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Upcoming Webinars

  • The What and Why of Distracted Driving
    Jun 6, 2023 (11:00 Eastern; 10:00 Central)
    The advancement of mobile devices has resulted in constant connectivity, but at the expense of traffic safety. The goal of this study was to understand the barriers preventing drivers from driving without manipulating their devices, and what they perceived would motivate them to stop driving distracted.

Past Webinars

  • FMCSA Presents: CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse / ELDT Regulations & the TPR
    On November 17-18, 2021 representatives from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided updates on the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, the Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) Regulations, and the Training Provider Registry (TPR). These hot topics in the industry have sparked a lot of conversation and questions.
  • Heavy Truck Crash Tool
    This webinar held on December 9, 2020 discussed a tool that provides instant access to information regarding heavy truck crashes in Iowa. Developed by Iowa State University in partnership with the Iowa DOT, the detailed data provided in the tool has the ability to help target enforcement efforts to reduce and prevent future heavy truck crashes.
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Updates
    On January 21, 2020, speakers from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) discussed the changes to the CDL rules and the newly implemented Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.
  • Updating and Implementing the Grade Severity Rating System (GSRS) for Wyoming
    This MPC webinar, held November 20, 2019, focused on the need to update the GSRS, a system that recommends safe descent speeds for trucks on steep downgrades. Discussion included changes in truck characteristics including aerodynamic designs, brake features and engine characteristics in the decades since the development of the GSRS.
  • Impacts of Cannabis Legalization
    On March 5, 2019, speakers from both the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) discussed the impacts of cannabis legalization.
  • Update on FMCSA Rulemaking and Programs
    On February 12, 2019, Nikki McDavid provided an update on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) rulemakings and programs, including the Under 21 Military CDL Pilot Program, Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, Entry Level Driver Training, and more.

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