What to Do In the Event of DOT Reportable Accident
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The halfway point of the year is the best time to evaluate your DOT policies and procedures. That way you can evaluate what’s working, what’s now, and making adjustments for the second half of the year.
Dash cameras provide timely detection and correction of unsafe behaviors, minimize safety-related and operational costs, and can reduce the impact of litigation if a major crash occurs. Taking the right approach with your drivers can help with buy-in.
When it comes to data, some in the industry claim you’re better off not knowing what your carrier’s numbers look like.
When DOT roadside inspection officers determine whether to inspect a commercial motor vehicle and its driver, they often turn to the Inspection Selection System (ISS). The ISS uses the carrier’s safety performance data to generate an ISS “score” that helps the officer decide if an inspection is necessary.
Even if a motor carrier faithfully requests the required annual motor vehicle record (MVR) on its driver, a driver’s more recent history can go undetected up to 12 months.
Motor carriers are not chosen at random for an off-site audit. There has to be a good reason, which means most of the power lies in your hands to prevent an audit from happening.
After several years of being pushed out due to technological challenges, the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule compliance date of February 7, 2022, is almost here.