Your journey towards understanding and achieving compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations begins here! Trucksafe Academy is a leading provider of comprehensive online DOT compliance courses, covering topics like DOT registration, driver qualification, hours-of-service, vehicle maintenance, DOT enforcement, and much more.
Trucksafe Academy's online training courses are unlike any others! Specifically built to bring safety team members and drivers up to speed on the most significant components of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, our courses break these complex topics down to their basic components and present them in an engaging fashion. Why choose from an a la carte menu of mundane, outdated training videos when you can receive comprehensive training on all pertinent topics in one engaging course?
20+ in-depth video lessons in each featured course, plus helpful written resources and quizzes to keep you on your toes!
Top quality, relevant and up-to-date material taught by industry attorney and public speaker
Complex regulatory topics made intuitive through engaging training videos and content
One-Stop DOT Compliance Training
Finding quality and comprehensive DOT compliance training materials in an easy-to-follow format can be maddening. Traditional regulatory training resources are outdated and bloated with topics that are irrelevant to most trainees, not to mention boring! Trucksafe Academy is your one-stop shop for intuitive, no-nonsense DOT regulatory training courses.
Our courses are designed with both desktop and mobile users in mind. Especially critical for commercial drivers who are on the road--but equally available to all enrollees--the mobile versions of our courses work great on any tablet or handheld device with internet access!
Improve Safety Metrics
Regulatory non-compliance can cost you thousands in fines, increased insurance premiums, and lost earnings due to out-of-service orders. Whether you're a business owner, safety team member or driver, our courses are sure to provide the information you need to stay compliant and out of the DOT's crosshairs.
Realize Potential Insurance Savings
Many commercial insurers offer premium discounts or other incentives to carriers whose drivers and safety team members complete comprehensive safety training like our courses.
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DOT Compliance for Safety Managers
An in-depth course designed for business owners and safety managers, covering all major components of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, and what it takes to build and maintain a compliant safety program. Understand precisely what the FMCSA expects in terms of effective safety management controls.
DOT Compliance for Drivers
Comprehensive regulatory training materials for commercial drivers covering topics like driver qualification, hours-of-service, vehicle maintenance, drug/alcohol testing, and more. The perfect tool for commercial drivers to help minimize enforcement and keep your trucks moving!
DOT Compliance: Enforcement Master Class
Detailed training on FMCSA enforcement mechanisms and programs like compliance reviews, safety ratings, CSA and SMS, roadside inspections, and more. Discover how to use these programs to your advantage to improve your safety metrics and minimize your exposure to audits, roadside enforcement, and fines.
Trucksafe's mini courses focus on a particular regulatory-compliance topic and generally run between 1 and 2 hours in length. These courses are great for targeted or remedial training. For comprehensive training, be sure to check out our featured courses.
A detailed look at the federal driver qualification rules in 49 C.F.R. Part 391, including minimum driver qualification standards, physical qualification and medical cards, road tests, driver training requirements, and driver qualification files.
A mini course focused on the hours-of-service rules in 49 C.F.R. Part 395, including duty status, driving and on-duty limits, driver logging, ELDs, short-haul and other exemptions.
Avoid Costly Enforcement!
In 2020, the average fine assessed by the FMCSA against motor carriers for non-compliance was $5,959.* For a fraction of that amount, you can enroll in one of our courses and gain the regulatory knowledge you need to reduce the likelihood of that type of enforcement for years down the road.
*Source: FMCSA Summary of Closed Enforcement Cases. https://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/SafetyProgram/EnforcementCase.aspx.
Structured Courses & Premium Content!
Interactive Quizzes & Handouts!
Take your courses on-the-go!
Custom completion certificates!
Who benefits from these courses?
Our courses are designed with the busy business owner, safety team and/or driver in mind. Our safety team course is ideal for new (or seasoned) safety managers, associates, or dispatchers who are in need of a primer (or refresher) on all things DOT safety. Our driver course is the perfect tool for driver safety meetings or refresher training. Our enforcement course is invaluable for carriers who face (or wish to avoid) safety audits, warning letters, civil penalties, or roadside violations. And our mini courses are great for targeted driver or safety manager remedial training.
How often is the course content updated?
Our courses are updated routinely to account for significant rule or policy changes.
Why Trucksafe Academy?
If you've searched for DOT compliance training, you know the struggle of trying to find a single source for relevant, up-to-date content that isn't sold a la carte. Trucksafe Academy eliminates the guesswork by providing comprehensive courses, covering the most relevant and critical DOT compliance topics.
How will these courses help my business?
Non-compliance is costly. Carriers whose safety programs are not up to snuff face civil penalties, vehicle/driver out-of-service orders, and even company-wide shut downs. Our courses equip you, your safety team, and your drivers with the basic regulatory knowledge and tools they need to avoid DOT enforcement and keep you up and running.
How are the courses structured?
Each of our courses is broken down into chapters that cover critical DOT regulatory topics (e.g., DOT registration, insurance, driver qualification, hours of service, maintenance and inspection, CSA/SMS, drug/alcohol testing). Each chapter contains a series of individual video lessons covering specific issues within the broader topic area, along with helpful document downloads. Once you complete a chapter, you will have the chance to test your newfound knowledge through a simple quiz!
How long does it take to complete a course?
Your course content is available to you for 12 months after you enroll, but can be completed at your own pace. Each featured course contains 20+ video lessons. You could complete a featured course in a couple of days if desired or spread it out over time. Mini courses typically run between 1 and 2 hours.
What content is covered in the courses?
Each course is unique and provides only the most relevant and up-to-date material. Generally speaking, topics include DOT registration, general compliance, insurance, driver qualification, hours of service, vehicle maintenance, drug/alcohol testing, DOT enforcement, CSA/SMS, safety ratings, and more. Be sure to check out our individual courses to view the curriculum.
Do you offer volume pricing to companies with multiple enrollees?
Yes! If you are a motor carrier looking to enroll your safety team members or drivers in our courses, we do offer volume discounts. We also offer enterprise subscription pricing for companies looking to enroll their entire workforce. Please contact us for details.
I need more specific advice. Can you help?
While our course material covers a wide array of DOT regulatory topics, it is necessarily more generalized in nature. If you need advice specific to your particular operations or circumstances, please contact us.
Before launching Trucksafe Consulting, LLC and Trucksafe Academy, Brandon Wiseman worked as an attorney and partner with Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, the largest transportation law firm in the U.S. While there, Brandon helped lead the firm's DOT Safety & Compliance practice group, counseling carriers of all types and sizes on all things DOT safety. He assisted clients with developing safety programs, policies, and procedures from the ground up, represented them before the FMCSA in administrative appeals, safety rating upgrades, and civil penalty cases, and tackled some of the most complex regulatory issues plaguing the industry.
Over the years, Brandon has spoken regularly at industry conferences and events, lecturing on topics such as driver onboarding, hours-of-service, ELDs, CSA and SMS, DOT enforcement, safety ratings, and much more. Brandon also taught a course on DOT safety at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis and has published a number of articles and white papers on the topic.