At the start of a new year, you likely review safety protocols with your fleet drivers. This process might include taking another look at your pre-trip checklist and how you collect inspection reports.
Compare yours to this free sample checklist from CloudTrucks. What do you think? Does it measure up? Then, make plans to join us for our next free online training session Thursday, Jan. 12, and ramp up your safety game with new knowledge. Register to attend now:
John Counts, a retired Texas Department of Public Safety senior trooper, will examine some of the most commonly cited violations during DOT audits conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and its state partners. He also will explore misconceptions to help you understand how you can best comply with state and federal regulations.
After listening to John, we invite you to make use of this free DOT resource: Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice. The notice outlines three things you should know:
- DOT requires testing for marijuana but not CBD
- Be wary of CBD product labels; these products could contain higher levels of THC than what the product label states
- Driver use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, is prohibited
Additionally, you can use free DEA resources to keep up with trends and statistics and learn about drugs and paraphernalia: Get Smart about Drugs. Or, tap into free resources from the National Safety Council: Save Lives By Addressing Impairment.
Start the new year with free training. Shine a bright light on safety, and reap the benefits in productivity and profits.
American roads are the deadliest they’ve been in years, and motor vehicle crashes remain the No. 1 cause of death for U.S. teens. DriveitHOME, a program of the National Safety Council, has teamed up with Honda to provide 15 free virtual parent nights in 2023 to help put an end to fatal crashes involving teens.
On Jan. 23, these virtual sessions kick off with an event in Texas. You can help make a difference in teen driver safety by encouraging your workers to register for this event. Share this flyer with friends, relatives and neighbors. While not all your workers are parents of teens, we all share the roads with new drivers.
At every joint DriveitHOME/Honda virtual event, parents will hear from roadway safety experts on the many risks facing their teen drivers, crucial driving data and state-specific teen-driver laws. They also will learn simple safety tips and discover resources to help them get involved and stay involved as their teens learn to drive.
As the No. 1 influence on new drivers, parents can make or break a teen’s habits behind the wheel. Employers are positioned to help parents understand today’s roadway risks and the importance of making a commitment to practicing with their teens.
The more we do to keep them safe, the safer our roads will be for everyone. Learn more about these free virtual events at DriveitHOME.org/ParentNight