What Is An Annual DOT Inspection?
An annual DOT inspection is a yearly checkup that is required for a number of different trucks to ensure your truck is safe and compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Listed below are just a few of the many components we check for during our DOT inspection:
Brake system, coupling devices, steering mechanism, & fifth wheels
Exhaust system, fuel system, & lighting system
Suspension, frame, wheels, & tires
Trucking companies are required to conduct annual DOT inspections as a fundamental part of their truck maintenance program. However, on average, more than 140,000 trucks are cited annually for operating a Commercial Vehicle (CMV) without evidence of a regular inspection. This is the second most frequent truck maintenance violation in the FMCSA's system, with nearly 12,000 trucks cited each month for not having undergone an annual DOT inspection.
DOT Inspection Process
DOT inspections are conducted to guarantee the safe operation of certain types of trucks on public highways. The inspection procedure involves a comprehensive inspection of a truck, which may include the examination of its brakes, tires and other essential components.
The duration of an annual DOT inspection can range from 30 minutes to approximately 1.5 hours. At Curless Truck Repair, we have the proper tools and experience to preform your inspection in a safe and timely manner.
Our DOT Inspections
We offer DOT Inspections for a variety of commercial trucks, and our certified technicians are trained to perform thorough examinations of your truck. Our inspections include checking many components and safety features to make sure your truck is operating within the parameters of the Department of Transportation's regulations. We also provide a detailed report of the inspection and any necessary repairs that need to be done in order to pass the inspection.
Why choose us to preform your trucks annual DOT inspections?
We offer comprehensive inspections of all truck components
We provide detailed reports on any necessary repairs
We will provide you with an official DOT inspection form that must be kept in your truck
Get In Touch With Us
At our truck repair shop, we make it easy to get in touch with us. You can call us at 417-682-2636 or email us at email@example.com. We also have a contact form on our website that you can fill out and submit. Our friendly staff is always happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!