Motor Fleet Safety Basics

Motor Fleet Safety Basics:
Training for the Safety Director
(2 Days)

This course is available in 2-day classroom format.  Required training for the
Certified Director of Safety and Certified Safety Supervisor
designations.After this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the role of the safety supervisor in implementing quality fleet safety programs.
  2. Implement record keeping systems to meet  DOT and OSHA regulatory requirements.
  3. Conduct basic on-site accident investigations and compile accident reports.
  4. Implement procedures to prevent employee injury and control workers’ compensation claims.
  5.  Apply strategies to hire successfully.
  6. Recognize driver retention problems and identify and implement strategies to improve retention.
  7. Identify safety-related training needs and assess available resources to deliver effective safety training programs.
  8. Describe the benefits and requirements for becoming a NATMI certified safety professional.


Course Description: This  “Fleet Safety 101” program is designed to provide training on effective implementation of safety-related policies and procedures. A training requirement for NATMI’s safety certification program, this course is designed for line-level safety supervisors, with the basic emphasis on what they need to do and when and how to do it.  Managers of small fleets and experienced safety professionals seeking a refresher on technical issues will find this course helpful as well.

You’ll gain technical knowledge taught within the context of the importance of safety and applying a quality management approach to safety program implementation.  Some pre-reading is also required. The following topics will be covered:

  • Objectives of a fleet safety program
  • Overview of NATMI certification for safety professionals
  • DOT/OSHA Record keeping issues and requirements
  • Reporting and documenting vehicle accidents
  • Employee injury control and prevention
  • Hiring the right people
  • Driver retention
  • Safety training
  • Implementing safety in your company