CMV Accident Procedures

Course Description:

Today, we’re going to talk about commercial motor vehicle, or CMV, accident procedures. Knowing what to do following an accident is essential. You can minimize the damage and potential liability caused by an accident if you take the right action immediately following the incident. Accidents are difficult and upsetting situations to deal with. Whether minor or major, they can have an impact on your future as a CMV driver. So you want to be sure you handle any incidents effectively and correctly. During this session, we’ll cover all the basics. But remember, you also need to be familiar with your carrier’s specific rules and procedures for dealing with accidents.

Course Duration: 20 minutes

Why “CMV Accident Procedures” Matters:

Recognize the importance of taking proper action following an accident;

Identify postaccident procedures;

Understand alcohol and drug test requirements and procedures;

Respond effectively to emergency situations arising from an accident; and

Provide complete and accurate information about the accident to your employer.

Key Points:

  • Follow your employer’s postaccident procedures.
  • Document the accident.
  • Know when alcohol and drug testing is required.
  • Contribute to your employer’s accident report.

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