A crash involving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) requires swift action from fleet managers to secure the scene, gather evidence, make reports, keep records, and perform investigations that can help prevent similar incidents.
J. J. Keller & Associates launched the Accident Investigation Procedures Training Service to assist motor carriers in adhering to post-accident protocols and conducting comprehensive crash investigations.
J. J. Keller's New Training Service for Motor Carriers
This program, led by consultants onsite, equips fleet managers with:
- The knowledge to comprehend FMCSR requirements after an accident.
- Assess driver’s adherence to proper procedures.
- Implement corrective measures based on investigation findings.
- Provide necessary corrective action training.
- Dispute the preventability of a crash through DataQs.
“What makes this training so special is that it not only trains managers on how to quickly and accurately respond to an accident by meeting the letter of the FMCSA standards,” said Sean Nebert, director of transport consulting services at J. J. Keller, “but also how to conduct an investigation that can protect the carrier from legal liability while preventing future accidents.”
J. J. Keller’s new training service covers:
- Driver accident procedures.
- Accident registers.
- Drug and alcohol testing requirements.
- Tiered responses to accidents.
- Evidence and data preservation.
- Accident reconstruction.
- Root cause and preventability analysis.
- FMCSA crash preventability determination.
- Follow-up responses to prevent future accidents.
“After a crash, there’s a lot to do in a short window of time,” added Nebert. “By having the proper training and processes in place, carriers greatly reduce their risk of costly mistakes being made.”