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NAFA Pacific Southwest Chapter to Hold Commercial Vehicle Meeting

September 28, 2004

The subject of the next meeting of the Pacific Southwest Chapter of NAFA is: "Are You Dazed and Confused About Commercial Vehicles?" The meeting will take place on October 5 and will be presented by Ken Cotton. Cotton is director of compliance & regulatory services at AmeriFleet Transportation. He is responsible for providing consulting services to companies operating motor vehicles regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and various State Departments of Transportation. These services include mock DOT audits, service/logbook auditing, risk management assessments, outsourced regulatory compliance services and NATMI training courses. Cotton has 20 years experience in the DOT regulatory services. At this meeting, some of the things attendees will learn include:

General Commercial Vehicle Information

  • What is a commercial vehicle?
  • State versus federal regulations

    Personnel Commercial Vehicle Issues

  • Hour of Service regulations
  • Driver log books
  • Driver medical certificates
  • Drug testing
  • Driver DOT certification
  • Time keeping records
  • When is a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) required?

    Commercial Vehicle Issues

  • GVW requirements for federal DOT regulations DOT safety inspections
  • Before and after shift vehicle inspections — driver log book documentation
  • California Biennial Inspection of Terminals (BIT) program
  • CDL endorsement class A, B and C: hazardous, tanker. combinations, passenger

    The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 5, at the Sheraton Cerritos, 12725 Center Court Drive, Cerritos, CA. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:00, and the presentation will take place from 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. The cost is $35 for pre-registration until October 1, via website, e-mail, fax, or telephone, and $40 after October 1 or at the door. For more information, contact NAFA PSW Chapter []

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