As a motor carrier, you have a lot to manage. Not only must you ensure the safety of your drivers as well as the general public, but you also have a responsibility to remain compliant with regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). To illustrate this compliance, passing roadside inspections is critical. Failing to do so could result in thousands of dollars in fines or even out-of-service (OOS) orders, which prevent drivers from operating commercial motor vehicles until issues are fixed.
This guide provides an overview of roadside inspections, highlighting what they are and why they’re important. It also includes general best practices motor carriers can use to prepare their drivers for roadside inspections.