to the basic Hazmat training.

This course provides basic Hazmat training for drivers plus highway-specific training, including pre-trip safety inspections, general vehicle operation information, vehicle attendance requirements, and safe loading and unloading. This course also covers the new requirements designed to enhance the safety of hazardous materials, per the March 25, 2003 DOT final rule, "Hazardous Materials: Security Requirements for Offerors and Transporters of Hazardous Materials." This course can be used for either new employees or as refresher training.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the basic aspects of DOT training for drivers of hazardous materials
  • Identify the different hazardous materials classes and divisions
  • Use the Hazardous Materials Table and its appendices to properly name, label, and placard hazardous materials shipments
  • Follow proper procedures for driving a vehicle containing hazardous materials, including actions like inspecting, loading, and parking
  • Employ the best responses to different hazardous materials emergencies
  • Recognize the security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and list ways to minimize those risks.
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  DOT Driver's Guide to CDL Requirements

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), covers the regulations in part 383 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR): Commercial Driver's License (CDL). This course outlines the minimum regulatory requirements for obtaining and maintaining a CDL. It focuses on information the driver needs to know to comply with the regulations.

Learning Outcomes

This course teaches concepts and skills necessary to:
  • Explain the process for obtaining a CDL
  • Recognize CDL requirements, disqualifications, and penalties, and the notification requirements for drivers with a CDL.
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  DOT Driver's Guide to Driving CMVs

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), covers the regulations in Part 392 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR): Driving Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs). This course outlines the minimum regulatory requirements for driving commercial motor vehicles. It focuses on information the driver needs to know to comply with the regulations.

Learning Outcomes

This course teaches concepts and skills necessary to:
  • List the driver, trip, and general safety prohibitions for driving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs)
  • Recognize the inspections, precautions, and general safety practices for driving CMVs.
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  DOT Driving Commercial Motor Vehicles: Rules of the Road

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), covers the regulations in Part 392 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR): Driving Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs). This course outlines the minimum regulatory requirements for driving commercial motor vehicles.

Learning Outcomes

This course teaches concepts and skills necessary to:
  • Outline the applicability and prohibitions for driving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs)
  • Explain the inspections, precautions, and general safety practices for driving CMVs.
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  DOT Drug and Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion Training

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), provides training in recognizing alcohol misuse and drug use by CMV drivers. Anyone with reasonable suspicion training has the authority to order a reasonable suspicion drug or alcohol test for a driver under certain conditions.

This course covers the regulations related to reasonable suspicion testing, including the procedure for ordering the test. This course also presents the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators that could indicate drug use or alcohol misuse, and therefore trigger a reasonable suspicion test.

Learning Outcomes

This course teaches concepts and skills necessary to:
  • State the purpose of the reasonable suspicion test, the rules regarding who can order the test, and the steps involved in the testing process
  • Recognize the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators that would trigger an order for a reasonable suspicion test for alcohol misuse
  • Recognize the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators that would trigger an order for a reasonable suspicion test for drug use.
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  DOT Financial Responsibility for Passenger-Carrying Motor Carriers

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), covers the regulations in Part 387 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR): Minimum Levels of Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers. This course outlines the regulatory requirements for securing and maintaining policies of insurance, surety bonds and endorsements to cover at least the minimum motor carrier financial responsibility for motor carriers of passengers.

Learning Outcomes

This course teaches concepts and skills necessary to:
  • Describe the minimum level of financial responsibility for motor carriers of passengers.
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  DOT Financial Responsibility for Property-Carrying Motor Carriers

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), covers the regulations in Part 387 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR): Minimum Levels of Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers. This course outlines the regulatory requirements for securing and maintaining policies of insurance, surety bonds and endorsements to cover at least the minimum motor carrier financial responsibility for motor carriers of property.

Learning Outcomes

This course teaches concepts and skills necessary to:
  • Describe the minimum level of financial responsibility for motor carriers of property.
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  DOT Hazardous Materials General Awareness

Overview

This course provides general awareness training covering the basic requirements of the DOT, including the definition of hazardous materials.

Students will become familiar with the DOT hazardous materials regulations related to packaging, marking, labeling, and shipping papers. This course also covers the new requirements designed to enhance the safety of hazardous materials, per the March 25, 2003 DOT final rule, "Hazardous Materials: Security Requirements for Offerors and Transporters of Hazardous Materials." This course can be used for either new employees or as refresher training.

Learning Outcomes

This course teaches concepts and skills necessary to:
  • Explain the function and importance of packaging, package labels, package marking, shipping papers, and vehicle placards
  • Identify the nine hazmat classes and their divisions
  • Explain the DOT rules for using the proper shipping names and the Hazmat Table
  • Recognize the security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and list ways to minimize those risks.
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  DOT Hazmat Security Awareness for Drivers

Overview

This course, written for drivers of hazardous materials shipments, covers the new requirements designed to enhance the safety of hazardous materials, per the March 25, 2003 DOT final rule, "Hazardous Materials: Security Requirements for Offerors and Transporters of Hazardous Materials." This course can be used for either new employees or as refresher training.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to recognize the security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and list ways to minimize those risks.
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  DOT Hazmat Security Awareness for Shippers and Carriers

Overview

This course, written for shippers and carriers of hazardous materials shipments, covers the new requirements designed to enhance the safety of hazardous materials, per the March 25, 2003 DOT final rule, "Hazardous Materials: Security Requirements for Offerors and Transporters of Hazardous Materials." This course can be used for either new employees or as refresher training.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to recognize the security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and list ways to minimize those risks.
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  DOT Hazmat Security Awareness for Shippers and Carriers

Overview

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) outlines the Federal rules that motor carriers must follow. One of these rules is 49 CFR 395: Hours of Service for Drivers. The FMCSA recognizes that not all driving operations are the same, and there are exceptions to the Hours of Service rules to address some of the situations faced by a diversified motor carrier industry. This course covers the Hours of Service exceptions for oilfield operations.

Recommended Prerequisite: CSA 2010 - Manager's BASIC 2 - Fatigued Driving (Hours of Service) or CSA 2010 BASIC 2 - Fatigued Driving (Hours of Service)

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Define the Oilfield Exceptions to the Hours of Service rules and apply the exceptions to real-world situations.
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  DOT Motor Carrier General Applicability: Who and When

Overview

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), outlines the circumstances under which an employer, employee or commercial motor vehicle is subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose of the FMCSRs and identify who must comply with these regulations
  • List the documentation requirements, including the Accident Register and additional reports and documents.
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  DOT Training for Drivers of Hazmat Shipments

Overview

This course is designed to meet DOT training requirements for each employee who drives a motor vehicle containing hazardous material. Because more hazardous materials are transported on highways than all other modes of transportation combined, DOT requires that Hazmat drivers have highway-specific training in addition to the basic Hazmat training.

This course provides basic Hazmat training for drivers plus highway-specific training, including pre-trip safety inspections, general vehicle operation information, vehicle attendance requirements, and safe loading and unloading. This course also covers the new requirements designed to enhance the safety of hazardous materials, per the March 25, 2003 DOT final rule, "Hazardous Materials: Security Requirements for Offerors and Transporters of Hazardous Materials." This course can be used for either new employees or as refresher training.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the basic aspects of DOT training for drivers of hazardous materials
  • Identify the different hazardous materials classes and divisions
  • Use the Hazardous Materials Table and its appendices to properly name, label, and placard hazardous materials shipments
  • Follow proper procedures for driving a vehicle containing hazardous materials, including actions like inspecting, loading, and parking
  • Employ the best responses to different hazardous materials emergencies
  • Recognize the security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and list ways to minimize those risks.
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  DOT Training for Offerors of Bulk and Non-bulk Hazmat Packages

Overview

This course is designed to meet DOT requirements to train all employees who directly affect the safe transportation of hazardous materials. Such employees include those who load, unload, or handle hazardous materials; prepare hazardous materials for transportation; or are responsible for the safety of transporting hazardous materials.

This course provides basic hazardous materials training for these employees plus training in DOT requirements for bulk and non-bulk packaging, labeling, loading, and unloading. This course also covers the new requirements designed to enhance the safety of hazardous materials, per the March 25, 2003 DOT final rule, "Hazardous Materials: Security Requirements for Offerors and Transporters of Hazardous Materials." This course can be used for either new employees or as recurrent training.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain the function and importance of packaging, package labels, package marking, shipping papers, and vehicle placards
  • Identify the nine hazmat classes and their divisions
  • Explain the DOT rules for using the proper shipping names and the Hazmat Table
  • Describe safety considerations for handling hazardous materials
  • Explain the difference between bulk and non-bulk packaging
  • Describe the requirements for labeling non-bulk packages
  • Describe the general marking and placarding requirements for bulk containers
  • Recognize the security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and list ways to minimize those risks.
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  Texas Regulations and FMCSR Exceptions for Intrastate Commerce

Overview

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) adopted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for commercial motor vehicle transportation within the State, with a few exceptions. This course covers the specific differences between the federal rules governing interstate commerce and the state rules for intrastate commerce in Texas.

Note: You should be familiar with the FMCSRs before taking this course.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the Texas DPS amendments to the FMCSRs for motor carriers who engage in intrastate commerce.
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  Whistleblower Protection (Transportation)

Overview

Under the OSH Act, employees have the right to a workplace free of recognized hazards. When an employee appeals to OSHA to remedy workplace hazards, the employee may be labeled a “whistleblower.” This course teaches employees about the OSHA protection for whistleblowers in the transportation industry, specifically the commercial motor carrier industry. Learn when and for whom whistleblower protection applies, including whistleblower protection from discrimination and retaliation, and the OSHA requirements for filing a complaint.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify the rights and protections provided by the Whistleblower Protection Act for employees in the transportation industry.
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