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Fleet Safety Unit I

Journal entry: In your opinion, what are the top three causes of distracted driving? Is it possible to not be a distracted driver? How can you improve in your driving practices, personally or at work, to avoid distracted driving?

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Question 1 

Which of the following is NOT one of the safety procedures that are necessary for drivers to comply with within OSHA guidelines?


Drivers are required to maintain accurate driving records   always.


All employees who operate a fleet/company vehicle must hold a   general valid driver’s license to operate any vehicle as necessary.


Drivers are required to follow safety procedures when   operating a fleet vehicle both on and off the job.


Any driver may not use a hand-held device, such as a cell   phone, while operating a company vehicle.

Question 2 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provides unsafe driving guidelines for motor carrier companies to train employees, as the companies are accountable for ensuring the quality of employees’ performances. Which of the following regulations have been established to train employee driver safety?


Use of hand-held mobile devices; applicable operating rules;   prohibition against texting; use of seat belts


Applicable operating rules; ability to text while driving;   good faith initiatives; use of seat belts


Hazardous materials containment; process improvements;   non-fatigued driving; operational management


Terminal operations, use of hand-held mobile devices; driving   rules; waiving of pre-trip and post-trip inspections

Question 3 

Which of the following federal agencies does NOT have regulations that accurately address fleet safety exposures?


Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration


Federal Aviation Administration


Department of Transportation


Defense Commissary Agency

Question 4 

Which of the following provides a guideline for all motor carrier companies in identifying the correct safety compliance policies to use within their fleets?


Safety Management Processes


Vehicle Maintenance Activities


Motor Carrier Identification Report


Incident Reporting Processes

Question 5 

All companies, in addition to the public, can access the new Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations published within the:


Safety and Fitness Electronic Records.


Operating authority and compliance documents.


Federal Register.


National Safety Council Administration.

Question 6 

Utilizing waterways is an innovative way to transport goods in a timely manner, not only for local products but also international goods. Identify three factors that contribute to marine-related transportation issues, and discuss possible solutions to these issues that companies can utilize to proactively support safety.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 7 

Companies across the United States should be committed to promoting safety practices throughout the workplace in addition to effectively providing training to all fleet drivers to ensure professional driving and safety procedures. Research and suggest communication methods and training that companies can utilize to disseminate information to employees in reinforcing a commitment to safety throughout an organization.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 8  

Hours of Service Regulations are an important part of proactive fleet safety management. Describe how these regulations are important to fleet safety and how they help prevent possible accidents while on the job.

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

Question 9 

Determine the number one cause of workplace fatalities, and describe which safety procedures can help prevent these types of incidents in the future.

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

Question 10 

Identify and explain three instances of when the Department of Transportation (DOT) preempts Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations regarding transportation regulations.

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

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