Pass Your DOT Compliance Review
If you’ve successfully passed a New Entrant Safety Audit, that doesn’t mean your company is in the clear yet. If the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) determines that something is wrong or you aren’t following safety protocol, you may be asked to participate in a DOT compliance review.
What Is a DOT Compliance Review?
A DOT compliance review is similar to a safety audit. It’s the FMCSA’s way of making sure that you are following all safety protocols outlined by the FMCSA. As part of the compliance review, a Federal or State Safety Investigator will complete an on-site examination of your operations. You may be contacted by the FMCSA to do a DOT compliance review if your company has had:
- Poor CSA BASIC scores
- A request to change a safety rating
- A major accident
- A complaint investigation
- Roadside inspections that resulted in “out-of-service” violations
- A failed new entrant safety audit
A DOT Compliance Review is different than a New Entrant Safety Audit. Learn the difference between the two in our trucking industry glossary.
How to Be Compliant
The best way to prepare for a DOT compliance review is to prepare as if you’re planning on a new entrant safety audit. You’ll need to prove to the FMCSA that your company is following all safety regulations set in place. If you fail your review, your company may be put out-of-service.
Pass Your Review With Progressive Reporting
You don’t have to go through the DOT compliance process alone. We offer a DIY assistance package with a nearly 100% success rate to make sure that your company stays compliant with the FMCSA. You can also get full service from us, where we take care of the entire process for you, so you don’t have to worry whether or not your company will pass.
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Our Do-It-Yourself Assistance Package
We have a proven system that is an easy-to-follow DOT audit checklist with nine folders, including a folder with everything you need for your driver qualification files. This folder system will ensure you have all the required documentation organized and ready for your review.
If you have any questions about the DOT compliance review process or are interested in learning more about our DOT audit checklist, give the coaches at Progressive Reporting a call! We’re happy to answer any questions you have about what you need to make sure your company stays compliant.