The PSATS CDL Program offers the following half-day educational classes which can be presented at your location and preferred date to maximize employee attendance while eliminating the cost of employee travel and lodging. Full-day training would include any two of the three classes outlined below, with the second class qualifying for a 50% discount. For questions, contact James Wheeler, Manager, PSATS CDL Program, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (717) 763-0930, ext. 128.
FEDERALLY REQUIRED CDL TRAINING!
“Probable Cause Training for CDL Supervisory Personnel”:
State and federal regulations require every employer who has CDL employees driving vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating or operating weight of more than 26,001 pounds on public roads to participate in a drug and alcohol testing program. These same regulations also require these employers to train all personnel who supervisor employees with commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) in handling suspected on-the-job drug or alcohol use. This class addresses these federal requirements by providing supervisory personnel with a working understanding of the federal CDL regulations, including on-the-job probable cause procedures. In addition to those supervisory personnel who are required to attend, all other township CDL employees should attend this class to ensure they, too, are on the same page regarding this important public safety training.
Participants will learn what to do if they suspect or verify that a CDL employee is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol while on duty. Each attendee will receive a class informational packet containing relevant instructional material and detailed directions on their use. Each participant who completes the class will receive a certificate attesting to their attendance at supervisory personnel training for permanent retention in their employer’s files. This training is required at least once for all personnel who have any supervisory responsibilities for CDL employees. However, all your
CDL and CMV employees will benefit from attending this class.
ADDITIONAL PSATS CDL PROGRAM CLASSES
“CMV/CDL Records Management Class”:
The PSATS CDL program has developed this class to help employers understand all the records they should be maintained for their commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and the employees who operate them. In Pennsylvania, a CMV is generally any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating or operating weight of more than 17,001 pounds used on public roads. Each attendee will receive a class informational packet containing relevant instructional material and detailed directions on their use.
This class will review CMV/CDL employee and vehicle paperwork, including pre-employment inquiries from the FMCSA Clearinghouse; requests for CMV driver’s license information from PennDOT; annually reviewing each CMV driver’s qualification to continue driving; CMV daily vehicle inspection, maintenance, and repair reports; the employer’s required policy on CDL drug and alcohol testing; and a general overview of all the CDL regulations.
“Road Crew Safety Review Training”:
The PSATS CDL Program offers this important class to provide elected officials, supervisory personnel, municipal vehicle drivers, and road and public works employees with an update and review of the latest rules and regulations regarding commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and CDL drivers and vehicles, work zone safety practices, personal protective equipment (PPE), and general road and municipal garage safety procedures. This class consists of structured content with plenty of interactive “question and answer” opportunities and will get your employees up-to-speed on all
matters pertaining to workplace safety.