Webinar: Department of Transportation (DOT) Series

A Guide to Understanding Fleet Best Practices

DOT Series 101:

Basic Overview

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Many of the FMCSA regulations apply to vehicles that have gross vehicle weight ratings over 10,000 pounds. 

This webinar will be the first in a series of future webinars that will look at:

  • Basic regulations that apply from the differences between interstate and intrastate regulations
  • DOT numbers and reporting requirements
  • Driver Files
  • Hours of Service
  • When CDL's are required and more!

Who should attend? 

Anyone who is in charge of a fleet of vehicles and isn't sure what regulations apply to them or wants a better understanding of the regulations

DOT Series 102:

Driver Files and Driver Screening

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This second in the DOT series will focus on best practices for screening drivers and maintaining thorough driver files.  Some of these requirements pertain to vehicles over 10,000 pounds and others apply only to CDL vehicles. 

This webinar will review the driver file components needed and the various driver screening requirements including:

  • Pre-Employment Screening Program
  • Drug and Alcohol Clearing House
  • Options for obtaining driving records

Who should attend?

Those in charge of hiring drivers and maintaining the driver files for vehicles in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR. 

DOT Series 103:

Vehicle Maintenance and Safety Management Scores

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This is the third in a series of DOT focused webinars and will be aimed controlling the Safety Management Scores with a focus on the maintenance scores. 

We will discuss:

  • Common violations
  • Best practices for preventing these including load securement
  • Pre-trip and post-trip inspections
  • Annual maintenance requirements

Who should attend?

Those in charge of maintaining the fleet when dealing with vehicles that have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating over 10,000 pounds.



All of our webinars are recorded -- if you cannot make the live session, you can register to receive a link to the recording and the presentation slides. There will also be time during the webinar to ask questions and a formal Q&A section at the end of the presentation. You can also view our webinar archive to see any past webinars we have hosted.

Ken Alderden Risk Control Consultant

Ken Alderden

Ken joined Hausmann Group in 2022 with over 30 years of experience in the insurance safety field. He has worked both on the carrier and agency side, which gives him a unique perspective into the ins and outs of safety at companies both large and small. Ken focuses on Construction safety in particular, working with clients on fleet safety, FMCSA issues, and large property fire protection.

When Ken encounters a problem, he prides himself on making practical suggestions to improve safety that not only are effective at reducing risk, but also are practical to the business owners with their investment of time and money. He states, “Often there are alternatives to conventional safety practices that are overlooked. I would like to think my clients would say I enjoy providing common sense solutions.”

You can find Ken landscaping, tinkering with machines in his garage or spending time with his family when he is not in the office. He loves to do anything outdoors and has coached baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer over the years.

Ken has a B.S. in Occupational Safety from UW-Whitewater and is an OSHA Outreach Trainer for Construction Safety.