TIPS TO FIND FREE COMPLIANCE MATERIALS
WHERE CAN I GET
LOW-COST OR FREE DOT COMPLIANCE MATERIALS?
Motor carriers can take advantage of the FREE resources available
at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Motor
Carrier Safety Planner website.. This website
provides excellent downloadable resources to meet regulatory compliance
requirements and customizable tools most relevant to you. One section that can
be invaluable help to motor carriers is the Forms Library. Here, motor carriers
can find all of the required forms needed to meet DOT-required compliance
documents. Below is an overview of some of the free resources.
Maintaining an accident register is required; the register serves
as a great tool to identify loss trends. A basic accident register is available
on the FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Planner website.
On the portal, Great West insureds can also download a free Accident Register
that tracks even more data.
Use this form to conduct an internal mock audit of your company’s
compliance efforts. The Carrier Compliance Questionnaire is
not all-inclusive, but it can help you identify areas to improve.
DRIVER’S ROAD TEST
Road testing all drivers, including applicants and tenured
drivers, is one risk management technique used by motor carriers. An examiner
will sign this form verifying the driver successfully completed a road test.
One example of a comprehensive road test evaluation form is Great West’s Road
Test Evaluation form, which insureds can download on the portal (https://www.gwccnet.com).
Motor carriers can use their own employment applications, but this
generic form is available as an alternate option. A signed and completed
application is required per 49 CFR Part 291.21.
QUALIFICATION FILE CHECKLIST
Use this checklist to
ensure your driver qualification (DQ) files are current and complete. This
checklist also includes the retention period requirements for the required
CALL TO ACTION
- Road test all
- Use the Carrier
Compliance Questionnaire form to conduct a mock DOT compliance audit.
- Download the
Driver Qualification File Checklist form and audit all DQ files for
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July 6th, 2023