With MCCS, you will have a company dedicated to you and your drivers. Our goal is to insure your company is fully up to date and compliant with all regulations and requirements governed by the FMCSA. We work diligently to satisfy our clients’ needs and we have the record to prove it. When it comes to knowledge about the industry and passing compliance reviews, our team is top notch.
A D.O.T. compliance review is an audit performed by state or federal officers of your company’s files. Inspectors will be examining many elements of your safety awareness. They will examine driver qualification files, HOS logs or time records, drug and alcohol (consortium) information, maintenance and repair files, and, if you haul hazardous materials, they will review training, certifications, and company security plans.
As of 2003, a new program was put in place in which every state must do a scaled down review called a “New Entrant Safety Audit”. If you are a new company with a new DOT # you WILL be audited. Like the every changing DOT regulations these audits have become much more difficult to pass and failing these audits might turn into a full scale DOT compliance review and/or a change in your rating status. We are here to make sure that does not happen with your company.
The definition of a commercial motor vehicle is described as the following:
“Any self-propelled or towed motor vehicle used on a highway in interstate commerce to transport passengers or property when the vehicle- (1) Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of 4,536 kg (10,001 pounds) or more, whichever is greater; or (2) Is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation; or (3) Is designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation; or (4) Is used in transporting material found by the Secretary of Transportation to be hazardous under 49 U.S.C. 5103 and transported in a quantity requiring placarding under regulations prescribed by the Secretary under 49 CFR, subtitle B, chapter I, subchapter C”