J.J. Keller: FleetMentor’s ‘Roadside Inspection’ webcast a success

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FleetMentor, the online toolbox and fleet management adviser by transportation industry provider J.J. Keller & Associates, held a “Roadside Inspection” webcast event on Dec. 3 that attracted more than 130 transportation professionals. The webcast provided participants with a general overview of the roadside inspection process and gave them knowledge and best practices on improving the outcome of future road inspections.

Throughout the presentation, J.J. Keller experts Thomas Bray and Timothy Evans engaged participants by asking various poll questions and answering questions submitted by attendees. One of the poll questions asked if the attendees track roadside inspection data, with 68 percent stating that they did.

“All roadside inspections should be recorded and tracked,” Bray says. “There are several reasons for doing this. First, the tracking will provide a mechanism to make sure that any violations noted in the inspection have been corrected. Second, the tracking will allow the carrier to see developing trends in violations. Finally, it provides a database to be compared to SafeStat. Because of how SafeStat uses the roadside inspection data, it is critical that carriers compare what they know about their roadside inspections to what SafeStat has on file.”

Beginning this month, FleetMentor will begin hosting monthly, topic-specific webcasts that are free to all subscribers and trial members of the service. Participants will learn firsthand about topics that directly impact their organization. Upcoming webcasts include:

  • “The Physical Side of a Qualified Driver,” Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1 p.m. CT; and
  • “Hours of Service: It’s More Than Just a Log Book,” Thursday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m. CT.
  • Future webcast topics include accident reporting and investigation, claims management, DOT recordkeeping requirements and DOT audits. To participate in any of these webcast events, transportation professionals who are not already subscribers can register for a free 30-day no-obligation trial by going to www.fleetmentor.com. Registration for each webcast will open about 30 days prior to the event.