Not only do ( DOT) Department Of Transportation Inspections make good sense – They are required annually.
FMCSR 399.211 Minimum Periodic Inspections Standards.
Vehicle Inspections and truck maintenance can help you
control costs and keep drivers safe on the road.
At R&M Diesel Services for
your fleet, we will even come to you.
Let us keep your vehicles on the road, in good shape,
and help keep your
(Compliance, Safety, Accountability) Basic Scores low.
One of the biggest reasons Truckers are delayed and
fined at roadside inspection stations is being over loaded.
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Air-Weight on board weight system on your truck to avoid costly delays and
A properly executed Truck and or trailer vehicle inspection can help you and your drivers:
Discover unsafe conditions before they cause accidents or
Find mechanical problems before they lead to costly
Avoid being placed out of service during a roadside DOT
inspection, or being subject to infractions and fines.
Helps protect your equipment, your drivers, and your
Drivers also need to know what to check on the vehicle and how to
spot defects, who to call when there is a problem, and how and when to submit
documentation. A regimen of a complete pre-trip at the beginning of the day,
walk-around inspection every time the vehicle is parked, and a post-trip at the
end of the day is the best practice. That, coupled with a competent maintenance
department, can keep your vehicles on the road, in good shape, and help keep
your CSA BASIC scores low.
In addition the annual inspections, federal safety regulations require drivers to
periodically check their cargo and securement devices to ensure that the cargo
is properly secured, and make adjustments as necessary.
Drivers are required to check their loads:
Before the trip starts
Within the first 50 miles after beginning the trip
Whenever the driver makes a change of duty status or after
the vehicle has been driven for 3 hours or 150 miles, whichever occurs first.