DOT Boot Camp 2018: Compliance, Recruiting & Retention of Drivers(VRTTNSO18)

Presented by: Mark Dixon
Duration: 180 Minutes
 

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Overview

Complying with U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) rules and regulations isn’t exactly a cakewalk. Whether you have 10 or 1000 drivers, the same strict standards apply. It’s also no secret that the trucking industry spends millions of dollars in driver turnover every year. No other industry experiences as high a rate of employee turnover as the trucking industry does. In such a scenario, how do you find the right drivers to fill up those empty trucks? And how do you ensure that you don’t lose your good drivers, stay compliant – and still retain your competitive edge?

Find it all out in this virtual boot camp by trucking industry veteran Mark Dixon. Get the skinny on how to comply with the DOT’s strict rules and regulations, and learn proven strategies to hire, train, and retain top-notch truck drivers. You will receive handy insider tips, and learn about unknown potential markets – including how to use them to your advantage. Plus, you’ll learn dos and don’ts of keeping a steady pool of drivers, while maintaining a competitive edge in your recruitment efforts.

Just because the trucking industry loses millions of dollars due to truck driver turnover costs, it doesn’t mean that you have to lose money, too. Register now to save your company precious time and money. Happy Trucking!

 
Session Details
Session-1: DOT Compliance
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM | Duration: 50 minutes

Regardless of size, every trucking company must comply with the same strict standards and requirements laid down by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). Don’t wait for the DOT to knock on your door to get compliant. In this session, trucking industry expert Mark Dixon will present all of the tools you need to get compliant and stay there. You will learn how to set up a compliant safety department, survive a DOT audit, and run a happy and safe trucking concern.

Session Highlights

You will learn about all the key compliance requirements, such as:

  • Driver's Qualification Files/Requirements
  • Past Employment Verification
  • Driver's Hours of Service - Management and Auditing
  • Truck Maintenance Files/Requirements
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing/Requirements
  • Driver's Policy and Procedures Manual
  • Driver Orientation Program Development
  • Accident Reporting/Requirements
  • Roadside Inspections
  • Corrective Action Reporting
  • Safety/Compliance Management Systems
  • SafeStat - MCS 150 Updates/Corrections
  • CSA 2010 Requirements-Implementation
  • USDOT Regulatory Review/Audit
  • OOS Criteria and Review
  • FMCSR Evaluation and Review
  • And much more…..
 
Q/A Break: 10 minutes
 
Session-2: Recruiting - Get Insider Tips on Truck Driver Recruitment
Time: 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM | Duration: 50 minutes

The trucking industry experiences one of the highest rates of employee turnover. It costs more than $2,000 to replace a single lost driver for an average, dry van – and much more for specialized carrier drivers. When added to the associated costs of recruitment, the cost to replace a lost driver can exceed 50%.

This session with Mark Dixon will cover over 100 key points – including insider tips, unknown potential markets, and how to use them to your advantage.

Session Highlights

  • How to recruit fresh drivers for your company
  • How to determine your recruitment needs
  • How to target your market
  • How to set your hiring criteria
  • How to set the hiring criteria for drivers
  • Expert tips on what to offer and how to market to your target audience
  • Insights on successful ad writing, and the functions of a job description
  • How to beat your competition
  • Little known job markets
  • The recruiting/hiring process
  • Utilizing 3rd parties, websites, printed, online, and audio contacts

After attending this session, you will know how to develop and maintain a competitive edge in your recruitment efforts. Plus, you’ll be confident in your ability to maximize your results and minimize your efforts in a super competitive market, while keeping your trucks full.

 
Q/A Break: 10 minutes
 
Session-3: Retention
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM| Duration: 50 minutes

There are many reasons why drivers leave – such as low pay, ugly freight, home time issues, equipment, support, mistreatment by management, and the list goes on. And there are many reasons why drivers stay. In his 5-plus years of research and development, Mark Dixon has looked at what the successful companies are doing right and what the not-so-successful companies were doing wrong in their attempts to keep a steady employment of their driver pool.

In this session Dixon will present ideas and practices that begin from the time of recruitment, orientation, and training, and carry through to your seasoned drivers as well. Dixon will show you how to identify your problems, and provide time-proven solutions to tackle those problems. This session will reveal over 100 points worth considering. If only one of the points saves just one driver, the cost of this presentation will have paid for itself 10 times over!

Session Highlights

  • Recruitment, orientation, training, and retention ideas and practices that work
  • Retaining seasoned drivers
  • How to identify your problem areas
  • Time-proven solutions to solve problems
  • 100-plus points to consider

If your company is concerned with driver turnover, you won’t want to miss this session!

 
Q/A Break: 10 minutes
 
Who Will Benefit
  • Company presidents and owners
  • Operations management personnel
  • Safety personnel
  • Recruiting personnel
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About Our Speaker(s)
Mark Dixon

In 1990, after a successful career in Sales and Sales Management, Mark Dixon changed gears. He left the rat race, dog eat dog world of the sales arena, went to truck driving school, attained a Class A CDL License, and hit the freedom of the open road as an 'Over the Road' truck driver. His children were growing taller, the dogs didn't recognize him anymore, so after 2 years of truck stops and greasy food he accepted an operations position as a dispatcher so he could be at home. Within time, advancements to operations management, compliance, driver training, recruiting, and safety management came Mark's way, serving as the Director of Safety for three different trucking companies. Mark realized that the industry was experiencing many issues that weren't being properly addressed. Driver turnover across company lines was rampant, communication skills within operations was lacking, and driver recruitment was always an uphill battle, not to mention the always present and looming DOT Compliance issues effecting everyone in the industry. It was at that time that Mark ventured off into his own consulting concern researching and developing programs addressing these issues. Mr. Dixon has presented to trucking company professionals extensively in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. From Driver to Operations Management, from Recruiter to Director of Safety, Mark has a firsthand approach to many of the issues and concerns presenting the industry today. His close to 25 year relationship within the trucking industry have imparted a wealth of information to be shared and enjoyed with his audiences everywhere.

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