Compliance for Your Trucking Company

The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains the safety of the U.S. transportation system to protect the public. A company is DOT compliant when a company meets or exceeds DOT standards, such as refraining from drugs or alcohol, meeting driver qualifications and following inspection and maintenance requirements. Violating any of these standards can lead to consequences.

All commercial motor carriers must undergo regular monitoring to ensure they continue to comply with DOT standards.

Consequences of Non-compliance With DOT Standards

Failing to take DOT compliance seriously may lead to several consequences.

Financial Penalties

If your company is not DOT compliant, you may be subject to fines ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Common reasons you may receive a fine include recordkeeping violations and alcohol prohibition.

Injury

While failing to comply with DOT standards rare