Landscapers Beware! DOT will be doing spot checks and roadsides this spring and summer looking for trucks and trailers without the proper weight combinations, DOT numbers, medical cards and insurance requirements. DOT knows this is the time of year that companies avoiding regulation will be out operating. The DOT is doing more than just occasional checks, they are hunting the non compliant companies. Don’t wait until your driver is suspended and you have costly fines adding up, because it doesn’t just stop there… The more your company exposes roadside violations the more likely your company will be picked for a DOT audit.
Common questions and notes for Landscaper Outfits:
Remember any PA Intrastate Carriers operating a CMV over 17,001lbs gross vehicle weight rating or combination are required to have a US DOT number.
Interstate carriers operating a CMV over 10,001lbs gross vehicle weight rating or combination are required to have a US DOT number.
Interstate carriers are required to file their UCR by May 2019.
Anyone driving a CMV (vehicle with DOT # on the side) is required to fill out a Driver Qualification File, which basically states that the driver is fit and qualified to drive the CMV.
DOT drivers are required to have a medical card.
Anyone driving a CMV gvwr or combination weight over 26,001lbs should have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
All CDL drivers must be enrolled into a random drug and alcohol consortium and have taken a Pre-Employment Drug Test prior to driving for any company or must have been previously enrolled in a Drug and Alcohol Consortium for at least a year or have had a negative drug result within the last 6 months in order to omit the pre-employment test.
These are the most common issues discovered during audits for Landscape Outfits .
For more questions visit us at : http://www.cnsprotects.com/DOT requirements