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DOT Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections

Available in Spanish

An estimated 15.5 million trucks operate on the roads in the United States. To help keep the roads safe for everyone who uses them, the Department of Transportation requires motor carriers to implement a program of regular inspection and maintenance. This 20-minute course discusses Federal inspection and maintenance requirements, how they apply to drivers, and how drivers can help to prevent accidents and injuries by complying with them. Topics covered in the course include:

  • Overview of FMCSA Regulations
  • “Pre-Trip” Inspections
  • "En Route” and “Roadside” Inspections
  • “Post-Trip” Inspections

Associated Regulations
CFR Title 49 Subtitle B Chapter III Subchapter B Part 396 – Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance

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