Vehicle Inspections & Maintenance
Vehicle Inspections and truck maintenance using a DOT vehicle inspection form can assist you control costs and keep drivers safe on the road. A properly executed vehicle inspection can help your drivers:
Discover unsafe conditions before they cause an accident
Find mechanical problems before they lead to costly breakdowns
Avoid being placed out of service during a roadside DOT inspection, or being subject to infractions and fines
Understanding critical information about performing a vehicle inspection, filling out vehicle inspection forms, and the consequences of a roadside inspection, helps protect your equipment, your drivers, and your organization's reputation.
Not only do vehicle inspections make good sense – they are required. Drivers need to know what to check and how to spot defects, who to contact when a problem is found, and how and when to submit documentation.
A routine of a complete pre-trip at the beginning of each 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 scores low.