TRAINING COURSES

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DOT Compliance Manager Training (3 Days) - $1500

Over 360 students have attended this comprehensive three-day course developed to provide knowledge and training for personnel who manage a company's compliance program. The course covers detailed requirements for motor carriers operating inside and outside of Texas and includes all federal and state operation rules. With over 18 years of experience as both a Texas DPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Trooper and company DOT Compliance Safety Manager, I can assure that anyone completing this course will be provided the most extensive and practical hands-on training to effectively and confidently manage a safety program for their company.

Students will be provided the following:

- Course Presentation Booklet
- Driver Qualification Folder
- Vehicle Maintenance Folder
- 2023 CVSA Out of Service Criteria
- SCT USB Drive (Guidance Documents, Course Videos)
- Certificate of DOT Compliance Training

*Virtual attendance is optional, and all course materials are mailed to students prior to the course training dates.*

For students seeking to making payments, Klarna and Afterpay are accepted but subject to approval.

**Note: If the course you attend is presented at Midland College, you will not receive a certificate with CEU's issued by MC.**

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2024 Dates: Course Location Registration Link Seats Available Seats Reserved Registered Students
March 25 - 27 Midland College ATC (3200 W Cuthberth Midland, TX 79701 MC Website 18 2 John Garza, Caesar Collazo

Commercial Vehicle & Brake Inspector Training (2 Days) - $650

This two-day vehicle inspector training course provides students with the qualification training to perform federal commercial annual inspections, brake inspection, and brake readjustment as permitted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Day one consists of classroom training covering Part 396 (Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance) including Appendix A (Minimum Periodic Inspection Standards) and Part 393 (Vehicle Equipment Standards). Day two consists of hands-on practical inspection training with a truck and trailer, including a detailed explanation of what roadside DOT inspectors check during a CVSA Level I Inspection.

 

Students will be provided the following:

- Course Presentation Booklet
- CVSA Level I Inspection Procedures Diagram
- Lights and Reflective Device Requirement Diagrams (Truck Tractor, Truck, Trailer)
- Inspection Tools (Soapstone with holder, Ruler, Tire tread gauge, Tire pressure air gauge)

2024 Dates: Course Location Seats Available Seats Reserved Registered Student

Crash Investigation for Motor Carriers (8 Hours) - $450

This one-day course will prepare motor carriers to face the inevitable occurrence of a traffic crash incident and the actions to take in the following days such as employee care, vehicle preservation, employee statement taking, and when DOT Post-Accident Drug Testing is required. Discussion includes criminal liability that drivers may face following a crash in addition to their civil liability. The civil litigation process will be covered in length for participants to understand how a company initiated investigation, including effective photo-taking and evidence collection methods, can reduce insurance settlement amounts. The entire civil proceedings process will be discussed with emphasis on courtroom or deposition testimony by company personnel and the tactics used by plaintiff attorneys. Participants will understand how a poor or weak DOT Safety Compliance Program can affect civil litigation.

Students will be provided the following:

- Course Presentation Booklet
- Employee Statement Form
- Witness Testimony Guidance
- Certificate of Training

To view the course schedule and topics, click the document below:

Crash Investigation Course Information

2024 Dates: Course Location Registration Link Seats Available Seats Reserved Registered Student

DOT General Hazardous Materials Training (2 Days) - $650

This two-day course will provide motor carriers a basic understanding of transporting hazardous materials in commerce. Students will learn how the applicability of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations applies to hazmat transportation and the additional requirements by hazmat motor carriers and hazmat drivers license and endorsements. Students will learn the key applicable parts of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Regulations Parts (100-185), including hazardous materials registration permits, 101 Table, shipping papers, placarding, labeling, markings, and cargo tank testing.

Students will be provided the following:

- Course Presentation Booklet
- 2023 PHMSA Regulation Handbook
- Incident Reporting Form OMB
- Hazmat Driver Training Material
- Placard Hazard Class/Divion Diagram
- HM Markings / HM Segregation Chart
- Cargo Tank Testing Chart & Diagram
- USB Card (HM Training, Videos, Documents)
- Certificate of Training

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2024 Dates: Course Location Registration Link Seats Available Seats Reserved Registered Student

DOT Compliance Training for Commercial Vehicle Drivers (8 Hour Course) - $300

This 8-hour course is to provide commercial vehicle drivers (CDL and Non-CDL) with a basic understanding of DOT Compliance. Drivers will learn how to navigate through the major portions of the FMCSR’s and the DOT roadside inspection process. Drivers will understand how the SMS and PSP programs affect both carriers and individual driver history. The drivers will be presented with the Hours of Service regulations in Part 395 to have a clear understanding of logging and maximum hours, as well as all exceptions and exemptions contained therein. Drivers will learn what is required by regulation concerning their pre-trip and post-trip inspections. Drivers will end the training with an overview of the commercial vehicle equipment standards in Part 393.

Students will be provided the following:

- Course Presentation Booklet
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation Pocketbook
- CVSA OOS Criteria Handbook
- Vehicle Inspection Diagrams
- Certificate of Training

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2024 Dates: Course Location Registration Link Seats Available Seats Reserved Registered Student

DOT Audit & Recordkeeping Training (4 Hours) - $250

This four-hour training covers the critical items that companies will be evaluated on during a compliance review audit. This course is ideal for office and administrative personnel who are responsible for all document filing, hiring drivers, and record-keeping duties. This course does not require any prerequisites and is a great opportunity for an entry-level employee to gain basic knowledge to maintain minimal compliance requirements for their companies.

Students will be provided the following:

- Course Presentation Booklet
- Drive Qualification Folder
- Vehicle Maintenance Folder
- Certificate of Training

 

*Students attending online will be emailed the course materials and  Zoom meeting information the day before training.

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2024 Dates: Course Location Registration Link Seats Available Seats Reserved Registered Student

Basic CPR / First Aid Training (4 Hour Course) - Free

This course provides students with Basic First Aid and CPR knowledge and skills. The course is split in both knowledge assessments and practical exercise assessments for each student. Everyone completing the course will receive a two-year certification that meets most national training programs such as Red Cross, National Safety Council, etc. This course also meets the national standards for CPR training that lifeguards or care takers may be required or asked to possess in order to provide services.

To register for this free training, click on the registration link below:

2024 Dates: Course Location Seats Available Seats Reserved Registered Student