Motor Fleet Safety and Security Management, Second Edition

Motor Fleet Safety and Security Management, Second Edition

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Features

  • Covers managing specialty vehicle problems
  • Emphasizes a complete safety management system design
  • Shows how to set up and maintain a company wide motor fleet safety program that includes both safety and environmental issues
  • Contains 30 percent new material in this updated edition
  • Includes the new DOT regulations and how they should be implemented, as well as more on the shipping and handling of hazardous materials
  • Defines the new changes in the school bus programs so as to keep operating costs down with better management tools
  • Offers a model program that facilitates the integration of the book's contents into the development of safety and training programs

Summary

In the almost ten years since the publication of the first edition of Motor Fleet Safety and Security Management, the availability of new methods of transportation has made travel faster, and consequently, safety and security have become more important and more complex. Businesses must now become proactive in their own security and planning for emergencies. This second edition of a bestselling resource provides a complete understanding of how to develop and manage a comprehensive motor fleet safety and instructional program. It presents the underlying concepts, basic techniques, and principles of motor fleet safety and security management.

New, Revised, and Expanded Topics in the Second Edition:

  • Elements of a fleet safety program
  • Accident prevention
  • Consideration for small-fleet driver selection, training, instruction, and supervision
  • Vehicle inspection
  • How to organize accident data
  • Job safety analysis (JSA) meetings for commercial drivers
  • Fleet transportation publicity
  • School bus safety
  • Shipping and storage of hazardous materials
  • Security in transportation
  • Model of a motor fleet transportation program designed to assist in the implementation of a program

To achieve optimum safety, everyone involved in the transportation system should be adequately trained, supervised, and monitored. Proper data and incident reports must be maintained to identify trends and problem areas. Keeping the trademark style that made the previous edition so popular, the author addresses the critical steps for successful driver selection, training, instruction, and supervision. He provides you with the foundation you need to combat common problems and manage your motor fleet transportation system.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Large Trucks
Motor Fleet Industry
Transportation of Hazardous Materials
Transportation Security
Key Elements of This Text
References

Elements of a Fleet Safety Program
Purpose of a Safety Program
Main Elements of a Fleet Safety Program
Duties of Fleet Safety Directors
Elements of a Fleet Accident Prevention Program
Study Questions
References

Accident Prevention
Reasons for Accident Prevention
Main Areas of Fleet Accidents
Expense of Injuries and Illnesses
Costs of Vehicle Accidents
Conclusion
Study Questions
References

Special Considerations of a Small Fleet
Passenger Vans
Fleet Safety Program Elements
Main Interests for Fleet Owners or Managers
Considerations in Employee Selection6
Philosophy of a Small-Fleet Manager
Initial Training Briefs for New Employees
Components of a Driver Safety Program
Vehicle Condition
Management’s Role in a Successful Safety Program
Study Questions
References

Driver Selection
Predicting Safe Driver Qualities
Self-Discipline in Driver Selection
Managing Driver Selection
Abilities of a Good Driver
Personnel Facts
Driver Selection Procedures
Elements of Preselection Screening Related to Driving
Tests to Determine Behind-the-Wheel Attitudes and Abilities
Study Questions
References

Driver Training and Instruction
Benefits of Driver Training
Benefits of Using a Training Room
Systematic Visual Habits in Driving
Procedures to Follow in Case of an Accident
Methods of Teaching Driver Training
Additional Topics to Cover in Training
Fleet Skill Tests
Study Questions
References

Driver Supervision
Responsibilities of Driver Supervisors
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Prevent Accidents before They Occur
Motivating Drivers to Get Desired Results
Symptoms of Accidents the Supervisor Should Know
Policy Development
Safety Measurement for Fleet Managers
Study Questions
References

Motor Fleet Inspection Program
Employer Responsibilities
Accident Prevention
Training
Fleet Enterprise Job Hazards
Stimulating Interest in the Safety Program
General Safety Rules
Vehicle Inspection
Benefits Gained by Standardizing Fleet Vehicles
Built-In Vehicle Components Directly Related to Safety
Contributions a Driver Can Make to an Effective Maintenance Program
Advantages Gained by Assigning a Vehicle to an Individual
Characteristics of Fleet Management Programs
Study Questions
References

Organizing Motor Fleet Accident Data
Accident Investigation
Responsibilities of the Fleet Safety Director
Where to Learn about Causes of Accidents
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
Accident Record Systems
Accident Investigators
Classification of Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents
Study Questions
References

Job Safety Analysis
Identifying Risk and Job Task
Definition
Conducting a Job Safety Analysis
Monitoring and Reviewing JSAs
Benefits of a JSA
Study Questions
References

Safety Meetings for Motor Carrier Drivers
Incident Reduction
Types of Meetings
Subjects of Meetings
Summary
Study Questions
References

Motor Fleet Transportation Publicity
Improving Traffic Safety
Key Elements in Driver Training
Recognition for Safe Driving
Elements in an Incentive Program
Media to Promote Safety Awards
Advertising a Safety Awards Ceremony
Study Questions
References

School Bus Safety
Transporting Our Most Precious Cargo
Inspections and Maintenance of School Buses
Inspection of New Vehicles
Daily and Pretrip Inspections
Maintenance of School Buses
Responsibility of Personnel
Emergency Evacuation
Emergency Equipment
Reporting Accidents
Regulations for Transported Pupils
Transportation of Disabled Students
Parents’ Responsibilities
Employment Qualifications
Extracurricular Trips
Study Questions
References

Shipping and Storage of Hazardous Materials
Background
Standard of Care
Hazard Classes
Hazmat Employees and Employers
Hazmat Training
Shipping Papers
Emergency Response
Contacting First Responders
Placarding
Security
Hazard Communication
Chemical Inventory
Personal Protective Equipment
Spill Plan
Study Questions
References

Security in the Transportation Industry (Transit and Motor Carrier)
Federal Transit Systems
Motor Carrier Systems
Cheshire Petroleum & Gas Corporation (Model Plan)
Motor Carrier Policy
Crash Investigation Program
Program Development
Selecting, Training, and Supervising Personnel
Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
Health and Fitness Qualifications for Drivers
Pretrip/Posttrip Inspections
The Behavior Observation Program
Detecting Hazards
Emergency Stops
Reversing (Terminals or Loading Docks)
Observations
Procedures for New Hires
Procedures for Current Employees
Suspension and Revocation of Driving Privileges
Study Questions

Motor Fleet Safety and Security Management
Security Operations
Emergency Action Plan
Hijacking and Cargo Theft
Types of Emergencies and Disaster
Bombs and Bomb Threats
Terrorism Threats
Highway Watch Program for Truck Drivers
Study Questions
References
Appendix A: Combustible Liquids
Appendix B: Describing Hazardous Materials §172.202
Index

Author Bio(s)

Dr. Daniel E. Della-Giustina is a Professor in the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering and the Safety and Environmental Management Program, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University. He has published over 125 articles and fourteen textbooks in the discipline of safety, health, and environmental studies, and he has appeared as an expert witness in safety and health liability cases for the past twenty years in numerous cities throughout the United States.