The need to understand and follow applicable government regulations is critical to providing safety for everyone affected by the transportation industry. Motor Carrier Safety simplifies the many complexities of legal compliance for the transportation of goods by highway. It provides you with the tools and focus required to achieve full regulatory compliance.
The author examines current regulations to determine what issues and requirements pertain to such issues as hazardous materials, drugs and alcohol, employee safety and health. Bulleted lists present the regulations in a clear, easy-to-use format. You will understand the issues and be able to determine the specific regulations that affect your place of business.
In addition to regulations and standards, this book covers points of training, record keeping, and suggestions for annual audits. Case studies relating to various regulations help you realize how either violating or complying will impact your business. These features combine to make Motor Carrier Safety the perfect vehicle for launching your in-house training program.
The laws governing the transportation of goods by truck vary from agency to agency. Motor Carrier Safety makes clear the regulations and provides the you with a practical source for complying with them. This book helps you to understand your regulatory exposure for non-compliance and guides you through the steps to becoming compliant.
Table of Contents
The Creation of a Safety Program
Definitions and Applicable Legislation
Hazardous Materials Table
Hazardous Materials Shipments.
Transportation of Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Materials Package Marking and Labeling
FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS
Commercial Driver's License
DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAMS
Drug and Alcohol Regulatory Requirements
ASSORTED DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TOPICS
Federal and State Interaction
Employee Safety and Health
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Inspections, Citations, and Proposed Penalties
Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Emergency Action Plan and Fire Prevention Plan
Transportation Focused Regulations
Personal Protective Equipment
Employee Assistance Programs
Accident Investigations and Corrective Action
National Fire Protection Association
"…excellent resource for motor carrier employers, safety directors and drivers…well-organized and easy-to-read, and the information is clearly presented. I know of no other publication that provides so much information in one volume…I would highly recommend this book to any safety and health professional who is involved in any way with motor carrier safety."
--Stuart Flatow, in Professional Safety