Preparing for a DOT Audit

Prep for Trucking DOT Audit

Knowing that you are about to face a federal Department of Transportation (DOT) audit on your commercial motor vehicle (CMV) business is always alarming. Even if you’ve been maintaining your records and following all the rules and regulations required, it’s human nature to feel wary and nervous beforehand. Since DOT gives very little notice of an upcoming audit, it’s perfectly natural to feel anxious. However, DOT conducts audits on…

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What Is a DOT Number?

What Is a USDOT Number

A Department of Transportation (DOT) number is a number the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, assigns to registered commercial vehicles. All carrier vehicles that weigh more than a certain amount, carry specific amounts of paying passengers or operate between state lines require DOT numbers. In most U.S. states, local DOT requirements also apply. The legal requirements pertaining to USDOT registration are nuanced and often confusing for upstart carriers. As such, the…

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