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Ohio Trucking Safety Council

No trucking safety professional could ever call their job routine. Between state and federal governments, there are enough transportation safety regulations to keep you busy just staying current. But with the Ohio Trucking Safety Council, you are given an easy and accessible source of ideas, information, and professional development. For over 50 years, OTSC has served as the "safety arm" of the Ohio Trucking Association.

Membership in OTSC Includes:

  • Monthly membership meetings featuring expert speakers ($35/ person per meeting)
  • OTSC Safety Bulletin
  • Annual directory of OTSC members
  • Periodic seminars and workshops on issues that require more time than monthly meetings allow
  • Participation in the BWC 4% Rebate Program (if elligble)

OTSC Benefits:

  • For-hire carriage
  • Private carriage
  • Bulk/ liquid commodities
  • Allied industries

Meeting Topics Include:

  • Driver hiring and training
  • Workers' compensation and rehabilitation
  • Accident prevention
  • Drug/ alcohol testing
  • Hours of service
  • Hazardous materials/ waste
  • Handling safety audits
  • Out-of-service criteria
  • Conducting safety meetings
  • Pre-trip inspections
  • Seasonal driving practices
  • PUCO and DOT rules
  • Vehicle technology

Ohio Trucking Maintenance Council

The Ohio Trucking Maintenance Council provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas. It is the place where members come together and learn from each other, as well as from experts. Organized many years ago as the Central Ohio Fleet Maintenance Council, the OTMC became a full-fledged council of OTA in 1993 as a means of providing statewide representation for its members.

Membership in OTMC Includes:

  • Monthly membership meetings featuring expert speaks ($35/ person per meeting)
  • OTMC Bulletin
  • Annual directory
  • Discounts on OTA seminars and workshops

OTMC Benefits:

  • Common carriage
  • Private carriage
  • Allied industry
  • HB trucking education

Meeting Topics Include:

  • Equipment spec'ing
  • Tires, retreads, wheels
  • Diesel and alternative fuels
  • Conspicuity issues
  • New technology
  • Finding/ keeping mechanics
  • Paperwork issues
  • Out-or-service criteria
  • Brake systems
  • Pre-trip inspections
  • Suspension components
  • PUCO and DOT rules
  • On-board electronics
  • Facility tours
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