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The class was very informative, for those that are in the transportation industry.
Great material and knowledge to use in an every day DOT regulated operation.
This 3 day course is a great, in depth course for all levels of DOT knowledge.
You will definitely learn more than what you will from other courses. This course is well explained, simplified, and the materials given to students is more than what you’d get from any courses.
I highly recommend this course to anyone who’s new to DOT or needs a refresher.
I fully appreciated this course. I am new to this field and I was pretty overwhelmed but after leaving this class I’m more confident that I can go back and utilize what I learned. I highly recommend this class to anyone that wants to further their knowledge. I will be attending more of Santiago’s classes in the future.
Excellent class. Extremely informative. I felt I was educated and understood a lot in DOT until I took the class. I feel now that I have a lot more confidence in my day to day with a much clearer outlook on the subject.
Santiago is a world of knowledge and an excellent communicator. I look for forward to the next class I can take with him.
I’ve was introduced to Mr. Santiago Talamantez several years ago, and his knowledge is unprecedented in this subject matter. His extensive experience and knowledge as a past DOT Trooper and Safety Manager puts him in a field of knowledge above the rest. This course is not only worth your time but the resources received are unmatched to anything else. I definitely completed this course with renewed faith in my ability and eagerness to continue to grow in my DOT knowledge with extreme confidence and guidance from Mr. Santiago. I highly recommend business owners as well as staff and or anyone who want to understand this high demand industry to attend not only this course but any course offered my Mr. Talamantez because his level of expertise is next to none in my opinion. Blessed and grateful to consider him not only a friend but fantastic instructor who is invested in his course material and in the success of all those who attend his courses. Continued success in all your future endeavors.
Probably the best DOT course I ever sat through. Santiago is probably the most knowledgeable DOT instructor I’ve ever known. Would highly recommend this course to anyone in a DOT position.
Excellent course. I learned to see SAFETY in a different way. Now i have a lot of work. Thank you Santiago. Great master.
The 3 day training was well worth it, it gives you a lot of information and resources that are well explained by the instructor. I liked that is also practical with exercises where you apply what was learned in the safety regulations.
I felt confident in the fact I would leave Mr. Santiago’s course with so much more knowledge then I had before. From the moment the introduction to the course was made I felt like I was at the right and only place there was for ME to be able to gain much more knowledge in DOT Compliance. The way the information was taught to my class would even perpetuate even greater questions I’d ask to my team before. All in all a 5/5 training, and a 10/10 instructor.
Great wealth of knowledge that was gained in this training. Instructor was straight to the point and cleared some questions I had.
In my seventeen year career as a CMV driver, I have not heard anybody give this kind of training. When I signed up, I was not sure how it was going to be presented. However, I was surprised since the first hour I was there Mr. Santiago has a strong knowledge from his previous work as a Trooper of the DOT regulations and explain in vivid detail those regulations. I am very impress of his presentation, all the material he put together to hand you down and knowledge you get about those regulation and the ability he give you to understand how important this is when it becomes a accident with one of your trucks in the road. It’s worth this training, of Compliance Manager for DOT regulations every penny you invest. Every trucking company and their owners need to take this training for the safety of your drivers and the safety of other drivers on the road and for the safety of the overall bottom line of your company.
Very good training. DOT updates. great material
Excelente curso, proporciona las herramientas necesarias para poder leer, interpretar y aplicar la legislacion del DOT.
Edgar R. Alvizo
I took this course and it focuses on things that all Safety Managers should know. It has helped me to understand more my job. It is a very complete course, from the information that it contains, straight from the book, to all the material that is provided to work with during the course. It is very hands on and it gives you real world examples of the transportation business and from the instructor’s experience.
Great class, very easy to follow. Instructor takes his time to make sure we understand what is he is teaching. I would recommend it to any trucking company. Money well spent , keep up the good work. 👍🏾
Great course!!! Truly helped myself and company gain a clear understanding on regulations. Instructor dedication and passion to coach and mentor those attending this course made it a great experience. Although a lot of information is taught in short time (almost feeling over whelmed), instructor presented curriculum in a way that didn’t leave us feeling unprepared. I personally appreciate what Santiago is doing in preparing the DOT managers to better themselves and their organizations. Look forward in attending second week of training. Again, thanks Santiago and see you in April.
If you want to learn the truth nothing but the truth take this class, every single penny is so worth it.
He’s the most realistic and honest instructor you ever find.
Santiago delivered a class that was very informational answered any and all questions and spent time making sure we knew and was satisfied with the questions he answered. I would highly recommend this course.
Very informative class and even being in the industry dealing with this everyday you still learn something new. I urge anyone in the industry to attend this course and continue learning.
Un curso muy recomendable en donde aprendes acerca de las reglas de la FMCSA.
Personalmente es una herramienta que adquiri para impartirla en mi lugar de trabajo.
Excelente curso! recomendado al 100% ya que se te explica a fondo todo lo que se debe saber en este ramo del Transporte en cuanto a las regulaciones del DOT…
Excelente curso!! recomendado para toda persona que este en este rubro de trabajo. En lo personal aprendi muchas otras cosas que no sabia sobre las regulaciones del US DOT, soy fiel creyente de que la educacion es algo muy importante al igual que seguirte capacitando y actualizandote para seguir a la vanguardia en cuestion de todos estos temas. Muchas gracias a Santiago por el buen curso/entrenamiento.
Esta muy bien el curso, Santiago provee mucha información y da material para interpretar mejor las regulaciones.
This class was very informative, and Mr. Talamantez was very engaging with every student in the class. As a driver operator, it was very beneficial to learn more on the DOT side including out of service criteria, driver qualification files, and vehicle maintenance files. I highly recommend taking this class if you’re a driver and want to learn more of the DOT side or if you want to eventually get off the truck and be part of the DOT compliance team for your company.
I came in to the class with zero experience, but after taking the class I learned a lot more than I could of ask for. The classes are easy to understand and thanks to the teacher who is very knowledgeable. Got my money worth, I strongly recommend this courses to everyone. I plan to take more courses.
One of the best investments that any company could make! It’s a very detailed course that is helping me out a lot; I was more than satisfied and really happy that I was able to attend. Very good instructor and pretty straightforward with the combination of material given makes it even more worth it.. definitely recommend it.
I highly recommend taking this training, for new or established companies. By far it will be the best investment for 2022. It’s detailed and straightforward. Guaranteed that it will save you $$$ by preventing citations. Also, the take home material is above and beyond of what was expected. Thank you, Santiago! 🙏🏼 Great job and it is worth every penny.
If you’re going to invest in yourself or your company, do it with this training. He just doesn’t tell you what the regulations are; he shows you where they are at and has several exercises for you to do to make sure you understand. He makes sure you get the topic before moving forward. Don’t think about the price because I honestly think this class is cheap for the knowledge he gives you!
This is an excellent training! Great Content! Santiago provided training on everything I was needing information on, as well as clarifications on many misconceptions and misinformation I was given previous to this training. It is a must for anyone handling DOT.
I would recommend this class to anybody looking to either the enter the field or refresh your skills. The instructor is very knowledgeable and invites questions. He keeps you engaged and the class is not regular boring classroom setting. You definitely get your moneys worth!
Class was extremely informative, great explanations of exactly what the facts and laws are instead of opinions, hearsay, and interpretations.
Very informative, very in depth. Been a trucker for 15 years and learned things I didn’t know and should have known. Cleared up lots of myths and trucker talk and misleading information. Ton of knowledge gained in a 3 day period, looking forward to a 2nd week course and become a more educated DOT safety supervisor.
Starting as a new owner/operator, this course was very informative and many of the rules and regulations applied to the hotshot field which I did not know. I highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to do any kind commercial vehicle movement.
5*’s no doubt, IT’S WORTH IT…..
Un curso con muy valiosa informacion, muy completo, ayuda mucho para conocer la importancia de hacer las cosas bien, y llevar un buen registro y procemiento en lo que es el transporte.
Objetivo alcanzado, información de lo más actualizado y realmente lo esperado, agradecido con el instructor Santiago, pues el material que impartió fue de gran calidad y la forma de desempeñar la clase fue estratégica para el aprendizaje.
A fairly comprehensive course, increases knowledge, very complete with a variety of updated examples, an excellent interpretation and instruction on the subject. So professional, congratulations!!
First I would like to say this course was very informative and included both Texas state law and federal regulations. Being a 3 day course and actually learn that material was amazing and was well worth the price; not to mention Mr. Talamantez kept the class interesting and wanting to learn and ask questions in the different sections of the course. I recommend this course hands down… 5 stars for sure.
This was a very informative course that I really recommend anyone to take whether you’re a beginner or not. The information given and the material given for you to take home is very useful. Can’t wait to take the 2nd part of this course.
Santiago’s teaching methods are great. Very clear and concise. Doesn’t waste your time. Knowledge provided worth every dime. Material presented & provided was put together with a lot of thought.
Much gracias por el entrenamiento, excellente curso! Muy informativo, vale la pena, la inversion y el tiempo invertido. Para todos que andan buscando orentacion y apollo con la regulaciones requeridas por DOT en Safety/Compliance este es el curso que debes de tomar.
Es un curso muy completo nos prepara para llevar una compañía de transporte por completo desde un inicio y para hacer las cosas como lo marca la ley. Además incluye todas las herramientas necesarias para desarrollarlo en la compañía al 100%.
Gracias y que Dios te bendiga por tanta dedicación.
El curso es bastante bueno, abarca los aspectos generales de la regulacion de DOT y la mejor parte es que te provee de material en Español que puedes llevarte a tu empresa para leerlo con calma y consultarlo. Te provee aparte de formatos, ejemplos e incluso de que documentacion necesitas tener en tus archivos por chofer para cumplir con lo requerido por DOT. Fui parte de la primera clase en Español y estoy segura que ira mejorando cada vez. Santiago promueve mucho la participacion del grupo durante la clase y en general el ambiente que se maneja durante todo el entrenamiento es de amabilidad, respeto y con libertad de hacer todas las preguntas necesarias.
This is a great class if you are new to Safety/Compliance and a must if you think you know Safety/Compliance, this class will shatter any fairytales you may have heard in or around the industry and will give you straight answers and although a bit pricey it is worth every penny and will leave you asking when the next class will be.
I can’t recommend this class enough! As the DOT Manager in our office, I learned so much that will not only make our operations safer, but more efficient and productive. Santiago is extremely knowledgeable and shares his knowledge and experience in a way that keeps the entire class engaged. There was a great balance of teaching, discussion and hands on learning. Having the tools and resources we need to understand regulations and laws is invaluable.
Why did YOU miss out on this training course??!
Last week I attended this DOT Compliance Manager Course in Corpus Christi. This course was very informative and the instructor, Santiago Talamantez, was great!! He knows his curriculum and is VERY knowledgeable of the materials that he presents. He didn’t sugarcoat anything. As he gave us the materials, he explained why and in detail.
He would put you on the seat answering questions and included some short small work assignments/quizzes in class to test your knowledge of the materials that he gave. Going into this training course, I was somewhat knowledgeable of a few things, but some other things that I was not. Now after taking this course, I have a better understanding of what is fact and what is needed to know working in this industry.
Mr. Talamantez, thank you for your time and effort giving me this knowledge and I can’t wait until the next course!
Now everyone reading this, if you are thinking about attending this course/class, you better do so! I highly recommend this course because it is well worth the cost and time to attend. If you own a trucking company or work in management, I highly encourage y’all to attend and get educated on DOT Compliance and the liabilities associated with operating as a motor carrier!
I had the opportunity to attend the DOT Compliance Managers Course in Corpus Christi, Texas on the week of May 11-14. This course was by far the best DOT course that I have attended. Mr. Talamantez is very knowledgeable and I’m glad that he shared his knowledge with the class. Going into the class on the first day I believed that my knowledge was pretty high, but as we went along through the course I realized that my knowledge was not what I that it was. Once again Thank You Mr. Talamantez. Can’t wait for the next course..
I highly recommend this class, well worth the cost to attend! I also encourage owners and managers to attend.
This was a very informative and helpful class for anyone in the Oilfield Industry who deals with the transportation of goods and services in Inter as well as Intra state. It is well worth the time and money. Highly recommend!!
This was an awesome DOT training class. As someone that has attended a lot of training classes in the transportation industry over the last 40 years, this class was hands down the best. Santiago has so much knowledge in this field and is happy to share all of it with the class attendees. If your company operates any size CMV in Texas or other States, this class will definitely help you understand the rules you must comply with. I highly recommend this training !!! Bobby Tuttle / CIRT
This class is the best class I’ve attended. Instructor is professional and makes it interesting enough to where you’re paying attention and learning. He doesn’t hesitate to take your question and shows you in the book where your answer is. Best DOT class hands down. If you haven’t spent your stimulus or income tax check, spend it here.
Santiago is a great instructor, very organized, explained the material very well. I highly recommend this training for ANY transportation company. This training is great for someone starting off in the transportation industry, or even someone who is wanting to be up to date with DOT regulations/safety material.
I attended the four-day DOT Compliance Manager Training in Midland, TX. The course was laid out in easy to understand sections. Trainer was extremely knowledgeable in all material. Was provided several tools to use going forward. I would recommend this training for entry level DOT managers.
I attended the four day DOT Compliance Manager Training in Midland, TX. The course was laid out in easy to understand sections. Trainer was extremely knowledgeable in material. Was provided several tools to use going forward. I would recommend this training for entry level DOT mangers to the more experienced DOT persons. Look forward to more training in the future.
This four day course was very thorough, detailed and organized for someone who has very little knowledge to seasoned veterans that are eager to learn. I really appreciate all the information, questions asked/answered and the references to be confident in protecting the public, company personnel and ultimately our company. Thank you Santiago!
Great course, highly recommended for anyone who is interested in learning about the regulations and safety. The lecture is extremely detailed and you can practice everything you learn at the end of the course inspecting a vehicle yourself.
Santiago takes the time to make sure you understand the rules and that you know how to navigate through the regulations for future reference. The training is very interactive and Santiago makes it super easy to understand the topics. He encourages you to ask questions and challenges you to learn more.
By the end of the training you are able to comprehend the complex rules and regulations that are required by DOT.
Highly recommend this course! I’ve been in the Transportation Industry for 14+ years and had some DOT compliance knowledge, but with this course I found out I had much more to learn. I and did learn it in the 4 days we were in the course. Great instructor, he knows how to explain compliance rules and help you find answers to questions.
I strongly believe that all trucking companies should send their Safety or DOT Manager or anyone in the company dealing with the compliance to this course. This training will help anyone better understand not only HOW to comply with the regulations, but get a better understanding of WHY we need to comply.
We never stop learning and you we never know what we can do until we try!
Great class and very informative. Santiago always has a positive attitude and answers all questions and makes sure you understand everything he is teaching. Santiago doesn’t pretend to know it all even though he is very knowledgeable in all aspects of DOT and safety and he will show you how to find the answers your looking for in the books so you understand the actual laws. The classroom materials are detailed and help you follow along with his instruction. I highly recommend any course he has to offer; this was the best safety training I have ever attended. Looking forward to his next training in Laredo.
The training is rich and abundant in safety rules & regulations. It is defined and explained in a way that the trainee can be confident on where to go to and what to look for related to FMCSA regulations & minimum compliance. The class is very interactive, open to Q & A with honest clarifications and sound understanding of the regulations from Santiago Talamantez.
Two words: Awesome course!
As a safety professional of 12 years, I have been through several DOT training courses and thought I knew almost everything that I needed to know, but never learned as much as I did when I went through Santiago’s DOT Course. Santiago was very knowledgeable and explained things so they were easy to understand. I would highly recommend his classes; it’s obvious he takes the time to fully understand the topics he is teaching.
The instructor, Santiago Talamantez was extremely knowledgeable and provided a wealth of information about DOT Regulations; what types of drivers licenses are needed for different vehicle combinations, Texas Intrastate Exemptions to the regulations, driver qualifications, and vehicle maintenance (and so much more)… He was answered every question anyone had in depth and kept us interested throughout the whole course. This course was exactly what I needed to further my knowledge in DOT Compliance. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone that has questions or needs training in this field. I appreciate all of Santiago’s hard work and dedication he has put into this course and his willingness to share it… I’m looking forward to taking his 4 day course in February 2021.
Honestly, when I signed up for the DOT Compliance Seminar, I thought I knew everything and all I was gonna do was reinforce my knowledge about DOT. I was completely wrong! There’s a lot more information to this that we need to know and I couldn’t be any more satisfied with this course. Just how Santiago said “Everything you know before we start, make sure to put it in your pocket for now”. You can’t go wrong with this course and even better when it’s a person who has been in this industry for so long. I am looking forward to the four day course.
Thank You Santiago!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND WORTH THE INVESTMENT!
Prior to attending the DOT Compliance Course taught by Santiago I knew just the basics about it or so I thought. After the 1st day of the training I realized I didn’t really know anything about DOT. This course that Santiago has put together is by far the best DOT training I have ever attended. He is very thorough with the information as well as an engaging presenter who allows opportunities to ask lots of questions. This seminar by far has more than met my expectations and would HIGHLY recommend anyone wanting to expand their knowledge in this industry contact him for his upcoming seminar dates.
If it was not for the training I did with Santiago, my little girl would be gone! While at a family BBQ , my 1-year old daughter began choking and I had to perform CPR on her. Thank God for the training we did and remembering to keep calm like he tells you in the class, I can’t thank him enough. I would highly recommend everyone going to Santiago for any training needs.
Santiago Talamantez is one the most intelligent, hard working people I have had the pleasure of working with and is a great family man too. When we worked together as Troopers conducting DOT inspections, Santiago was able to comprehend and excel so quickly that our chain of command saw fit that he taught some of the harder courses to new inspectors and troopers. A few of those courses included hazardous materials and cargo tank certification. Santiago is very professional and respected and is still often times called by some of our personnel for answers to questions they may have while out in the field. This shows the impact that his knowledge and character can also have on your company and your employees by using his services.
Mr. Talamantez’ demeanor exhibits a passion for improving not only compliance, but more importantly safety. His perspective as a former enforcement officer gave us a unique insight into how the DOT regulations, applicable to our company, are actually enforced. He proved to be knowledgeable and practical in his advice, and his approach was that of a coach rather than a regulator. Hire him in confidence. We will be doing so again.
Hiring Santiago Talamantez was one of the best choices B&L could have made. He manages our DOT compliance, as well as our OSHA compliance. We hold monthly, informative meetings for both CDL drivers and shop workers. Santiago is clear as day, breaking down what the actual LAW is and what standards have to be met. We pride ourselves in being SAFE, PROFESSIONAL, AND EFFICIENT. Our drivers and equipment are safer on the road, then they have been before. The one thing that I appreciate and adds tremendous value to what he does, is his availability. I have called both day and night when certain situations arise, and he provides guidance.
Contact Me Today
If you feel that your company can benefit from my services, please contact me using the information below. I am fluent in Spanish as well.
700 North Saint Marys Street
San Antonio, TX 78205