Arkansas Trucking Association

CSS & CDS Fleet Safety Certification

Arkansas Trucking
Dates: March 12, 2018 12:00 AM - March 16, 2018 12:00 AM

Arkansas Trucking Association and NATMI Present

CSS & CDS Fleet Safety Certification

March 12-16, 2018 - Little Rock, AR

(Motor Fleet Safety Basics: March 12-13; Managing Motor Fleet Safety Programs: March 14-15;Certification Exam: March 16)

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Motor Fleet Safety Basics Course Description

This  “Fleet Safety 101” program is designed to provide training on effective implementation of safety-related policies and procedures. A training requirement for NATMI’s safety certification program, this course is designed for line-level safety supervisors, with the basic emphasis on what they need to do and when and how to do it.  Managers of small fleets and experienced safety professionals seeking a refresher on technical issues will find this course helpful as well.

You’ll gain technical knowledge taught within the context of the importance of safety and applying a quality management approach to safety program implementation.  Some pre-reading is also required. The following topics will be covered:

  • Objectives of a fleet safety program
  • Overview of NATMI certification for safety professionals
  • DOT/OSHA Record keeping issues and requirements
  • Reporting and documenting vehicle accidents
  • Employee injury control and prevention
  • Hiring the right people
  • Driver retention
  • Safety training
  • Implementing safety in your company
Managing Motor Fleet Safety Programs Course Description
This course is designed to provide transportation safety directors and prospective safety directors with the vision and skills that they need to manage an effective safety program. Participants will be playing the role of a newly-hired safety director at a company in need of a safety overhaul.  Through case-based scenarios, learn how to “sell” safety to top management, foster a safety “culture” in the organization, demonstrate safety’s Return on Investment, and consistently improve the safety of company operations using quality management approaches. The following topics will be covered:
  • How to become a Certified Director of Safety (CDS)
  • Safety is good business -- demonstrating the effect of safe operation on profitability
  • The quality management approach to safety programs: how to identify the root cause of company safety problems and establish systems for continuous improvement
  • Employee injury/illness management programs: focusing on critical safe behaviors to prevent or reduce injuries; managing injury costs through early return to work programs
  • Driver performance management: using quality tools to identify the root causes of Hours of Service violations and to analyze driver turnover
  • Accident analysis and litigation: root cause analysis of accident trends; a case study in accident litigation
  • Implementing safety: how to implement the concepts introduced in this course in your own company

Seminar Location 
Arkansas Trucking Association
 1401 W. Capitol Avenue, Ste. 183
Little Rock, AR 72201
8:00 am-5:00 pm



All Dates

  • From March 12, 2018 12:00 AM to March 16, 2018 12:00 AM

Contact Us

Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 372-3462 | Phone
(501) 376-1810 | Fax

Our Mission

  • PROTECT the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.
  • PROMOTE the dynamics of trucking so that people have a better understanding of the link between America's primary freight delivery system and the standard of living they enjoy.
  • SERVE our members to help them to grow their business and their profits
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