The trucking industry is heavily regulated and one slip can cost your company more than a little money. The government expects you to know and keep track of every DOT violation that crops up. When do they expect you to run your business? It would be nice if your company had someone looking out for you to warn you when unaddressed violations are about to become your worst nightmare.
Guess what? That’s what Truck Insurance Quotes does for our customers. Keep reading to learn more.
How Does Truck Insurance Quotes Provide DOT Monitoring?
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Our free DOT monitoring service tracks violations so that we can help our customers stay on top of their obligations. When you maintain a clean record with the DOT, it impacts your truck insurance in a positive way.
Nobody likes bad surprises. If you’ve had DOT compliance issues come up, it helps to know about it before the DOT comes knocking at your door. It doesn’t take much for things to go south if a driver thought they received a warning instead of a fine or the DOT officer wrote down the wrong information. No matter how careful you are, you can’t be everywhere at once.
Truck Insurance Quotes uses FMCSA’s DataQs system to provide DOT monitoring at no charge to our clients.
What is the FMCSA?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was created as part of the Motor Carrier Improvement Act of 1999. The FMCSA falls under the Federal Highway Administration and works to reduce accidents and injuries involving commercial motor vehicles. The administration regulates commercial motor vehicles including half a million trucking companies, thousands of Interstate bus companies and over 4 million CDL drivers.
As part of this mission, the FMCSA carries out the following responsibilities:
- Enforcing trucking safety regulations
- Identifying high-risk drivers and companies
- Innovating safety information systems
- Maintaining equipment standards
- Raising awareness
What Do You Know About DataQs?
DataQs Provides a way for trucking drivers and companies to review federal and state data regarding pending violations. The system also provides a way to appeal violations with incorrect or incomplete information.
If you would like to challenge FMCSA roadside inspection reports or correct information in crash reports, this is the easiest way to do it. Although there is no direct impact on court cases, by fixing the information in DataQs, you can then challenge the court case backed by corrected FMCSA information.
Our DOT monitoring service alerts trucking companies when violations are recorded and notifies you so that you can act accordingly.
Are You Looking for Better Truck Insurance?
Choose the truck insurance company that can protect you and your drivers. Truck Insurance Quotes has knowledgeable transportation insurance agents to help you find the most comprehensive coverage for the risks you face every day. Give us a call or message us on LiveChat for fast answers and to get a free quote.