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A Guide to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT) Maintenance and Compliance

Online Certificate Course
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Maintaining compliance with countless federal and state program regulations can be intimidating for even the most experienced fleet management professional. NAFA’s FMCSA DOT Maintenance and Compliance Course will provide critical insights and advanced methodologies needed to support fleet organizations in better understanding the important tasks necessary to maintain program compliance.

Duration: 4 weeks | Discounted Member Rate: $349 | Nonmembers: $399

Course begins: August 24

Through this four-part course, participants will:

  • Understand the process to register your Commercial Motor Vehicle Uniform Carrier Registration Act compliance form.
  • Define driver management requirements and how they apply to your fleet.
  • Analyze asset and driver safety plans focusing on your company’s CSA Score.
  • Define and outline how to manage International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA), International Registration Plan (IRP), and Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT).
  • Understand vehicle inspection reporting, permitting, and DOT inspections compliance.

Through a blended format of asynchronous learning and live virtual review sessions, participants will be able to learn at their own pace and then connect and collaborate with the program facilitator. The course content will be delivered in four segments for the participant to view on their own. The live virtual review sessions will then include highlights of and discussion of that week’s topic, during which participants will have the ability to query the instructor. Upon conclusion of the four-week course, participants will gain access to the certificate exam. Those who successfully pass the exam will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Course Inclusions:

  • A Guide to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) (DOT) Maintenance and Compliance Manual (97 pages)
  • (4) Pre-recorded sessions (These sessions will be viewed on your own prior to each of the live review/Q&A sessions)
  • (4) 1-hour live review/Q&A sessions (August 31, September 7, September 14, September 21)
  • (1) Online Exam – must be completed within 3 months to receive certificate
  • Certificate of Completion – upon passing of exam


Course Schedule:

All live sessions are facilitated through Zoom from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET.

**Please note: Dates have been updated**

  • Week 1: August 24-31
    Part 1: Introduction to DOT Management
    • On-Demand Lesson (pre-recorded)
    • DOT Guide: Pages 1-23 (self-guided)
    • 1-Hour Instructor-Facilitated Interactive Review Session (live Zoom – August 31)
  • Week 2: September 1-7
    Part 2: FMSCA Overview – Commercial Motor Vehicle Definition
    • On-Demand Lesson (pre-recorded)
    • DOT Guide: Pages 24-46 (self-guided)
    • 1-Hour Instructor-Facilitated Interactive Review Session (live Zoom – September 7)
  • Week 3: September 8-14
    Part 3: Commercial Vehicle Driver Requirements
    • On-Demand Lesson (pre-recorded)
    • DOT Guide: Pages 47 – 71 (self-guided)
    • 1-Hour Instructor-Facilitated Interactive Review Session (live Zoom – September 14)
  • Week 4: September 15-21
    Part 4: CMV Maintenance and Repair Management
    • On-Demand Lesson (pre-recorded)
    • DOT Guide: Pages 72-97 (self-guided)
    • 1-Hour Instructor-Facilitated Interactive Review Session (live Zoom – September 21)



  • Participants will receive an email 1 week prior to the class start date with directions for accessing the course materials including A Guide to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) (DOT) Maintenance and Compliance Manual, agenda/study guide, links to live sessions (via Zoom) and links to the four pre-recorded sessions.
  • Participants will be given the assignment of watching one of the pre-recorded sessions prior to each of the live review/Q&A sessions.
  • The live sessions will provide highlights of the pre-recorded sessions and answer questions from participants.
  • After the final live session, participants will be provided access to the exam.
  • Upon successful completion of the exam student will be able to download a Certificate of Completion.

Registration closes Tuesday, August 23, 2022.


Sponsorship Opportunities:

NOW AVAILABLE! Set your company apart from the competition and gain brand exposure by connecting with your key audience through NAFA’s DOT Maintenance and Compliance Certificate Course. By sponsoring with NAFA, your organization will be prominently showcased throughout this program’s marketing promotions, on event materials, and more to thousands of decision-makers and key stakeholders in the fleet industry. This sponsorship presents your organization with the ability to educate and inform your audience as a subject matter expert in your field!

Exclusive sponsorship opportunity—contact Heather Schaefer, to secure your sponsorship today!


About the Instructor:

Steve Saltzgiver, CAFS, BSBM, MAOM, VMRS
Director of Strategic Innovation, Client Coaching, Training, and Product Innovation
RTA Fleet Management Products and Services

  • 40+ Years’ Experience in the Fleet Industry
  • Fleet Maintenance Journeyman Technician, Utah Transit Authority
  • Transportation Industry Consultant with Mercury Associates Over 10 Years
  • Successfully managed two of the largest alternative fuel fleets in the North America as Vice President of Fleet Operations for Coca-Cola and Republic Services
  • Recipient of the 2015 Sustainable Fleet of the Year and 2000 Honda Leadership award for sustainability
  • Nominated twice for “Fleet Manager of the Year”, Automotive Fleet Magazine
  • Government Fleet Hall of Fame Inductee, 2017