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Driver Awareness of Temperature Controls

This driver and carrier for food carriers course lasts about 1.3 hours and consists of two short modules.  It fulfills the FDA's FSMA requirements for food transportation focused on temperature controls during food transportation operations.  The course is intended to provide a sound training platform covering issues that could impact perishable foods if temperature controls are not carefully monitored by shippers, carriers, drivers and receivers. A certificate is issued to each attendee.  It is recommended that the certificates are filed as part of the documents required by the FDA during audits.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods.  In those rules, the FDA has specified a number of training courses that will be required when final rules are issued.  TransCert and the Sanitary Cold Chain have developed a number of courses designed to fulfill required training and is now publishing this training to help carriers, drivers, shippers and receivers of perishable foods - foreign and domestic - to fulfill these training requirements early.

Areas covered in this training:
Transporter temperature control background Information
Assumptions, Adulteration and Food Quality
Basic Driver Responsibilities
Vehicles and Transportation Equipment Requirements
Temperature Issues
Container Inspection Checklist
FDA FSMA Proposed Rules on the Transportation of Sanitary and Temperature Controlled Human and Animal Food Transportation
What’s going on in the trailer behind me?
Can I get blamed for pickup and delivery problems?
Temperature Measurement Technology Drivers Can Use
Saving Money
Carrier Standards
Who will benefit from this training
Drivers of vehicles carrying temperature controlled foods
Carriers responsible for the hiring and training of such drivers
Food distributors and wholesalers who own their own truck fleets
Food shippers needing to assure that carriers are in compliance with temperature controls
Receivers of perishable food shipments requiring temperature controls
Food purchasing personnel
Important Issues and Questions
What are the equipment insulation requirements (US and International)
What can the driver control?
What are driver responsibilities for temperature abuse, control and data?
Who specifies the procedures?
What is the FDA doing?

Read This Information

All of our training sessions are recorded.  Because of this, they may take several minutes to download.  Please be patient.

Once the presentation is downloaded into your computer, open the power point by double clicking on the power point icon.  After opening the power point presentation, click on the first slide so it shows up on your screen.  At the top of your screen you will see the words “Slide Show”.  Click on that tab.

Make sure your speakers are turned on and the volume is turned up.  On the left top side of your screen you will see a power point icon and the words “From Beginning”.  Once you click on that icon, the show will begin automatically.  All slides should progress after the discussion of its contents.  If a slide does not automatically go to the next slice, click once on the down arrow on your keyboard.

Happy Training!

Module 1 of the driver awareness course lasts approximately 45 minutes.  It is the first of two modules intended to satisfy the FDA's recommended training for FSMA food transportation rules.  This module lasts about 45 minutes.  It is prerecorded and requires a normal computer with browser and speakers.  Slides should progress automatically throughout the presentation.

Module 2 of the driver awareness course lasts approximately 45 minutes.

A container inspection checklist is included as a free download.

Completion of Module 1 and Module 2 are required before a certificate is sent to the trainee.