Tom Bray - Sr. Industry Business Advisor - J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
March 19 , 2020
Have Zero Roadside Violations in 2020!
In this new guide for 2020, our subject matter experts walk you through a roadside inspection, from selection to completion.
While drivers are on the frontline of a roadside inspection, support and due diligence from their carrier goes a long way to make their engagement with enforcement a more efficient and productive experience. Make time to review this checklist to identify any gaps in compliance, as well as opportunities for process improvements that can help reduce the risk of violations and out of service events. Download this checklist here.
The best way to reduce the risk of violations is to reduce the risk of being selected for roadside inspections. Carriers can avoid unnecessary inspections by ensuring they:
Here are some specific checks a carrier can conduct to support their drivers during the roadside inspection process.
Carriers should make sure drivers understand:
Carriers should make sure drivers understand the officer’s questions are intended to gather basic information that will be verified later in the inspection (in particular, during the hours-of-service portion).
To avoid problems addressing the officer’s request for documents, carriers should make sure:
To avoid problems when the driver’s credentials are checked, the carrier needs to:
To prevent problems during the hours-of-service portion of the inspection, a carrier should:
To avoid violations when DVIRs are requested and examined, carriers should:
Carriers can avoid annual inspection violations by ensuring they:
To avoid the discovery of violations during the vehicle portion of the roadside inspection, carriers should:
Download this checklist here
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