The second edition of J.J. Keller’s “Roadside Inspections: A Driver’s Guide” includes an introduction and to the new Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010 FMCSA initiative that will track, measure and evaluate carriers and drivers using 24 months of safety-based inspection violations.
The Keller product includes a closed-captioned DVD with chapter selections, professional commentary, a management message and a quiz. Also included is an instructor guide with training tips, 11 driver handbooks and a take-along reference, 11 tractor-trailer inspection cards for drivers when conducting pre-trip inspections, and a “trainer tools” CD-ROM that includes a PowerPoint presentation with handouts, quizzes, clip art and more. (Read more J.J. Keller news from Fleetowner)
Under CSA 2010, FMCSA will target enforcement interventions based on a carrier’s performance regarding inspection violations. A good roadside inspection program can mitigate the risks of FMCSA intervention. The Keller program covers the types of behavior that put inspectors on the alert, including the top reasons drivers are placed out of service; paperwork drivers need to have ready; the six serious potential consequences of a failed inspection; ways to make inspections quick and hassle-free; and additional paperwork required of hazmat drivers.
The Keller Driver’s Guide addresses some of the key components of the new FMCSA process, including:
- CSA 2010 System — Explains the four components of the system (data collection, safety measurement, safety evaluation, and interventions).
- CSA 2010 “BASICs” — explains the seven areas FMCSA will focus on (unsafe driving, fatigued driving, driver fitness, controlled substances and alcohol, vehicle maintenance, cargo related, and crash indicator).
- Ratings/Value system — describes how violations found during a roadside inspection are assigned values, and how those values are used to generate a BASIC score.
- Interventions — covers how scores are used to determine if a driver or carrier may be subject to an FMCSA intervention, ranging from a warning letter to a comprehensive on-site investigation.
- Roadside inspections — talks about the most severely weighted violations and emphasizes how the results of a roadside inspection directly impact the safety evaluation of both drivers and carriers.
Price and ordering information for the guide can be obtained by calling 1-800-327-6868. Callers should reference Action Code 28696. Keller said a preview of the video will be available online at jjkeller.com/28696.