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Most Requested Classes in our Compliance Training Program

At Front Range Compliance Services, we pride ourselves on offering high quality trainings to Commercial Motor Carriers across the United States. Our Compliance Training Programs list of offered classes is extensive, and we are constantly updating the course material to stay as up to date with the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration's regulations and requirements.

While we are currently offering more than 20 classes as part of our Compliance Training Program, we have five classes that are most commonly requested from clients, both new and clients we have been working with for years.

Here is a breakdown of those specific classes and how they are offered.

Drive-Out Training for Supervisors (1.5 hours) - This class is specifically developed to train managers to complete a proper road test on all employees who, as a part of their employment, will drive company owned vehicles. The training covers the "Drive-Out" in its entirety from greeting the driver applicant to ending the test and completing the documentation.

Training Focus:

  • Examining the driver documents (Drivers License/Commercial Drivers License and Medical Certification)

  • CDL Vehicle Classification and license determination

  • Drive Out Examination procedures

  • Coaching and training drivers applicants

  • Completing the Pre/Post Trip Inspection

  • In yard driving maneuvers

  • Examination routing

  • Route exam and coaching

  • Ending the exam for unsafe actions

  • Ending the test and closing with the driver

  • Completing the examination documents

Our Drive-Out Training is only offered in-person. Call (970) 646-1050 for more information or to schedule training.

Pre/Post Trip Inspection (2 hours) - This course consists of both classroom and vehicle walk around inspection. In class will be training on the rules and internal policy of completing the Pre Trip and Post Trip Inspection. Students will be instructed on completing the inspection documentation in accordance with the rules and policy. The vehicle inspection will both demonstrate the walk around inspection procedures and what a roadside enforcement officer is looking for during an inspection.

Training Focus:

  • General Pre/Post Trip Inspection requirements

  • Emergency equipment

  • Steering system

  • Brakes - Trailer breakaway and hand brake, parking brake, hydraulic brake system, and air brake systems

  • Trailer coupling devices

  • Wheels and tires

  • Axle hubs

  • Lights and reflectors

Pre/Post Trip Training is currently only being offered in-person, but will be available online through our online training platform, DOT University, by mid-November, but is available for pre-order now. Call (970) 646-1050 for more information or to schedule training.

Cargo Securement (2 hours) - This course trains all drivers in the general cargo securement rule/regulations and policies. During this training, we focus on the different types of securement for the diverse type of equipment and tools carried in your trucks or on utility racks for day to day operation. Additionally, we focus on securement of machinery and other equipment carried on trailers. This course pairs well with the Pre/Post Trip Inspection training because while the class and I are walking the fleet and completing the practice inspection we discuss cargo securement in great length and will see many examples for students to ask questions about or we typically find violations and can be corrected easily.

Cargo Securement is offered both in-person and online through DOT University. Call (970) 646-1050 for more information or to schedule training.

SAFER Defensive Driving (2 hours): SAFER is a simple acronym that helps you remember five defensive driving principles. Drivers will learn the acronym and learn how to apply it to everyday driving practices.

S is for See Hazards. It’s important to identify and see hazards as soon as possible so you can make safe driving decisions to avoid dangers.

A is for Anticipate Actions. Anticipating the actions of others and changing situations helps you prepare to make safe driving decisions.

F is for Find Space. Creating space around your vehicle provides you time and space to react to potential driving dangers.

E is for Evaluate Conditions. Knowing traffic conditions can help prepare you for your trip and allow time to make any necessary adjustments to your route for the safest travel between locations.

R is for React. Driving defensively is not only seeing hazards, anticipating actions, and finding space, it also includes constantly reacting to changing situations.

The National Safety Council defines defensive driving as, “A form of training for motor vehicle drivers that goes beyond mastery of the rules of the road and the basic mechanics of driving. Its aim is to reduce the risk of collision by anticipating dangerous situations, despite adverse conditions or the mistakes of others.”

We developed this course in 2021, and since then it has been widely used by carriers throughout the US. We have taught this to thousands of drivers and always receive high complements. This course is perfect for all drivers operating company vehicles.

Defensive Driving is offered both in-person and online through DOT University. Call (970) 646-1050 for more information or to schedule training.

Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors (4 hours) - In this training supervisors of CDL drivers are certified in identifying the signs of drug and alcohol use/misuse within their organization and the proper reporting procedures as required by the FMCSA.

Training Focus:

  • Rules of Reasonable Suspicion

  • Drug & Alcohol Testing Programs

  • What is Prohibited

  • Definition of Reasonable Suspicion

  • Signs and Symptoms of Drug & Alcohol use/misuse

  • Identifying a Hangover

  • Workplace Scenarios

  • Required Forms and Documentation

Reasonable Suspicion is offered both in-person and online through DOT University. Call (970) 646-1050 for more information or to schedule training.

For any questions not answered about our Compliance Training Programs please call Nicole Hall at (970) 646-1050 or email her at!

Make sure to check out our online DOT Training, DOT University! We currently are offering Reasonable Suspicion for Supervisors, Cargo Securement and Defensive Driving. In the coming months we plan on releasing Pre/Post Trip Inspection, Designated Employer Representative, and Appendix A.

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