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What Is A New Entrant Safety Audit?

The first thing an auditor wants to see is that you have a system in place to keep you in compliance with the DOT regulations. Our simple systems helps you gather all the information you need to successfully pass your audit.

The DOT New Entrant Safety Audit is the audit every new motor carrier will receive sometime between the first 3 and 12 months of operation. The DOT or one of their representatives will meet with you to review your company safety files and records. When you are notified of the audit, don’t ignore it, it won’t go away. Call us as soon as possible so we can get the process rolling to make sure you are adequately prepared.


Our DOT AuditAssistance 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 make available a sixty-seven page guide which contains all of the information you need to prepare for the audit. If you follow the guide and our folder system, you will have no trouble passing the audit.

This image will give you an idea how our system works. The front left of each folder shows which items are required in the folder and the right side shows which items need to be updated on a regular basis.

Let Us Help

We know you are busy hauling loads, so let us take this load for you. After gathering information from you, we will build your folders. There will be some information that you will need to insert in the folders after you receive them from us, such as power unit and trailer maintenance records and log books. If you choose this option you should have no trouble passing the audit. In fact, while we can’t guarantee you will pass, so far we have had a 100% pass rate when we build our clients’ folders for them.

How do I prepare for the audit?

We have a proven system 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, choose the options that best meets your needs. The first is full-service, the second is do-it-yourself.

No matter which option you choose, 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.

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