IRVINE, CA – To meet the demands of escalating insurance costs and potentially higher liability rates, UC Irvine Extension is offering a new course, “Motor Fleet Safety for the Safety and Health Professional,” that explores how to develop safety practices and procedures for motor fleet departments. The one-day class will be held on Sat., Feb. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the UCI Learning Center in Orange, Calif.

“Motor fleet managers are responsible for large numbers of vehicles as well numerous drivers,” said Astra Townley, MS, ARM, CSP, WFF-Technical Consultant, Liberty Mutual – National Market and course instructor at UC Irvine Extension. “Not to mention making sure all insurance and liability procedures are up-to-date. This course will equip participants with the skills to better oversee and manage all facets of their job.”

The course will include lectures, case studies, training videos, and a question and answer session with a motor fleet safety professional. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Overview and definition of a motor fleet safety program.
  • The elements of a successful fleet safety program.
  • How to develop safety practices and procedures that will reduce company losses.
  • Creating a plan that complies with OSHA guidelines.
  • Organization of motor vehicle fleet accident data and how to conduct accident investigations.
  • Knowledge of selection, hiring and training of drivers.

    Also, “How to Effectively Supervise a Scattered Fleet” is offered within UC Irvine Extension’s Occupational Safety and Health Certificate Program. To register for the course, visit For more information about this course and the Occupational Safety and Health Certificate Program, visit or contact Judy Purewal at (949) 824-6538 or via email at