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KPA Releases New Safety Training Package for Commercial Motor Vehicle License Holders

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Lafayette, Colo. – March 17, 2020 KPA, a leading software, consulting services, and training provider for Environment, Health & Safety and Workforce Compliance solutions, announced the immediate availability of a bundled series of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety courses covering essential compliance topics. Road and driver safety continues to be necessary; in 2017, over 4,400 crashes included large trucks and buses and resulted from preventable actions like wearing a seatbelt. KPA’s driver-focused safety training package is intended for any employee who needs to regularly or occasionally operate a commercial motor vehicle.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 13% of traffic fatalities involved large trucks or buses, and 19% were a result of speeding. Although the number of CMV drivers and occupants wearing seatbelts is increasing, 38% of fatalities were individuals not wearing one. Additionally, 30% of the fatal crashes were in a work zone, and 6% involved distracted driving.

“Work zone accidents, seatbelts, and speed are safety concerns that commercial motor vehicle drivers can easily fix with the understanding and review of safe driving techniques,” said Kathryn Carlson, Vice President of Product Management. “Not only can our safety training package arm drivers with the necessary information, but KPA’s Vera Suite can manage the tracking and delivery of the courses to ensure drivers are current on best practices.”

Through a series of courses, the package takes trainees through topics including cargo securement, hours of service, space management, and work zone safety. Several of the courses meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s requirements for drug and alcohol training.

The full list of courses in the Safety Training Package:

  1. Aggressive Driving for CMV Drivers
  2. Alcohol in the Workplace (FMCSA-Compliant)
  3. Cargo Securement for CMV Drivers
  4. Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace (FMCSA-Compliant)
  5. Drugs in the Workplace (FMCSA-Compliant)
  6. Hours of Service for CMV Drivers
  7. Intersections, Turns, and Lane Changes for CMV Drivers
  8. Photographing Accidents for CMV Drivers
  9. Rollover Prevention for Cargo Tanks for CMV Drivers
  10. Safety Belt Awareness for CMV Drivers
  11. Space Management for CMV Drivers
  12. Speed and Stopping Distance for CMV Drivers
  13. The Hidden Cost of Accidents for CMV Drivers
  14. Truckers Against Trafficking Certification for CMV Drivers
  15. Work Zone Safety for CMV Drivers

To help employers meet federal, state, and local requirements, KPA develops interactive training programs that capture people’s attention and test their understanding of required concepts. In addition to online and onsite training, KPA offers a comprehensive suite of workplace and workforce management software and services that allow clients to improve safety, reduce risk and lower costs.

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About KPA

KPA provides Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), and Workforce Compliance software and services for mid-sized businesses. KPA solutions help clients identify, remedy, and prevent workplace safety and compliance problems across their entire enterprise. The combination of KPA’s Vera Suite software platform, EHS consulting services, and award-winning training content helps organizations minimize risk so they can focus on what’s important—their core business. For over 30 years, KPA has helped 10,000 + clients achieve regulatory compliance, protect assets, and retain top talent. For more information, go to www.kpa.io or call 866.356.1735.

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