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.
The driver is on the frontline of a roadside inspection and his or her level of preparedness directly impacts the success of the inspection. Additionally, how they respond to the enforcement officer is equally as important. Being courteous, following instructions, making eye contact, and answering questions truthfully go a long way to expediting the inspection process and getting back on the road. Have drivers review the checklist below for tips on how to have a successful inspection. Download this checklist here.
While drivers cannot control if they are selected by ISS for an inspection, they can ensure that there are no egregious and visible violations that would give cause for an enforcement officer to conduct a roadside inspection.
Have drivers review the checklist below for tips on how to have a successful inspection.
Drivers can avoid problems early on in the inspection process if they:
Drivers can avoid problems during the interview process if they:
Drivers should address the officer's request for documents accordingly:
When the officer checks the driver's credentials, drivers need to:
To prevent issues from arising during the hours-of-service portion of the inspection, drivers should:
When DVIRs are requested and examined by enforcement, drivers should:
Violations can be avoided when the annual inspection is verified if drivers:
To avoid violations being discovered during the vehicle portion of the inspection, drivers should:
Download this checklist here
Our subject matter experts walk you through a roadside inspection from selection to completion. They detail each inspection step, what the officer will ask for and look at, and how your driver and unit can be prepared. Free download.
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