Every company involved in the transport of the business of moving goods or people needs to have a DOT compliant safety program. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has a wide variety of rules and regulations that regulate commercial drivers. These rules primarily cover who can drive what kind of vehicles, when, and where. They are developed to keep drivers, both professionals, and amateurs, secure on the road. Most companies either do this by themselves or have their DOT compliance using Managed Services so they have all the necessary documentation when they get audited by the DOT.
Here is a quick overview of the multitude of the rules used regulate trucking:
CDL (Commercial Driver Licenses) Checklist
DOT FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Compliance Checklist
The DOT enforcement team regularly audits companies registered with the DOT using a variety of methods including using roadside checks. Therefore it is essential to make sure everyone at the company follows the DOT compliance checklist. Severe civil and criminal penalties may be applied if the company or any of its drivers who violate these rules.
Ensure that your business has covered all of the following:
Safety teams have a lot to focus on. Even if they possess the skills and intend to meet the DOT’s enforcement provisions, this does not mean they always have time. Drivers come and go. Former employers do not respond to background check calls. The company needs to interview candidates and recruit them. Compliance is only one of the many tasks activities for most safety personnel.
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