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April 14, 2024

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CNS offers a long list of services helping trucking companies that are regulated by the FMCSA. From DOT Audits to starting your own trucking company, we are able to help.

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Safety Rating Upgrade | DOT Compliance Programs | CNS
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A safety rating upgrade is a process a carrier takes to request their safety rating be upgraded from a conditional or unsatisfactory rating.

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PSM DOT Essentials Program | DOT Compliance Programs | CNS
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Our PSM DOT Essentials Program is designed to keep motor carriers compliant with the basic DOT regulations that nearly all carriers must follow.

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DOT Compliance Programs | CNS
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Proactive Safety Management (PSM) is the basis of our business and simply means that your company is working hard to be safe, compliant, and stay ahead of the FMCSA.

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Passing a DOT Audit | DOT Audits | CNS
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Every year you can be subject to an audit performed by the DOT where they might inspect a single aspect of your company or take a comprehensive look at your company’s overall safety and compliance.

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If your questions are not answered below, you can contact one of our DOT Compliance Specialists and we can answer any other questions you have or assist in setting you up with any of our DOT Compliance and Licensing Services.

It depends. The answer is yes if you operate a vehicle outside of a 150 air-mile radius, more than 8 days in a 30-day rolling period. And if your truck engine year is 2000 or newer, you then would be required to have an ELD. There would be a few other exemptions depending on your cargo.

No. You do not need a DOT number if you are not using your vehicle for commercial purposes.

We offer this as a professional service. It is the same idea as if you were to go to a hairstylist versus cutting your own hair. You can do it yourself and save some money, but is it going to look good after it’s done?

About us

Compliance Navigation Specialists is comprised of a team of professionals helping trucking and transportation companies remain safe, compliant and profitable. While you are busy running your business, our team of professionals work as your partner to navigate through all of the compliance and safety regulations and keep you on the road.

We are part of a network of companies, CNS Companies, specializing in services related to the transportation, manufacturing, construction, service, education and medical industries.

Our Partners

CNS Occupational Medicine partners with companies throughout the healthcare industry to provide the best patient care possible.

Parking at CNS Companies

CNS is part of a family of companies. If you are visiting CNS Companies, please be respectful of the different parking areas. There are several different divisions with completely different functions. Please reference this map for parking spots depending on the purpose of your visit.


We are always interested in meeting qualified professionals who are interested in joining our team!

If you would like to learn more about CNS Companies and apply, please review open jobs for all of our companies at

To apply, please send a current resume to our Human Resources Department at or APPLY ON INDEED.COM.


The links below are useful for anyone associated with the trucking and transportation industry and is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).