The best way to easily pass your DOT new entrant safety audit is to be prepared for it. Within one year after you receive your Motor Carrier Authority, the DOT will call or mail you a notice instructing you to schedule a New Entrant Safety Audit. Don’t ignore the notice; it won’t go away. Ignoring the notice will result in your business being shut down by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). Call us first so we can start the process to make sure you are adequately prepared, then call the DOT to schedule the audit. During the audit the DOT will meet with you to review your company safety files and records. Audits usually last anywhere from one to four hours, depending on how prepared you are.
How To Prepare
We offer an Audit Assistance Package that comes with nine folders that will ensure you have all the required documentation organized and ready for the audit. We offer two options to help you prepare for the audit. The first option is full-service, and the second option is do-it-yourself. Choose the option that best meets your needs! No matter which option you choose, with the help of our audit assistance, your audit should last only one to one-and-a-half hours, rather than four.
Our Do-It-Yourself Package
Our DOT Audit Assistance Package includes nine folders with instructions printed on them detailing what each folder must contain. You will also be able to download 13 other files and forms, including an employment application, that help you capture all information required in a DOT Safety Audit. Additionally, we will provide a 67-page guide that contains all of the information you need to prepare for the audit. Still running into trouble? You’re not alone, and you can always give us a call. We’ll do our best to help! If you follow the guide and our folder system, you will have no trouble passing the audit. So far, our clients have a 100% pass rate when using our folders, as long as their logs and maintenance files are in order.
Progressive Reporting Agency will help you prepare for and pass your New Entrant Safety Audit. Call us today at (866) 736-6507 and let’s get started preparing for your audit.