DOT
2023 Roadcheck

Hello everyone, and ATTENTION! DOT week is coming. Please, pay attention to your truck and trailer and ELD account. For the failed inspection will be a charge or contract termination. For a Clean inspection: Bonus. We must prepare all trucks and trailers, paperwork, and ELD accounts to pass it.

What is DOT Week?
The CVSA International Road check — commonly referred to as DOT Week or DOT Blitz — is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world.

During this annual 72-hour event, enforcement officials in the U.S. will conduct an average of 15 vehicle inspections per minute.

Road checks assess drivers in areas that may include any of the following:
    • Brakes
    • Engines
    • Lights
    • Steering Functions
    • Fuel Systems
    • Cargo Securement
    • Driver Credentials
    • CDL
    • Med Card
    • Drug & Alcohol impairment
    • Proper Permitting
    • Exterior
    • ELD Account
    • HOS (Hours of Service)
    • ELD Trip Shipment (BOL) #
    • ELD Trip Trailer #
    • ELD Sticker
    • IFTA Sticker
    • Fluids
    • Air Conditioning & Coolant
    • Electrical System
    • Tire Pressure
    • Windshield
    • Exhaust system
  • 1
    Brakes
    • When performing a walk around of your truck, listen for air leaks coming from either the truck or the trailer.
    • Inspect every brake pad to ensure there is sufficient lining material. Immediately take your truck in for servicing if your brake pad linings have fallen below the minimum width set by the FMCSA.
    • Whether you have drum brakes or disc brakes, inspect for any road debris or foreign materials that may interfere with or damage your braking system.
    • Keep an eye out for any cracks or damage to the brake drums, brake pads, rotors, calipers, brake chambers, cam rollers, s-cams, and slack adjusters.
  • 2
    Tires
    • Uneven wear, bulges, cuts, abrasions, punctures, penetrations, and cuts on the side walls and tread area of the tire.
    • Check the tread depth on every tire using a tread depth gauge. For steer tires, the minimum tread depth permitted by federal regulations is 4/32 inch. It is 2/32 inch on all other tires.
    • Use a tire air pressure gauge to ensure each tire is properly inflated to manufacturer specifications. Tire makers print the inflation specs on the tire. Keep an eye out for both underinflated and overinflated tires, and adjust the air pressure accordingly.
  • 3
    Fluids
    • Watch for fluids dripping or pooling beneath your truck. If you notice either a puddle or a drip, attempt to locate the source of the leak and immediately seek repairs.
    • Check your oil, antifreeze/coolant, power steering fluid, and wiper fluid levels frequently throughout the day as well as during your pre-trip and post-trip inspections.
    • While on the road, monitor your fuel gauge, DEF gauge, oil pressure, air pressure, and ammeter (battery amperage). If any of these begin to fluctuate outside of normal ranges, immediately find a safe place to park and investigate further.
    • Most of today’s trucks have additional warning lights to alert you of a problem with fluid levels and other issues. Pay attention to any light that comes on and seek repairs as soon as possible.
  • 4
    Electrical
    • Perform a full 360-degree walk around your truck inspecting your marker lights, flashers, turn signals, headlights, and brake lights on both the truck and trailer. In addition to ensuring these lights are working, check them for damage such as cracks and holes in the lens.
    • When performing your pre-trip or post-trip inspection, when you have your truck’s hood open for checking your fluids, check the wiring to your alternator, make sure it is firmly attached, and has no cuts, abrasions, or exposed copper wiring.
    • Keep an eye on your ammeter, if it ever begins to show a negative discharge, your alternator has likely gone bad.
    • Inspect your battery bank for corrosion, loose connections and be aware that if you ever smell rotten eggs near your batteries, one may have ruptured and is leaking, or has gone bad and will need to be replaced asap.
  • 5
    Exterior
    • Road salt is highly corrosive and should be washed off to avoid shortening the lifespan of mechanical components, parts, and the truck’s frame.
ATTENTION!!!
From today every driver must send the dispatcher pictures of the BOBTAIL and TRAILER (each side of the equipment) before they start driving every morning (PRI TRIP INSPECTION). This will help us to be more secure and more attentive...
IF YOU ARE NOT FOLLOW WITH INSTRUCTIONS, YOU WILL BE FINE FOR $25 PER MISSED DAY!

EXAMPLE HERE

I found a problem! Next step?
CALL OR TEXT
Immediate call to Fleet Support and text to the Dispatcher! Explain the Problem, and pictures are REQUIRED!
WORKING
After your request, the Fleet Department or other Departments will find a way to fix this problem.
INSTRUCTION
You must receive an instruction with description, what you will need to do next
ALL GOOD
After when the problem was fixed, we could drive safely.