With continued focus on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability initiative, J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. has launched a comprehensive outsource service for identifying and correcting driver-based deficiencies. J.J. Keller says its new DQ Platinum service demonstrates a company’s commitment to proactive safety management by incorporating drivers’ CSA performance into the ongoing qualification process.
DQ Platinum uses the daily monitoring of drivers’ U.S. Department of Transportation roadside inspections, along with the management of driver qualification documentation, to identify driver compliance deficiencies before they become liabilities. The service is designed to flag compliance gaps that often may be overlooked or unknown, such as unidentified or improperly qualified drivers. In addition, the service is designed to detect inaccurate or questionable roadside inspection data and takes the steps necessary to get it removed from the carrier’s DOT number.
The DQ Platinum service includes daily monitoring and notification of inspected drivers, monthly CSA reports, receipt and retention of roadside inspection reports, DataQ administration and tracking and CSA intervention support. The service, while closely tied to driver qualification and fitness, is designed to provide companies with exposure and reporting across all of the CSA Behavioral Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) – allowing them to make meaningful improvements in all areas of their safety programs.
“DQ Platinum is the perfect solution for companies that are working to minimize their DOT exposure,” says Scot Rambo, director of compliance services at J.J. Keller. “We’re helping companies protect themselves from intervention and litigation by being extremely proactive with the management of their driver qualification and CSA data.”
To further aid companies in its compliance efforts, J.J. Keller is presenting a free Webcast entitled, “Driver Qualification and Roadside Inspections: Understanding the CSA Connection” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. CT. The Webcast covers DOT standards for driver qualification, common roadside inspection violations and how inspections impact your BASIC scores. You can register for the webcast at the News and Events page of jjkellerservices.com.