New Training Schedules


Hazardous Materials – Tanks

September 21, 8:30 – 12:30

Recordkeeping (How to Survive a DOT Audit)

September 28, 8:30—12:30

CMVR for Managers

September 28, 1:00—3:30

CMVR for Drivers

October 20, 8:30—12:30

GPS and Hours of Service

October 26 (stay tuned)

Maintenance Records and Pre-trip

October 27, 8:30—12:30

Reasonable Suspicion

November 2, 9:00—11:30

Recordkeeping (How to Survive a DOT Audit)

November 2, 12:00—4:00

Contact for registration info

NHMTA Sponsors Second Load Securement Program

On May 9, NHMTA conducted the second of two load securement safety training programs for member companies at the White Mountain Community College in Littleton. The program focused on load securement and FMCSA regulatory updates.

Sixteen persons from seven member companies attended the program led by Trooper First-Class Kenneth Phoenix of New Hampshire State Police, Troop G, Commercial Vehicle Unit and Division Administrator Steve Piwowarski of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The program consisted of a classroom session and an outdoor exercise where attendees had to identify “problems” of load securement. Then, with TFC. Phoenix officiating, the group identified and shortly thereafter reviewed the problem areas on the demonstration vehicle that had been set up before the class.

World Trading Company (WTC), a division of Sabbow products, graciously supplied the demonstration vehicle, a flatbed with three different loads, for use during the outdoor portion of the exercise.

Following the outdoor exercise, Steve Piwowarski gave a presentation about the latest regulatory changes at FMCSA and the latest update on electric logging devices (ELDs). As use of ELDs becomes effective this coming December, NHMTA will be sponsoring additional programs focusing on the use and regulation of these devices.

NHMTA wants to thank Ray Billings and Ray Popsie of Phoenix Concrete, and Tim Fisher and Scott Jewell of WTC for their cooperation and assistance in providing the demonstration vehicle and the setup of “problems” used during these two programs. We also wish to thank Melanie Robbins and White Mountain Community College, TFC. Kip Phoenix of NHSP Troop G, and Steve Piwoarski of FMCSA, for their cooperation and assistance in conducting these two valuable programs.

Bison’s Pitzel: Safety is more than compliance

How does your company approach driver safety? If you’re simply using a drivers’ Compliance Safety Accountability performance data and training them to be compliant, that’s not enough.

This was the message Garth Pitzel, Bison Transport’s director of safety and driver development, delivered during a packed educational session on creating safety cultures at the Truckload Carriers Association’s 79thAnnual Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

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PHMSA is offering 4 Hazardous Materials FREE one day Workshop Seminars

PHMSA is offering 4 Hazardous Materials FREE one day Workshop Seminars in the ESC in upcoming months. FMCSA ESC HM staff will also be presenting on Hazardous Materials transportation regulations as well as having a place at the table on the panel for the Q&A portion of the outreach workshop.

Below are the dates and locations and the link to register is here:

4/6/2017 Albany, NY, Homewood Suites-Albany, 216 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12295, (609) 771-7890

5/23/2017 Morgantown, WV, Holiday Inn, Morgantown-Artria’s, 1188 Pineview Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505, (609) 771-7890

6/27/2017 Burlington, VT, Holiday Inn Burlington, 1068 Williston Road, Burlington, VT 05403, (609) 771-7890

6/29/2017 East Syracuse, NY, Hilton Garden Inn Syracuse, 6004 Fair Lakes Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057, (609) 771-7890

OSHA & FMCSA Rule Changes & Updates Seminar

March 10, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm
 What You Need to Know to Comply

New Hampshire Motor Transport Association, in cooperation with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Occupational Safety Health Administration are presenting this informational seminar focusing on regulatory changes and how these changes will be enforced.
Featured will be a review of recent rule changes, including Drug and Alcohol Database requirements and ELDT.
Find out how these new and enhanced rules will affect you and your company.
OSHA’s Requirements for Drug Testing & Incentive Program Do’s and Don’ts
Other New OSHA Requirements
Andrew Palhof
Compliance Assistance Specialist OSHA
National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Final Rule
National Training Standards for New Truck and Bus Drivers
Steve Piwowarski
Division Administrator

Registration Form Link

Reasonable Suspicion Training for HR, Managers, and Supervisors

March 8, 2017
(9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
We’re in the midst of a substance abuse crisis. Have all of your managers & supervisors been trained to recognize SUBSTANCE ABUSE?
Reasonable suspicion training should be aimed at all supervisors, managers, and human resource personnel. In today’s environment, if you hire anybody, knowing what to look for in terms of a substance abuser is critical for the safety of your company and employees. While DOT regulations specifically require “all persons designated to supervise drivers” to receive 60 minutes of mandatory training on alcohol misuse and 60 minutes on controlled substances abuse (49CFR §382.603), this DOT-required training will also be useful by reviewing a policy for other positions within your company not covered by FMCSA regulations and will give employers and supervisors the information they need to determine if an applicant is a substance abuser before hiring.

Registration Form Link


Cyber threats and cargo theft: Is your fleet at risk?

Feb 23, 2017 Cristina Commendatore | Fleet Owner

Consider this: You’re a legitimate carrier and you’re scheduled to pick up a load. But, because of a recent cyber breach – unbeknownst to you – cargo thieves beat you to the pickup location and take off with that load.

This is known as a fictitious pickup. And the frauds involved here have done their research. They’ve learned who picks up where, where the best cargo is, and how to conduct a cyber breach, which could mean manipulating your SAFER MCS-150 form (the FMCSA’s Safety and Fitness Electronic Records System) and posing as you, a professional carrier.

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