Guide aids drivers with roadside inspections
J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. has introduced Roadside Inspections: A Driver's Guide, a program designed to prepare drivers for roadside inspections.
This guide covers the types of behavior that put inspectors on the alert; the top reason drivers are placed out of service; paperwork drivers need to have ready; the six serious potential consequences of a failed inspection; ways to make inspections quick and hassle-free; and additional paperwork required of hazmat drivers.
At the core of the program is a 18-minute, closed-captioned DVD that features chapter selections, guidelines, professional commentary, a message for management, and a quiz.
The program includes an instructor's guide with training tips; 11 driver handbooks for use during training and as a take-along reference; 11 tractor-trailer inspection cards to assist drivers when conducting their pre-trip inspections; an awareness poster to remind drivers of key concepts; and a trainer tools CD-ROM.
This guide (438-DVD) is available for $245 by phoning 800-327-6868. Callers should reference Action Code 21048 when placing orders. A preview of the video is provided online at www.jjkeller.com/21048.
Bendix updates safety position paper
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has updated its Highway Safety Position Paper. In the paper, Bendix identifies four areas as vital to the improvement of highway safety:
Exploration of incentives and regulation — Bendix and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC — the company's joint venture with Dana Corp — support incentives, comprehensive testing, and mandates that lead to the adoption of the advanced technologies that help prevent accidents.
Engagement of the insurance industry — Industry estimates show that large-truck accidents involving injury can cost an average of more than $200,000 per event, while those involving fatalities result in an average of more than $3 million. The insurance industry can play a key role in preventing accidents and driving down these costs.
Support of driver education, technician training, and problem identification — More frequent and continuous education and awareness programming can help identify and correct brake issues throughout the year, helping to prevent brake-related accidents.
Development of advanced safety technologies — Bendix develops the heavy-truck safety technologies that can dramatically enhance highway safety. Continued investment in the development of such technologies will ensure the future safety of roadways.
E-mail Barbara Gould at [email protected] for complete details.
Bulk storage installation RP copies offered
Print copies of the Petroleum Equipment Institute's Recommended Practices for the Installation of Bulk Storage Plants (PEI/RP800) are now available for purchase. This latest RP document was produced by the PEI Bulk Plant Installation Committee and provides a basic reference that consolidates information concerning the proper construction of new petroleum bulk storage systems.
The RPs applies to underground, aboveground, atmospheric, and shop-fabricated tanks, associated piping, diking, spill containment, and equipment intended for the bulk storage and transfer of petroleum, biofuels, and related products to and from wheeled delivery-vehicle tanks. These recommended practices apply to single- and double- walled horizontal and vertical tanks, as well as insulated and fire-protected tanks.
Printed copies of this document can be purchased on PEI's website at www.pei.org/rp800 or by contacting PEI by phone. Single copies can be purchased for $40 by PEI members and $95 by non-members.