Upcoming training & events

    • October 12, 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 13, 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • virtual


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    The Safety & DOT Compliance series is three seminars held back-to-back.

    Day 1 (All Day):
    DOT Compliance & Safety:

    This seminar focuses on driver qualifications, safety fitness and safety ratings, roadside inspection, CDL requirements, and driver physicals. Master the safety compliance skills necessary to survive a DOT safety audit.

    Day 2 Morning:

    Hours of Service & Driver Logs: This hands-on interactive seminar provides training on the federal hours of service regulations and the proper use of driver logs. You'll participate in a driver log review and learn to identify inaccurate entries.

    Day 2 Afternoon:

    Controlled Substances and Alcohol Mandatory Training: This seminar completes the DOT’s mandatory supervisor training requirements for Alcohol and Controlled substances. Plus, you’ll review the critical parts of the DOT regulations on Alcohol and Drug testing (Part 382 and Part 40).

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    • October 21, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webinar
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    This members-only session is free to current MTA members 

    Open your lunch bag and computer browser to join MTA for the October session of MTA Lunch and Learn.  This month we will cover FMCSA News and Updates with plenty of time to have your questions answered.

    During this learning session, presented by Matthew Fabry, FMCSA Federal Program Specialist, Michigan Division, MTA members will receive an update on:

    • Regulatory changes
    • How offsite investigations work
    • Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (DACH)
    Zoom link will be sent with registration confirmation.  

    Registration and attendance or participation in the MTA Lunch and Learn constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees' image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities by Michigan Trucking Association.

    • November 09, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • virtual

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    The primary purpose of this seminar is to provide the participant with an understanding of realistic strategies for recruiting, hiring and training drivers.

    You’ll develop a real-world understanding of the driver personality and be able to “dialogue” with all driver/management team members in order to develop more constructive relationships, which will lead to a reduction in driver turnover.

    In addition, this seminar provides hard core strategies for handling scheduling problems and improving interaction between drivers, dispatchers and other management personnel.

    Who should attend?

    1) Those who manage drivers, are responsible for services to drivers, train drivers or have on-going connections with drivers, be it in person or through telecommunications.

    2) Anyone involved in dealing with employee and/or owner-operator drivers including:
    1. Dispatch and terminal managers
    2. Human resources officers
    3. Training managers
    4. Safety managers

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    • November 18, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • MTA Headquarters and Virtual
    • 30
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    Want to conduct annual inspections on your fleet or for carriers requesting this service?
    First, your mechanic(s) needs to be qualified. Although Michigan requires some mechanics to be state certified, this does not mean they are automatically qualified to perform a periodic inspection.
    MTA’s exclusive two-day Periodic Inspection Training (PIT) webinar meets the FMCSR Part §396.19 requirement that individuals are qualified to perform commercial motor vehicle periodic (annual) inspections if they successfully complete a state-sponsored training program.
    Discussions focus on:
    • Understanding inspection criteria for required parts and accessories;

    • Reviewing 49 CFR, Appendix G minimum periodic inspection standards;

    • Comparing North American Uniform Vehicle Inspection Procedures and 49 CFR, Appendix G;

    • Contrasting CVSA Out-of-Service-Criteria with the FMCSA Annual Inspection;

    • Understanding annual periodic inspection paperwork.

    Provided materials:
    • Exclusive MTA Periodic Inspection Training Manual;

    • Current edition of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations;

    • CVSA Out-of-Service Criteria Reference Guide;

    • Proof of participant's completion of state-sponsored training;

    • Participant certificate of completion.

    Presenter-Donald Willcutt, Safety Director, Brenner Oil Company


    Training may be presented live, hybrid or via Zoom as protocols allow. Instructions will be provided prior to each scheduled class date. Materials and links for virtually held classes will be sent prior to the class.


    Registration and attendance or participation in the MTA PIT Claas constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees' image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities by Michigan Trucking Association.