DQ-File-Checklist

DQ File Checklist

DQ File Checklist For a printable DQ file checklist click here! Upon being audited one of the first things an inspector will want to see is a companies driver qualification (DQ) files. There is a good reason for this; it is typically the place where they can find the highest violation rate among carriers. Why is this, they tell you exactly what needs to go it these files so why…

CSA-Score

How the FMCSA Determines CSA Scores

CSA Scores The FMCSA utilizes a safety rating system to identify carriers needing intervention. By better understanding what goes into your CSA Score, you can reduce risk, costs, and your likelihood of a full compliance review. TERMS • FMCSA – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The federal department charged with reducing the number of injuries and deaths associated with commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). • CSA – Compliance, Safety, Accountability. The FMCSA’s current operational model. It…

Driver Vehicle Inspection Report

Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) What is a DVIR? A Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) is a record of inspection done on commercial motor vehicles in accordance with 396.11. This report is required for all passenger carrying commercial motor vehicles falling under the purview of the FMCSA. A recent exemption for the recording of satisfactory inspections does not apply to passenger carriers. When should an inspection be done? An inspection should…

log book

Do limo drivers need to be logging hours of service?

Hours of Service (HOS), or keeping a log book, is a simple concept with a set of complex regulations. The goal is to ensure only safe, well-rested drivers are on the road. From a business standpoint, one must maximize driver utilization while maintaining complete compliance and reducing liability. Who needs to comply with HOS regulations? The FMCSA states that HOS regulations apply to any driver who: • Is engaged in…