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3 Ways Carriers Can Prepare for DOT Week

CarriersPublished on September 2, 2020

Quality and compliance is perhaps one of the most important aspects of keeping both truck and other drivers safe. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck Blitz, often referred to as DOT Inspection Week, was set for September 9 – 11th 2020. Below is a list of 3 ways every carrier in our network can be prepared: 

  1. Get your documents in order. With this year’s focus being on driver requirements, the inspector will collect and verify the driver’s documents, identify the motor carrier, examine the driver’s license, check record of duty status and review periodic inspection reports. The inspector may also check the Medical Examiner’s Certificate, Skill Performance Evaluation Certificate. More information about inspections can be found here
  2. Ensure your Electronic Logging Device (ELD) is in compliance mode. ELDs track carriers’ hours of service (HOS) and can provide a report out to law enforcement when requested. Carriers can use our exclusive 15% discount on KeepTruckin’s top-rated ELDs, which feature DOT Inspection Mode, as well as monthly subscription costs. Access your discount here.
  3. Confirm you have your daily vehicle inspection report on-hand. By carefully inspecting your truck and trailer each day, preventable issues and violations such as tire treads can be addressed. Carriers can access Goodyear tires at discounts typically reserved for large fleets through our partnership. Learn more here.

See CVSA’s driver requirements sheet and inspection procedure for additional information. To all the carriers in our network who safely haul freight nationwide, we say thank you! 

Interested in learning more about how logistics managers can prepare for DOT Week 2020? Check out this post.


Macey Knecht

Macey works at Convoy as the team's Carrier Marketing Specialist. Before her transition to the marketing team, she helped lead the support operations and app engagement teams at Convoy. When she isn't speaking with carriers, she enjoys watersports, backpacking, and "sending it" on the ski mountain.
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