Dennis E. Lamb Associates, LLC provides a variety of transportation training and auditing services including:
DOT through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) amended the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) in conformance with amendments to the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Law. The hazardous materials transportation law is the basic statute regulating the transportation of hazardous materials in the United States. This law, and its corresponding regulations, require ALL hazmat employees to receive HM 126f recurrent training. The purpose of the training is to increase the hazmat employee's safety awareness and to be an essential element in reducing hazmat incidents.
Dennis E. Lamb Associates, LLC offers customized, in-depth, one-day, HM 126f training for all hazmat employees and hazmat employers covering the requirements of 49 CFR, Part 172, Subparts H & I:
• General Awareness/Familiarization
• Security Awareness
• In-Depth Security
Drug and Alcohol
The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 requires drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive transportation employees in aviation, trucking, railroads, mass transit, pipelines and other transportation industries. These regulations cover all transportation employers and safety-sensitive employees.
Dennis E. Lamb Associates, LLC offers the following mandatory DOT drug and alcohol training programs:
• Safety-sensitive Employee Awareness
• Reasonable Suspicion for Supervisors
• Initial & 5-year Recertification Drug Screen Collector Training
A detailed drug and alcohol policy is another key component to the employer’s overall drug and alcohol program administration and compliance. Dennis has developed customized written policies meeting the requirements of the different operating administration’s drug and alcohol regulations.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), 49 CFR, Parts 40, 303, 325, and 350-399 mandate many additional rules for the trucking industry. These rules govern how motor carriers run their operations and monitor each driver’s (employee or contractor) compliance with the safety regulations.
Dennis can provide specific training on any FMCSR requirement to all levels of company management. The ultimate focus of the training modules are directed toward the drivers, but should also include every company’s operations and safety departments.
DOT Mock audits
The Department of Transportation is moving rapidly toward nationwide implementation of a new and improved Measurement, Evaluation, and Intervention process called Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010. CSA 2010 is a FMCSA program to improve safety and reduce commercial motor vehicle (CMV)-related crashes, injuries and fatalities. When the program is fully operational by the end of 2010, FMCSA will have a new enforcement and compliance operational model making the roads even safer for everyone.
CSA 2010 replaces SafeStat with a new Safety Measurement System (SMS) that measures the previous two years of roadside violations and crash data. With SMS, every inspection violation counts, not just out-of-service violations, and both driver and carrier safety performances will be monitored. Carriers will continue to be rated as before but using the new BASICs analysis, and now for the first time drivers will receive their own individual rating.
It is imperative companies and drivers understand the impact of CSA 2010’s new Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories (BASIC) initiatives will have on their safety performance. The seven BASICs are:
• Unsafe Driving
• Fatigued Driving (Hours of Service)
• Driver Fitness
• Controlled Substance and Alcohol
• Vehicle Maintenance
• Cargo Related
• Crash Indicator
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Driver-Vehicle Roadside inspections are a critical component of any motor carrier's performance identity. The education of drivers, maintenance personnel and company safety officials of the
importance in obtaining a violation-free roadside inspection will be instrumental in avoiding unwanted interventions under the CSA 2010 program.
Dennis E Lamb Associates, LLC will assist you in identifying performance and recordkeeping weaknesses and provide recommendations and proven programs to monitor and improve your compliance in these areas.
Safety Programs - General
Additional services include general consulting on all transportation topics related to trucking. These services include, but are not limited to FMCSA’s MCSAP (program), Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) out-of-service criteria and all levels of roadside driver/vehicle inspection procedures.
• FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP)
• FMCSA’s DATA Q Challenges
• CVSA Out-of-service Criteria
• CVSA’s Seven Levels of Roadside Driver/Vehicle Inspection Procedures
All motor carriers should closely review each roadside inspection report for errors in violation write-ups and most importantly to ensure another carrier’s violation history is not attached to yours. Reconciling the inspection reports against the motor carrier profile will alert the company to common mistakes made by enforcement officials.