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.

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.

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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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Hazardous Material Training

This training class will meet the requirements of 49 CFR Part 172.704, and 177.800(c). This is a required training for all Hazmat employees.

Mandatory testing is included and a Certificate of Training will be awarded.


Proving Your Truck Is Maintained


• CSA and Maintenance violations
• Can you prove your driver can conduct a proper pre-trip?
• Are you using daily vehicle inspection reports?
• Record retention requirements
• Do you have a preventive maintenance system in place?
• Vehicle maintenance documentation

**Certificates of this training are provided**

Reasonable Suspicion Training

 Do all of your supervisors of CDL drivers have the
mandatory DOT-required training to recognize

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 use (49CFR §382.603).  This DOT-required training shows supervisors what to look for when determining reasonable suspicion.  Also, this training illustrates a variety of scenarios and gives supervisors the confidence they need to handle difficult situations.

**Certificates will be handed out at the conclusion of the seminar**

Essential Recordkeeping

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has expectations that you monitor your compliance. This three hour seminar is designed to teach your administrative team (clerk/administrative assistant) recordkeeping management. The course reviews the required documentation process for the following:
• New hire paperwork (Driver Qualification File)
• Vehicle Maintenance Records
• Hours-of-Service
• Background and Previous Employer Checks
• Review of CDL and Non-CDL driver documentation
• Confidential recordkeeping for DOT Drug and Alcohol
testing by the Designated Employee Representative (DER)

**Certificates of this training are provided**