DOT compliance refers to successfully meeting the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the federal agency that enforces rules (DOT regulations) governing the operation of commercial motor vehicles. Below are links to free resources available online to help you identify your company’s DOT compliance needs.
Official FMCSA Website
Direct link to the DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Home Page.
Search the Regulations
Enter a keyword or actual FMCSR reference code to find applicable regulations.
Safety Measurement System
Review your 7 BASIC scores and see what the public AND the DOT know about your business.
Have questions about trying to remove a violation from SMS? Here is a list of frequently asked questions about submitting a Request for Data Review (RDR).
The Company Snapshot is a concise electronic record of a company’s identification, size, commodity information, and safety record, including the safety rating (if any), a roadside out-of-service inspection summary, and crash information.
Summary of HOS Regulations
FMCSA’s official high-level explanation of the Hours of Service Regulations.
Local DOT Offices
Find the local office for the Federal DOT in your state.
A Motor Carrier’s Guide to Improving Highway Safety.
File a Complaint about a DOT Regulated Company
For Consumers, Drivers, and Companies – Learn about the complaint process and formally file a complaint.
Moving Ahead for Progress is the new DOT Transportation Law that includes important provisions intended to help reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities.
National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
Now that May 21, 2014 has passed, every new DOT Medical Qualification Card must be obtained from a Certified Medical Examiner. Use this resource to find a provider in your area.
Guidelines for both for-profit and not-for-profit PMCPs.
PSP (Pre Employment Screening Program)
Get access to a potential hire’s Roadside Inspection history for the previous 24 months and their DOT Recordable Accident History for the previous 36 months.
Report Unsafe Carriers
File complaints regarding unsafe Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators or a safety complaint against a Motor Carrier/ DOT Regulated Company.
Retro Reflective Tape
Conspicuity Requirements/ FMCSA regulations regarding the use of retro-reflective sheeting on CMVs.
Recreational / Medicinal Marijuana
The DOT makes it clear in this notice that recent votes in some states to allow recreational use of marijuana DOES NOT affect the DOT’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.
Request Your PIN #
Update your MCS-150, access the portal, submit Compliance Review Documents, review your company’s information and more by requesting your PIN Number.
Update Your MCS-150
All motor carriers operating commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce are required to file an updated form MCS-150 (Motor Carrier Identification report) every 2 years. Or, if its company information changes.
RESOURCES FOR DRIVERS
Distracted Driving and Cell Phone Ban
What you need to know about hand-held mobile devices.
FMCSA Guide to Resources for Drivers
All of the links the DOT offers for Free Driver Resources.
Hours of Service Regulations
A driver’s guide to understand Hours of Service.
Get Your PSP Record
Offers access to your Roadside Inspection History for the previous 24 months and your DOT Recordable Accident history for the previous 36 months.