Many senior living communities don't realize they're required to comply with federal transportation regulations, and that failing to comply puts them at greater risk.
If your community uses vans or buses to transport residents or employees across state or international borders, you may need to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Even if you don't cross any borders, there's a good chance your state enforces FMCSRs.
The greatest risk is the potential legal liablility for failing to comply with regulations and not taking meaningful action to resolve safety and compliance issues. Court cases can easily reach into the seven-figure range when negligence can be proven by a plantiff's lawyer. FMCSA penalities for noncompliance after an audit can be significant as well. In 2018, carrier penalities ranged from $1,000 to $150,000, with higher settlements resulting from willful misconduct.
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Managing your driver qualification and drug & alcohol testing program (including compliance with the DOT Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse)
Managing your employee training program
Handling vehicle title and registration details
Or, partner with a dedicated J. J. Keller® Consultant who will help you navigate the complexities of transportation compliance at a senior living community.
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Having dedicated account reps at J. J. Keller to help manage all our communities across the country gives us peace of mind that we're doing exactly what we need to stay compliant.
Corporate Fleet Manager
Brookdale Senior Living Solutions