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About Driving Safety

This is a complete program for Driving Safety.

Alcohol Abuse Skills

01. Training Responsibilities

01. Training Responsibilities

01. Training Responsibilities

01. Training Responsibilities

3m 35s

In 1991, the United States Congress passed the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act. The act, enforced by the many agencies of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), is the reason why your company is required to have a drug and alcohol-testing program. It's also the reason for this video and any other alcohol training opportunities you've likely received. The DOT requires that all employees receive alcohol training. Company management is responsible for providing this education at no cost to their employees.

02. Rules and Regulations

02. Rules and Regulations

02. Rules and Regulations

02. Rules and Regulations

3m 52s

More than two decades ago, the United States Congress recognized that supervisors in the transportation industry needed training on alcohol misuse. The goal, of course, was to make everyone on the road safer-and more likely to arrive home alive. This introductory course will give you the basics behind the rules and regulations. It's a primer to help you understand why your subsequent training is so important.

03. Who Should I Test?

03. Who Should I Test?

03. Who Should I Test?

03. Who Should I Test?

13m 53s

Initiating alcohol testing is probably one of the more uncomfortable tasks associated with being a supervisor. But you can alleviate some of the discomfort by knowing the federal rules and regulations regarding testing-so you never feel like you're making split-second decisions. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) carefully outlined these rules for you, according to the stipulations of the 1991 Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act. This course provides the specifics of when you're required to send an employee for alcohol testing.

04. How Do I Know if Someone is Impaired?

04. How Do I Know if Someone is Impaired?

04. How Do I Know if Someone is Impaired?

04. How Do I Know if Someone is Impaired?

18m 15s

The rules of the 1991 Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act require that supervisors receive training regarding what constitutes alcohol impairment. It might sound simple enough- if someone appears intoxicated, you should test them, but everyone responds to alcohol differently. Someone who might not appear outwardly impaired could have a blood alcohol content (BAC) higher than the legal limit. And even though they aren't slurring words or stumbling, their reaction time and decision-making skills were impacted when their very first drink hit the bloodstream. It's your job to fully understand alcohol impairment, so you can decide when to refer one of your employees for alcohol testing.

05. What Are the Testing Procedures?

05. What Are the Testing Procedures?

05. What Are the Testing Procedures?

05. What Are the Testing Procedures?

5m 43s

In this section, we'll discuss the procedures for your alcohol-testing program. Even if you aren't conducting testing onsite, which means you're referring testing to a different facility, you should have an idea of how the tests should be performed.

06. What Happens if My Employee Fails an Alcohol Test?

06. What Happens if My Employee Fails an Alcohol Test?

06. What Happens if My Employee Fails an Alcohol Test?

06. What Happens if My Employee Fails an Alcohol Test?

4m 22s

When it comes to managing an alcohol-testing program, there's likely nothing more disappointing than having an employee fail an alcohol test. In this video, you'll learn more about what it means to fail an alcohol test, as well as your obligations as a supervisor when it comes to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) rules for alcohol testing.

07. What Happens if My Employee Refuses an Alcohol Test?

07. What Happens if My Employee Refuses an Alcohol Test?

07. What Happens if My Employee Refuses an Alcohol Test?

07. What Happens if My Employee Refuses an Alcohol Test?

3m 25s

If you're a supervisor managing an alcohol-testing program, it is very likely that-at some point-you'll have an employee refuse alcohol testing. As you probably already know, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) mandates alcohol-testing. Every industry under the DOT's oversight has to comply with the testing rules, which include both testing if there is reasonable suspicion of alcohol misuse and a random testing program that includes all employees.

08. Record Keeping

08. Record Keeping

08. Record Keeping

08. Record Keeping

4m 14s

Record keeping rules are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for alcohol testing. Your company must maintain program administration and test result records in a secure location with controlled access.

09. Employee Training

09. Employee Training

09. Employee Training

09. Employee Training

8m 16s

If you're performing safety-sensitive work, you're going to be drug tested. The US Department of Transportation has a no-tolerance policy when it comes to alcohol. If your blood alcohol content is above 0.02%, you will be pulled off duty. If it's above 0.04%, you're in violation of the DOT's rules.

CDL Skills

01. Basics

01. Basics

01. Basics

01. Basics

6m 12s

Earning a commercial drivers license can be the first step in a rewarding career because it allows you to apply for a variety of jobs. In this course, we'll learn about industry basics, including all the steps required to earn your license.

02. Basic Vehicle Control

02. Basic Vehicle Control

02. Basic Vehicle Control

02. Basic Vehicle Control

12m 27s

The general knowledge portion of your CDL exam includes a thorough assessment of your driving skills. This course will prepare you for the basic vehicle control part of the exam.

03. Transporting Cargo Safety

03. Transporting Cargo Safety

03. Transporting Cargo Safety

03. Transporting Cargo Safety

4m 33s

Trucks are one of the most crucial forms of transportation to the American economy. Part of earning your CDL is learning how to safety load and carry cargo.

04. Transporting Hazardous Materials

04. Transporting Hazardous Materials

04. Transporting Hazardous Materials

04. Transporting Hazardous Materials

7m 29s

If you're studying for your CDL, chances are you've already learned how to safely transport cargo. Transporting hazardous materials is an important part of the CDL exam, and that's what we're going to cover in this program.

05. Hazardous Driving Conditions

05. Hazardous Driving Conditions

05. Hazardous Driving Conditions

05. Hazardous Driving Conditions

9m 22s

As every motorist knows, driving conditions make all the difference. As a commercial driver, you've got to know how to operate a larger vehicle in all conditions.

06. Accident and Fire Procedures

06. Accident and Fire Procedures

06. Accident and Fire Procedures

06. Accident and Fire Procedures

6m 15s

As you prepare for your CDL exam, you'll notice that much of your education is focused on accident prevention. In this course, you'll learn what to do if an accident or fire does occur.

07. Vehicle Inspections

07. Vehicle Inspections

07. Vehicle Inspections

07. Vehicle Inspections

4m 55s

Any time you drive, federal and state laws require you to inspect your vehicle before turning on the ignition. These laws are designed to protect the safety of all motorists, including you!

General Skills

CSA Training for Employees

CSA Training for Employees

CSA Training for Employees

CSA Training for Employees

13m 9s

CSA is a data-driven compliance and enforcement program. It's all part of the FMCSA's effort to prevent crashes, injuries, and fatalities associated within the commercial driving industry.

CSA Training for Managers

CSA Training for Managers

CSA Training for Managers

CSA Training for Managers

11m 58s

CSA is a data-driven compliance and enforcement program. It's all part of the FMCSA's effort to prevent crashes, injuries, and fatalities associated within the commercial driving industry.

Bad Weather Driving Basics

Bad Weather Driving Basics

Bad Weather Driving Basics

Bad Weather Driving Basics

11m 25s

Driving in extreme weather conditions causes anxiety for many people. We've all had that moment when you realize your tires aren't getting traction and you start to skid. Your heart starts pounding, and your grip on the steering wheel is so tight your knuckles are white, right? Losing control of your vehicle, even for just a moment, is a scary thing. So in this program, we're going to give you some tips on driving in the rain, snow and ice.

Safe Driving Skills

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

9m 37s

We need to talk about distracted driving. In 2012 it was made illegal for drivers of commercial vehicles to operate mobile devices while their vehicle is moving. Mobile devices include cell phones, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), converged devices, texting devices, computers and other mobile electronic devices.

Aggressive Driving

Aggressive Driving

Aggressive Driving

Aggressive Driving

6m 41s

In this program, we're going to cover what Aggressive Driving is, what causes people to do it, how to keep yourself from driving aggressively, and what to do when you are confronted by an aggressive driver.

Substance Abuse Skills

01. Training Responsibilities

01. Training Responsibilities

01. Training Responsibilities

01. Training Responsibilities

3m 23s

In 1991, the United States Congress passed the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act. The act, enforced by the many agencies of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), is the reason why your company is required to have a drug and alcohol-testing program. It's also the reason for this video and any other alcohol training opportunities you've likely received. The DOT requires that all employees receive substance training. Company management is responsible for providing this education at no cost to their employees.

02. Rules and Regulations

02. Rules and Regulations

02. Rules and Regulations

02. Rules and Regulations

3m 25s

In 1991, the United States Congress passed the Omnibus Transportation Employee Test Act, which outlines how the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) should standardize drug and alcohol testing. This course is a primer, designed to help you understand why subsequent training is so important. The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act applies to everyone under the DOT's jurisdiction.

03. Who Should I Test?

03. Who Should I Test?

03. Who Should I Test?

03. Who Should I Test?

13m 17s

Initiating drug testing is probably one of the more uncomfortable tasks associated with being a supervisor. But you can alleviate some of the discomfort by knowing the federal rules and regulations regarding testing-so you never feel like you're making split-second decisions. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) carefully outlined these rules for you, according to the stipulations of the 1991 Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act. This course provides the specifics of when you're required to send an employee for drug testing.

04. How Do I Know if Someone is Impaired?

04. How Do I Know if Someone is Impaired?

04. How Do I Know if Someone is Impaired?

04. How Do I Know if Someone is Impaired?

19m 49s

The transportation industry impacts nearly everyone, because the drivers are on the roads, rails, waterways, and airways day and night. Because of this fact, the government has mandated that all industry employers maintain drug and alcohol-free workplaces. The 1991 Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act requires that supervisors receive training regarding the signs and symptoms of drug use. It might sound simple enough, if someone appears to be under the influence you should test, but drugs impact individuals differently. It's up to you, as a supervisor, to recognize the signs of drug use and to get your employees tested, hopefully before an accident occurs.

05. What Are the Testing Procedures?

05. What Are the Testing Procedures?

05. What Are the Testing Procedures?

05. What Are the Testing Procedures?

7m 30s

In this section, we'll discuss the procedures for your controlled substances testing program, as mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Most of the time, your company will have a separate testing facility conduct your testing. Because it's up to your company to ensure that testing procedures are followed, you should have an idea of how the tests should be performed.

06. What Happens if My Employee Fails a Drug Test?

06. What Happens if My Employee Fails a Drug Test?

06. What Happens if My Employee Fails a Drug Test?

06. What Happens if My Employee Fails a Drug Test?

3m 26s

When it comes to managing a drug and alcohol-testing program, there's likely nothing more disappointing than having an employee fail a test. In this video, you'll learn more about what it means to fail a drug test, as well as your obligations as a supervisor when it comes to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) rules for drug testing.

07. What Happens if My Employee Refuses a Drug Test?

07. What Happens if My Employee Refuses a Drug Test?

07. What Happens if My Employee Refuses a Drug Test?

07. What Happens if My Employee Refuses a Drug Test?

3m 13s

If you're a supervisor managing an alcohol and drug testing program, it is very likely that, at some point, you'll have an employee refuse testing. As you probably already know, drug testing is mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Every industry under the DOT's oversight has to comply with the testing rules, which include both testing if there is reasonable suspicion of substance abuse and a random testing program that includes all employees.

08. Record Keeping

08. Record Keeping

08. Record Keeping

08. Record Keeping

4m 21s

Record keeping rules are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for substance abuse testing. Your company must maintain program administration and test result records in a secure location with controlled access.

09. Employee Training

09. Employee Training

09. Employee Training

09. Employee Training

8m 1s

If you're performing safety-sensitive work, you're going to be drug tested. The U.S. Department of Transportation has a no-tolerance policy when it comes to drugs.

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