Proactive Safety Management

PSM DOT Essentials Program

Is the DOT Essentials program a fit your company?

Our PSM DOT Essentials Program is a program designed to keep motor carriers compliant with the basic DOT regulations that nearly all carriers must follow.

Budget-friendly DOT Compliance Program for companies of all types and sizes to manage exactly what you need to stay DOT compliant.

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DOT Compliance made easy

Our team of DOT Compliance Specialists will manage and monitor your:

  • Drug and alcohol testing requirements
  • Driver Qualification File
  • Fuel Taxes
  • Yearly Licensing Renewals
  • and more

Managing everything on your own is overwhelming and missing any little detail can lead to audits, fines and other negative consequences.

We ensure that your company is following all of the rules and regulations set by the FMCSA with a goal of saving you money by avoiding audits, fines and hopefully lowering insurance premiums.

What is Proactive Safety Management (PSM)?

Proactive Safety Management or PSM is the basis of our business and is somewhat of a motto here at CNS. PSM is an internal term we created meaning you and your company are working hard to be safe and compliant and stay ahead of the FMCSA.

All DOT Compliance Programs were built with Proactive Safety in mind.

The PSM DOT Essentials Program, and all DOT Compliance Programs, are built with a proactive mindset to ensure your safety and compliance is in order. We keep you ahead of the FMCSA and provide peace of mind that there is a team that knows all of the complicated processes to stay FMCSA compliant.

CNS has done an excellent job with our fleet compliance. Our Account Manager does a great job at keeping us up to date and compliant!

James Martin

Keystone Transport Services LLC

Features: PSM DOT Essentials Program

Driver Qualification File (DQF) Management

New Driver On-boarding

Fuel Taxes

DOT Drug and Alcohol Consortium

Licensing and Credential Renewals

Company Policies

Driver Qualification File management

We manage your Driver Qualification Files (DQF), reducing risk by keeping your driver files accurate and organized. This service is included as part of the PSM DOT Essentials Program.

Drug and Alcohol Testing

Our FMCSA compliant drug and alcohol consortium has over 10,000 collection sites as well as 24-48 hour turnaround times on results for your convenience!

DOT Essentials
Keeping you and your trucks up to date.

Keeping track of when everything is due can become time consuming. We will limit your risk of late fees as well as handle your basic driver compliance all under one program.

International Registration Plan & Unified Carrier Registration renewals each year.

Quarterly IFTA filings as well as renewing your HUT accounts and state fuel permits.

DOT rules and regulations dictate that you must keep your Driver Qualification Files (DQFs) up-to-date or your company will not be DOT Compliant. Being part of our PSM DOT Essentials Program relieves you from the tedious process of managing and maintaining DQFs.

Any services that you receive from CNS are reverse engineered from FMCSA audits themselves to ensure success.


You must have an EIN to e-file your truck tax form 2290 online. If you do not already have an EIN, we can help you obtain one and we will e-File your 2290 on your behalf.

Get your compliance in order

Our compliance specialists make it simple for you and your company to stay in service, avoiding audits and fines that can range from $5,000 up to $75,000.

Other PSM Programs

PSM Short-Haul/Construction Program

A full-scale DOT Compliance Program designed for private carriers that do not haul for-hire. This program is designed specifically for the needs of short haul trucking and construction companies such as, excavators, landscapers, or sand/gravel haulers.

PSM Motor Carrier Program

A full-scale DOT Compliance Program to manage long haul carrier's safety, compliance, and licensing including services like ELD Management, DQF Management, CSA Score Tracking, Driver Training, and more. This DOT program is designed specifically for the needs of interstate long-haul trucking companies that face a unique set of challenges.

PSM Non-CDL Program

A full-scale DOT Compliance Program to manage safety, DOT compliance, DOT licensing and more for any company falling under DOT regulations but does not employ CDL drivers, such as moving companies, local haulers and couriers, landscapers, box trucks, or roofers.

PSM Safety Director Program

Our most comprehensive DOT Compliance Program meant to operate as your company’s off-site Safety Director or to assist your current safety personnel with CSA Score Tracking, Claims Management, Direct Driver Coaching, and more. At times, too much is asked of Safety Directors leading to communication breakdown and negative effects on your company.

DOT Compliance Programs

If you are ready to get started or would just like more information on how you can start being more proactive with your compliance, please fill out the form below. We are here to help and answer any questions.