The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is offering training to drivers and carriers to help them meet the requirements of the new food hauling requirements put in place by the Food and Drug Administration.
The new regulations, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, require carriers transporting human and animal food to keep records demonstrating the cleaning, sanitizing and inspecting of equipment to ensure the vehicles transporting the food are sanitary, to make sure previous cargo doesn’t make the food unsafe, and that food that requires refrigeration is transported at an adequate temperature.
The FDA also requires that motor carriers and their drivers undergo training concerning temperature management and the reporting requirements of the rule. The new regulations took effect April 6, 2017.
To meet the training requirement, the OOIDA Foundation is offering a course to drivers and carriers for $100.
OOIDA’s course includes a one-hour training module and a test, which awards a certificate of completion, a card to keep in the truck cab and templates of written procedures and checklists for van trailers, reefers, flatbeds, liquid bulk tankers and hoppers.