Register Today for 2012 Transportation Safety Days and Flagger Training!

Sponsored by the Marcellus Shale Coalition

Thursday, May 3: DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA
Thursday, July 19: Penn Stater, State College, PA
Tuesday, October 30: Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA

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Transportation Safety Day

Event Goal: Increase understanding about Pennsylvania’s regulations and improve safe operating practices for drivers. Four individual breakout sessions will be presented by PennDOT, PUC and PA State Police

Who should attend: Drivers, trucking company representatives, company safety coordinators or representatives, and anyone directly involved with the transportation component of natural gas development.

Transportation Safety Day Agenda

Each of the four sessions will be offered four times Please refer to registration form for details
  • 7:30 am: Registration Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00–9:15 am: Welcome Keynote Speaker
  • 9:30–10:45 am: Concurrent Sessions 1
  • 11:00 am–12:15 pm: Concurrent Sessions 2
  • 12:30–1:30 pm: Lunch | Speaker Panel Discussion
  • 1:45–3:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions 3
  • 3:15–4:30 pm: Concurrent Sessions 4

Flagger Training

Event Goal: Train supervisory individuals to provide flagger training in accordance with the specifications listed in Section 901 of PennDOT publication 408. Attendees have the option of attending a four-hour morning or afternoon course (see page two for session description).

Requirements: Pass a 20-question exam (70 percent is considered passing). MSC will provide copies of the presentations, handouts and quizzes for the training course. After course completion, a wallet card will be issued (valid for three years), as well as a CD with all training materials.

Who should attend: Supervisory individuals who train others within their organizations.

Flagger Training Agenda

Flagger session will be offered twice. Please refer to registration form for details.
  • 7:30 am: Registration
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm: Flagger Training
  • 12:30–1:30 pm: Lunch | Speaker Panel Discussion
  • 1:30-5:30 pm: Flagger Training (repeat of morning session)

(Note: Transportation Safety Day and Flagger Training are separate events; however, attendees from both events will be combined for lunch.)

Transportation Safety Day Presentations

PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

Special hauling permits are required and issued for oversize and overweight loads using Pennsylvania’s interstate highways, U.S. routes and other state highways.  During this session, PennDOT will discuss the process by which these permits can be obtained and the penalties for violating their terms and conditions. This session will also address PennDOT’s posted and bonded roads program.

PA Public Utility Commission (PUC)

The PUC will discuss the Commonwealth’s Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) program, along with the requirement for certain carriers to obtain PUC operating authority.  Pennsylvania’s New Entrant Audit and Compliance Review programs and their impact on carrier operations also will be discussed.

PA State Police (part 1)

During part one of this two-part breakout session, Pennsylvania State Police motor carrier enforcement personnel will discuss safety regulations with particular emphasis placed upon the most common violations found during roadside inspections of trucks supporting gas drilling operations.

PA State Police (part 2)

During part two of this two-part breakout session, attendees will participate in an actual walk-around truck inspection performed by experienced field motor carrier inspectors.   Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about how to operate in compliance with the applicable state and federal rules and regulations.

Flagger Training Presentation

This course is an instructor-led flagger train-the-trainer session conducted for individuals who can train personnel in their organizations who have flagging responsibilities on any road open to the public. This course has been designed to meet the PennDOT Publication 408 flagger training requirements mandated for all flaggers in Pennsylvania. The course covers flagging procedures, work zone set-up requirements and traffic control devices based on information from PennDOT Publication 213—Temporary Traffic Control Guidelines, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). There is an additional module on the basics of adult learning so that trainers will be provided with background useful for setting up a flagger class and training adults.