Upgrade Your FMCSA Safety Rating
Did your trucking company get a conditional or unsatisfactory safety rating by the FMCSA? Are you an owner operator with a high CSA safety rating? Having a safety rating other than satisfactory can be very damaging to your trucking company.
In order to get your safety rating increased to Satisfactory, you must make a formal request to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). That process is long and daunting. Don’t let paperwork slow your company down. We can shorten the process and make it simple for you and your company.
How Is a Conditional or Unsatisfactory Safety Rating Hurting Your Trucking Company?
Having any safety rating other than satisfactory could be bad news for your trucking company. Besides dealing with the FMCSA, there are a number of problems that could happen because of a bad safety rating.
- It makes it harder to get loads, especially from brokers.
- Shippers or brokers may pay you less for loads.
- Your insurance premiums will increase (sometimes by 25%).
Don’t Let Paperwork Slow Your Company Down
The DOT requires a very specific format for a safety rating upgrade request. You must show evidence that you have corrected your safety violations. You must also provide all of the supporting documentation in accordance with FMCSA guidelines. The entire plan often includes hundreds of pages of documents, even for small trucking companies.
That is why you want an expert like us on your side. We will not only help you develop the plan, but will also help you implement it so you don’t continue to have problems. We want to help you keep your trucking company running.
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Advantages of Choosing Progressive Reporting
We are your one-stop shop for staying compliant with the FMCSA and USDOT. We take care of everything to make sure you’re following all the rules and regulations that come with running your own trucking company. Have a safety audit or compliance review coming up? We can help with that too! Check out our DIY package that have everything you need to pass your safety audit.
I was given a conditional rating after I was audited. I called Tyler and he hooked me up with Stephanie for a safety upgrade request. She sent me all the info that I needed to put together for her and then she knocked it out. My safety upgrade was approved!! Please use Progressive for all your DOT needs. They are always a friendly bunch and will be very helpful with whatever your needs may be.
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If you have any questions about the safety upgrade request process or want to get started, give us a call!