Summit Idealease of Kansas City hosts safety and compliance seminar

Summit Idealease of Kansas City sponsored a private truck fleet safety and compliance seminar called, “TRANSPORTATION INNOVATION: Leading the Way to Improve Safety and Compliance” on Oct. 10, at Harrah’s Casino in North Kansas City, Mo.

The company says the one-day seminar aims to help private truck fleet professionals main­tain a safe fleet, provide safety training to their managers, reduce violations and accidents, and satisfy annual Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliance requirements.

Seminars are provided across the country by Idealease, Inc., in partnership with the National Private Truck Council (NPTC).

The guest speaker at this seminar was David Bement, director of technical training for Idealease Inc. Support for this seminar was provided by sponsors Anthony Liftgate, Hercules Van Bodies, and Midwest Transport.

Cal Alexander, vice president of Summit Idealease, noted that “We are pleased to once again host an Idealease Safety Seminar. This training is vital for our customers and events like this allow Summit to provide our customers with a needed service.

“Through teamwork between our local Idealease and truck sales department teams, this was another successful event. I want to thank Charles Phillips, area sales director; Terry Kletting, area operations director; and Mike Rissler, lease manager, for their leadership with this customer event, which helps to differentiate Summit and Idealease from other lease and rental providers.”

The 2017 seminar provides a simplified, step-by-step approach to help attendees understand how to comply with FMCSA regulations, manage commercial motor vehicle safety, and control liability exposures. Virtually all aspects of commercial truck operation were covered at this session, including:  Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulation implementation, the future of trucking, definitions and applicability of Commercial Motor Vehicles, intra-state carrier regulations, using CSA to manage your fleet, driver qualification files, drug and alcohol testing, accident documentation, vehicle maintenance and inspection, the Food Safety Modernization Act, and establishing a proactive safety and loss control program.

After attending the seminar, private truck fleet professionals will have current information to help manage fleet safety for all major areas scrutinized during state and federal compliance inter­ventions and reviews. The seminar’s step-by-step approach simplifies compliance with federal and state regulations, hours of service (drivers’ daily logs), drug and alcohol testing rules, vehicle maintenance and inspection, accident recordkeeping, and driver qualifications. Attendees also learn about new and proposed regulatory changes and how to enhance their safety programs above and beyond regulatory requirements.

All seminar attendees receive the Idealease Guide to Transportation Safety and Compliance, a manual that assists fleet managers with safety and compliance documentation; the Idealease Pre- and Post-Trip Inspection DVD for driver education; and a subscription to the Idealease Safety Bulletin, a weekly safety and compliance e-mail publication.

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