DOT Regulations Compliance
Staying compliant with DOT requirements is a high priority for both drivers and fleet managers. Failure to comply can result in heavy fines, loss of license or a fleet being stripped of its operating authority. It has even caused some fleets to stop trading altogether.
How can you make sure that your fleet survives a DOT audit?
How can you keep your fleet DOT compliant?
Telogis Mobile work order software provides a range of DOT compliance features that make it easy for your drivers to stay legal and for you to identify areas that need attention, such as HOS violations or missed inspections.
- Hours of Service (HOS) – With every driver being issued a “Driver ID”, Telogis Mobile can record not just hours on the job, but also check for compliance with current HOS requirements (49 CFR Part 395). It can record a driver’s activities, tracking whether they are on-duty, off-duty or sleeping. Drivers sign off on HOS records electronically; significantly reducing the amount of paperwork required both internally and when being reviewed by the DOT.
- Pre or Post-trip DVIR Safety Inspections – Another DOT requirement is making sure drivers perform vehicle safety inspections before they start a journey and when they finish at the end of their shift. Telogis Mobile provides drivers with a convenient checklist they can use to streamline safety inspections and record them electronically when completed.
- Road Restrictions – When vehicles are over a certain weight, height or width, or carry specific cargo types (such as HAZMAT) then DOT road restrictions apply. In some states there are even seasonal load limits that restrict what loads fleets can carry at certain times of the year. Telogis Mobile offers the option of using road restrictions. Combining them with the vehicle’s attributes and driver preferences (such as avoiding toll roads, left turns or u-turns), Telogis Navigation can route drivers to keep them safe and compliant at all times.
- Fuel Tax – Cut back on the IFTA administrative paperwork involved with fuel tax compliance. With the ability in Telogis Fleet to report on mileage by state, laden or unladen, you can calculate accurate fuel tax reports. This makes any tax audits simpler and less time-consuming, as well significant savings in tax overpayments.
Stay compliant, stay safe and avoid DOT fines
As government regulations from the Department of Transportation FMCSA become stricter, an effective EOBR system will help you to stay on top of compliance, helping you to avoid heavy fines and improve overall fleet safety.
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