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    Truckers Against Human Trafficking 

    California Trucking Association : Hours of Service 10-19-23

    Defensive driving begins with the principle that you can avoid being the cause of an accident and can avoid being involved in an accident caused by another driver’s actions. Defensive driving involves intentionally driving in such a way as to reduce the risk of an accident.

    This program is designed to help drivers develop their defensive driving skills. Specifically, it offers up best practices on how to anticipate the potential for danger and avoid it.

    After viewing the Defensive Driving for CMV Drivers video, learners will be able to:

    • Explain how being prepared impacts defensive driving
    • Identify ways to communicate with, and receive signals from, other drivers
    • Demonstrate how to look for hazards by scanning the road ahead and using their mirrors
    • Recognize how to effectively manage speed and space

    Sailing Through Your BIT

    This webinar provides an in-depth understanding of the requirements set forth by California's Basic Inspection of Terminal (BIT) Program. The program is implemented by the California Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety Operations Program personnel and focuses on terminal inspections. The course material will thoroughly cover the statutory and regulatory requirements of the BIT Program. The following topics will be discussed in the webinar:

    • Maintenance Program, including Preventive Maintenance and proper documentation
    • Driver Records, including Hours of Service, Driver Proficiency, and Employer Pull Notice
    • Inspection of Vehicles, including 90-Day Periodic Inspections
    • Regulations for the transportation of Hazardous Materials, items needed during an inspection

    Attending this webinar will give you a comprehensive understanding of the BIT Program requirements and how to comply with them.


    This course provides the necessary “hazardous materials” employee training for interstate and intrastate motor carriers transporting regulated hazardous materials, as prescribed by Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49 and California Code of Regulations, Title 13 requirements. This training is mandatory for office and dock workers, as well as drivers. The regulations require the initial training within 90 days of employment and recurrent training once every 3 years.

    Key topics include:

    • General Awareness/Familiarization Training
    • Security Awareness Training
    • Safety Training
    • Function Specific Training – Drivers

    (Note: In-depth Security Plan Training is mandatory if the motor carrier is required to have a Security Plan. That training is not included in this course but may be requested. We recommend that additional training be conducted in-person.)

    There will be a quiz and a certificate provided for each of the four segments of the class.


    More than a quarter of all work-related fatalities occur in occupations that require driving, or the transportation of goods, making the need for defensive driving skills clear. In order to avoid injury, or worse, death, drivers need to understand what defensive driving really means and what unique challenges a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver faces. Even if you’re a veteran driver, you need to avoid becoming complacent.

    Defensive driving begins with the principle that you can avoid being the cause of an accident and can avoid being involved in an accident caused by another driver’s actions. Defensive driving involves intentionally driving in such a way as to reduce the risk of an accident.

    This program is designed to help drivers develop their defensive driving skills. Specifically, it offers up best practices on how to anticipate the potential for danger and avoid it.

    After viewing the Defensive Driving for CMV Drivers - Manage Speed & Space video, learners will be able to:

    • Recognize how to effectively manage speed and space

    Imagine one of your drivers is involved in a major collision involving a family in a minivan. As the Safety Director, you have become the Claim Administrator and must work with management, law enforcement, insurance companies, attorneys, and eventually a jury in court.

    By the end of this webinar, you’ll be able to confidently answer the following:

    • Do you know what to do to properly collect the necessary documentation?
    • What is spoliation?
    • How do you defend yourself against the trend in “nuclear verdicts?”
    • What can you expect to experience from other parties during the process?
    • Are you prepared for court?

    We’ll look at some of the steps you need to take to collect records and document the incident post-accident from the perspectives of the accident investigator, insurance adjuster, and transportation attorney.

    This is not an accident investigation/reconstruction class, but a class that provides the safety manager insight into how to systematically work through the aftermath of a collision crisis.


    Bad weather, heavy traffic, and equipment problems can combine together to make for a pretty bad day for professional drivers. But it’s hard to imagine a day at work being any worse than being involved in an accident.

    Drivers who have shared this experience will tell you being involved in an accident can feel surreal. In the immediate aftermath it’s hard for drivers to think clearly—hard to know what to do, and hard to remember CMV driver requirements. That’s why it’s important for drivers to have a solid understanding of the procedures they need to follow if they’re ever involved in an accident.

    This course is designed to help you understand what to do after being involved in (or witnessing) an accident. Specifically, it covers the procedures you should follow in order to safely and legally deal with the situation in a short period of time.


    What does a “compliant” maintenance program consist of? Is having “perfect” equipment without any deficiencies during a scheduled inspection considered a “red flag?” Can you answer those questions? Together we can!

    This webinar will cover:

    • Maintenance program requirements outlined in T-49 CFR and T-13 CCR
    • Differences between the inspection requirements in T-49 CFR and T-13 CCR
    • How to determine that the person performing the inspections is qualified

    This fast-paced webinar is for the mechanic, maintenance supervisor, and safety manager with maintenance program responsibility during a compliance inspection. We’ll demonstrate key points to cover during your equipment inspections and the required contents of a compliant maintenance file. We will also address items that will cause you to fail an inspection, so you can be prepared to pass your inspections with flying colors!


    Imagine one of your drivers is involved in a major collision involving a family in a minivan. There are major injuries. As the Safety Director, you have become the Claim Administrator and must work with management, law enforcement, insurance companies, attorneys, and eventually a jury in court.

    By the end of this course, you’ll be able to confidently answer the following:

    • Do you know what to do to properly collect the necessary documentation?
    • What is spoliation?
    • How do you defend yourself against the trend in “nuclear verdicts?”
    • What can you expect to experience from other parties during the process?
    • Are you prepared for court?

    We’ll take a look at some of the steps you need to take in order to collect records and document the incident post-accident from the perspectives of the accident investigator, insurance adjuster, and transportation attorney.

    This is not an accident investigation/reconstruction class, but a class that provides the safety manager insight into how to systematically work through the aftermath of a collision crisis.


    Backing counts as a very small percentage of a driver's driving time. But, the most common, and sometimes most costly, crashes or incidents in trucking involve backing. Backing incidents don't just damage trailers, buildings, and other equipment; sometimes they're fatal.

    This course is designed to help reduce the number of backing accidents by teaching you how to recognize the dangers of backing and provide expert-level backing procedures. It covers the proper procedures for each backing maneuver, including straight-line, alley dock, sight-side jackknife, and blind-side jackknife backing and parallel parking.


    This course provides an overview of the FMCSA's Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA - formerly CSA 2010) program and a brief discussion of where the data used in CSA comes from. It will help you understand what CSA is and what it means to you and your carrier, including FMCSA interventions. You'll understand severity and time weighting of violations, calculation of BASIC measures ("normalizing" process) and peer comparison within Safety Group Events.


    The Defensive Driving for Light & Medium Duty Vehicles course covers:

    • Defensive driving preparation
    • Hazard perception
    • The defensive driving attitude
    • Other techniques that will help you stay safe on the roadways.

    After completing this course, drivers will be able to:

    • Recognize and reduce risk before they step into the vehicle by using trip planning and by conducting a pre-trip vehicle inspection.
    • Describe how to see and anticipate not only what is happening around them, but what might happen by being aware of their surroundings, perceiving what's going on around them, and then managing their speed and space accordingly.
    • Identify the dangers of distracted driving.
    • Indicate how to modify their driving habits to safely drive in hazardous weather conditions.

    Drivers today are more distracted than ever by personal devices, vehicle technology, and other distracted drivers. In fact, hundreds of thousands of people are injured in distracted driving crashes each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Distracted driving is not only against the law, it puts everyone at risk.

    Distracted Driving Prevention is designed to help you stay focused on the road, recognize the signs of a distracted driver, and understand how to manage distracted drivers.


    Fatigue can result when you do not get enough sleep or do not get quality sleep. It can impair your driving, similar to alcohol impairment. Drivers will learn what causes fatigue and tips on how to prevent fatigue while still remaining focused on driving. No amount of experience, motivation, or professionalism can overcome your body’s biological need to sleep. Employers and workers can take steps to prevent the chain of events that could lead to a fatigue-related crash. 


    According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) National Center for Statistics and Analysis, crashes involving large trucks resulted in over 5,000 deaths and over 150,000 injuries in 2019. Luckily, there are several things you can do to reduce your risk, and focusing on your personal health is a great place to start! This training will remind you to take care of yourself and ensure you take steps to be healthy while on the road.


    Virtually everyone who drives a vehicle has experienced a close call; that moment when a split-second decision, a skillful reaction, or simple good luck prevents a disaster from occurring.

    Close calls are often caused by road conditions, equipment failure, or human error. Professional drivers must prepare themselves for these types of situations by developing their decision making and defensive driving skills.

    This course is designed to help you understand the techniques that will help you avoid an accident or incident while operating a CMV. Specifically, it covers how to recognize danger, react appropriately, and recover after performing an emergency maneuver, protecting yourself and those around you.


    This course is designed to help you understand how to avoid an accident or incident involving your tractor-trailer and a fixed object. Specifically, it covers how to avoid contacting various obstructions while performing basic driving maneuvers.

    Want to become proactive and protect your company and drivers against the costly results of HOS violations? In this course, you will be provided with understandable, real-world training on the federal hours-of-service regulations, the proper use of driver logs, how to effectively audit logs and tips to manage your ELD program. You’ll participate in driver log reviews and exercises, learn how to train your drivers to log legally, and identify inaccurate entries and false logs. In addition, you’ll learn key issues that raise red flags for enforcement and investigators, as well as receive an update on recent and pending changes to the regulations. California Intrastate Hours of Service rules, Title 13 CCR 1212, are also discussed.

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, professional truck drivers sustain more injuries keeping them off the job for longer periods of time than workers in any other industry. Ironically, many of those injuries occur during non-driving activities. In fact, most driver injuries are caused by unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, errors in judgment, or environmental dangers.

    This course is designed to help you avoid preventable injuries while on the job by recognizing and avoiding risks and adopting safe work practices.

    Even in the best conditions, driving a commercial motor vehicle requires preparation, constant alertness, and attention to detail. And when the sun goes down, driving a CMV at night introduces additional challenges.

    Every driver, from the newly licensed teenager to the experienced professional, quickly learns driving at night is very different from driving during the day.

    This course is designed to help you manage the unique hazards of driving in the dark. Specifically, it covers how you might prevent nighttime accidents by paying special attention to your truck, the road, and yourself.


    This online training course is designed to provide truck drivers with a comprehensive understanding of Personal Conveyance (PC) regulations, guidelines, and best practices. The course will cover the basics of PC, including what it is, when it can be used, and the requirements that must be met to use it properly.

    The course goes over the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) PC regulations, including recent changes to the rules. Students will learn about the circumstances under which PC can be used, such as when a driver needs to travel to obtain rest, food, or other personal needs, or when a driver needs to move a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for safety reasons.


    As a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver, you spend most of your workday out on the road. Whether you are traveling to unfamiliar locations or following a routine route, a potential threat to your personal safety and security can come from anywhere.

    The key to staying safe is recognizing and avoiding potentially harmful situations before they have a chance to play out. This course offers tips and suggestions to help you protect yourself against the threat of theft and physical violence when you are on the road or stopped for delivery or the night. Taking the precautionary actions outlined in this program will keep you from becoming an easy target for criminal activity. And, as an extension of your efforts to keep yourself safe, you are keeping your CMV and the cargo you are carrying safe as well.

    ¿Quiere ser proactivo y proteger a su empresa y a los conductores de los costosos resultados de las infracciones de HOS? En este curso, se le brindará capacitación comprensible del mundo real sobre las regulaciones federales de horas de servicio, el uso adecuado de los registros del conductor, cómo auditar registros de manera efectiva y consejos para administrar su programa ELD. Participará en revisiones y ejercicios de registros de conductores, aprenderá a capacitar a sus conductores para que inicien sesión legalmente e identifique entradas inexactas y registros falsos. Además, conocerá los problemas clave que generan señales de alerta para la aplicación y los investigadores, y recibirá una actualización sobre los cambios recientes y pendientes en las reglamentaciones. También se analizan las reglas de Horas de servicio intraestatales de California, Título 13 CCR 1212.

    Successful commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers must do all they can to avoid accidents, roadside breakdowns, and lost road time due to poor vehicle condition. Conducting vehicle inspections helps drivers keep their vehicles in good working order. Routine vehicle inspections enable drivers to discover unsafe conditions before they cause accidents or crashes, find mechanical problems before they lead to costly breakdowns on the road, prevent being placed out of service during a roadside inspection, and avoid being subject to infractions and fines that affect productivity and profits.

    Even though the reasons for conducting vehicle inspections are compelling, chances are that some of you newer drivers (and, unfortunately, even seasoned drivers) are not conducting the kind of inspections you should be. It may be because you don’t have an inspection process down pat yet, or it may be because you've gotten complacent. Whatever the reason, when you neglect your responsibility to conduct thorough vehicle inspections, it’s both costly and risky.