Proactive Safety Management

PSM DOT Essentials Program

Introducing our PSM DOT Essentials Program—a designed solution to help motor carriers easily meet the basic DOT regulations that most carriers must follow. This program is crafted to manage the essential requirements, ensuring your compliance with the FMCSA standards.

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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What will we do for you?

DOT Compliance made easy

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

  • Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements
  • Driver Qualification Files
  • New Driver Onboarding
  • Fuel Taxes
  • Licensing and Credentialing Renewals (Yearly)
  • Company Policies

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.

Experience Effortless DOT Compliance with Our Comprehensive Services

Wondering what we can do for you? Look no further—our team of dedicated DOT Compliance Specialists is here to simplify the complexities and ensure your operations meet the highest standards set by the FMCSA.


Thorough Compliance Assurance: We go beyond the basics, ensuring your company aligns with all rules and regulations set by the FMCSA.

Cost-Saving Approach: Our goal is to save you money by preventing audits, minimizing fines, and potentially lowering insurance premiums.

What types of hands-on service do we provide?

Trust our experts to manage and monitor your drug and alcohol testing processes, ensuring compliance with precision and accuracy.

We take care of the meticulous details involved in maintaining up-to-date driver qualification files, leaving you free to focus on your core business.

Hire faster and streamline the onboarding process for new drivers. We ensure they are fully qualified to get them on the road fast.

We help navigate the complexities of fuel tax regulations effortlessly with our expert guidance and support. We will calculate and process your fuel taxes on your behalf.

Stay ahead of licensing and credentialing renewals with our proactive approach, preventing disruptions to your operations.

Let us handle the management and enforcement of your company policies, ensuring alignment with FMCSA regulations.

Managing these aspects on your own can be overwhelming, and overlooking even a minor detail may result in audits, fines, and other undesirable consequences. Our commitment is to meticulously oversee every facet, safeguarding your company from potential pitfalls.

What is Proactive Safety Management (PSM)?

Welcome to the world of Proactive Safety Management (PSM) – the cornerstone of our philosophy here at CNS. PSM is more than just a term; it’s a guiding principle that signifies your commitment and ours to prioritize safety, compliance, and staying ahead of the FMCSA.

At CNS, all our DOT Compliance Programs are meticulously crafted with a proactive safety mindset. The PSM DOT Essentials Program, alongside our entire suite of DOT Compliance Programs, embodies this philosophy, ensuring that your safety and compliance are not just met but exceeded.

By choosing our PSM DOT Essentials Program, you’re selecting a proactive approach that keeps you at the forefront of FMCSA requirements. We provide more than just compliance; we offer you the assurance that a dedicated team proficient in navigating the complexities of FMCSA regulations is on your side. Elevate your safety and compliance standards with a program designed for those who prioritize excellence and elite standards in the realm of DOT compliance.

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

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.

Fuel Taxes

Filing IFTA Fuel Taxes gets complicated when dealing with tracking receipts, managing mileage logs, matching fuel to taxes, chasing down drivers, and filing with each jurisdiction. For these reasons, trucking companies will have us, a full-service tax provider, manage the process.


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.