Do I Need a DOT Inspection?
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What Types of DOT Inspections Are Available?
There are six different DOT inspection levels in the United States.
Level 1: North American Standard Inspection
Level 4: Special Instructions
This type of inspection varies on a case by case basis. It covers only one potential problem area of the vehicle.
Level 2: Walk-Around Driver and Vehicle Inspection
Level 5: Vehicle-Only Inspection
This type of inspection covers all of the factors listed in Level 1. The only difference is the fact that the driver is not present.
Level 3: Driver Only Inspection
This inspection only covers the driver’s license, medical card, daily log, inspection report and Hazmat requirements. It also includes a quick seat belt check.
Level 6: Enhanced NAS Inspection for Radioactive Shipments
Since there are extra risks involved in carrying radioactive shipments, a Level VI inspection considers current radiological requirements.
Why Should I Choose Your Service for My DOT Inspection?
This is a great question. Although inspection standards are non-negotiable, the quality of your inspector can greatly affect the accuracy of your results and the safety of your vehicle. Our company is committed to hiring and training only the best employees. All of our inspectors have the education and experience necessary to complete inspections with complete accuracy. They meet and exceed the standards set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
How Should I Prepare for My Inspection?
You can prepare for an inspection in the same way that you should check your vehicle before every drive. After all, the point of an inspection is to keep you and other drivers on the road safe.
Performing a simple visual-inspection only takes a couple of minutes, but it can help you find small issues before they turn into major problems. Take a look at your tires, and check them with a digital pressure gauge to be sure that they are properly inflated.
Next, check all of the lights on your vehicle. Having headlights, break lights or turn signals that do not work properly is very dangerous. Finally, check your windshield and windows for cracks. If you notice even a small chip, get it fixed right away. You don’t want to end up dealing with a shattered windshield when you hit a bump.
Experience the Best with Dick Williams Inc.
If you have any questions about a DOT inspection, please feel free to contact us. We pride ourselves on performing thorough, accurate inspections, and we are always available to answer your questions both before and after the inspection occurs. We look forward to assisting you with your next DOT inspection!