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Fleet Safety Made Easy : A Simplified Guide to Compliance and Accident Prevention - Jonathon D. Kujat

Fleet Safety Made Easy

A Simplified Guide to Compliance and Accident Prevention

Paperback Published: 28th March 2001
ISBN: 9780865877191
Number Of Pages: 206

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Written for safety managers of both large and small fleets of vehicles, this complete guide shows you how to identify and understand your three key responsibilities as a safety manager: prevent accidents, protect your company's property against potential loss, and comply with the requirements of Occupational Safety and Health Act and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Relevant motor-carrier-safety regulations are presented in easy-to-use checklists, simplifying the confusing task of compliance. You'll find regulatory guidelines for fulfilling such tasks as operating commercial motor vehicles, transporting hazardous materials, obtaining commercial drivers' licenses, meeting commercial drivers' qualifications, and understanding the testing for alcohol and controlled substances. Special features include a complete directory of DOT agencies and state commercial driver's licensing offices, 15 ready-to-use forms for complying with DOT's reporting and recordkeeping requirements, and a visual glossary of traffic signs for use in training. The author also includes suggestions for driving in severe weather and coping with driver fatigue.

List of Figures and Tablesp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
About the Authorp. xiv
Regulatory Agenciesp. 1
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)p. 1
Department of Transportation (DOT)p. 2
Safety Fitness and Ratingsp. 5
Safety Fitness Standardp. 5
Determining a Safety Ratingp. 5
Safety Ratingsp. 6
Commercial Motor Vehicle Operationp. 9
Required Financial Responsibilityp. 9
Marking of Commercial Motor Vehiclesp. 10
Driving Commercial Motor Vehiclesp. 10
Transporting Hazardous Materialsp. 15
Hazardous Materials Tablep. 15
Explanation of Hazard Classesp. 18
Communication of Hazardsp. 20
Training Requirementsp. 24
Oil Spill Prevention and Responsep. 25
Driver Trainingp. 28
Commercial Driver's Licensesp. 31
Purposep. 31
Standardsp. 32
Tests and Minimum Passing Scoresp. 34
Notification of Convictions for Driver Violationsp. 35
Driver Qualificationsp. 37
General Qualifications for Driversp. 37
Road Testp. 37
Application for Employmentp. 39
Employer Responsibilitiesp. 40
Physical Qualifications for Driversp. 42
Required Knowledge for Driversp. 43
Disqualification of Driversp. 44
Annual Inquiry and Review of Driving Recordp. 46
Driver Qualification Filesp. 50
Duty Logsp. 53
Maximum Driving Timep. 53
Record of Duty Statusp. 53
Adverse Driving Conditionsp. 57
Exemptionsp. 58
Vehicle Inspection, Repair, and Maintenancep. 59
Generalp. 59
Vehicle Inspection Reportsp. 60
Inspector Qualificationsp. 62
Brake Inspector Qualificationsp. 62
Periodic Inspection Recordkeeping Requirementsp. 63
Passenger Carriersp. 65
Generalp. 65
Notice to Be Posted at Terminal Facilitiesp. 65
Discrimination Prohibitedp. 66
Smoking Prohibitedp. 66
Equipmentp. 66
Financial Responsibilityp. 67
Safe Operationp. 67
Alcohol and Controlled Substance Use and Testingp. 69
Purposep. 69
Applicabilityp. 69
Alcohol Use and Testingp. 69
Controlled Substance Use and Testingp. 70
Types of Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testingp. 70
Follow-upp. 74
Retention of Recordsp. 74
Reporting of Results in a Management Information Systemp. 74
Training for Supervisorsp. 76
Referral, Evaluation, and Treatmentp. 76
Severe Weather Drivingp. 77
Generalp. 77
Rainp. 78
Snow and Icep. 79
Tornadoesp. 80
Hurricanesp. 81
Safety Equipmentp. 81
Overcoming a Skidp. 82
Referencesp. 83
Driver Fatiguep. 85
Danger Signsp. 86
Tips for Staying Alertp. 86
Ill or Fatigued Operatorp. 86
Traffic Signsp. 89
Hazardous Material Labeling and Placarding Guidep. 95
Transportation of Hazardous Materials Contact Informationp. 101
Frequently Cited Violationsp. 107
Forms and Instructionsp. 123
Websites for State Commercial Driver's License Informationp. 165
Commercial Driver's License Examinationp. 167
Glossaryp. 207
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780865877191
ISBN-10: 086587719X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 28th March 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.28 x 21.39  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.64