April Clean Inspections
As you are aware, we have been paying/compensating $50.00 for each clean inspection that is conducted in April 2015. As of Friday, April 17th we have had 102 clean inspections that have either been reported by Law Enforcement to the FMCSA Portal or a copy has been sent and received from you. This has been outstanding as clean inspections help CSA scores in multiple categories and look great on your driving records.
Steps that can help you continue to be successful are:
· Complete a proper pre and post trip inspection process on your truck and trailer.
o Ensure that any defects are noted on the DVIR and if immediate attention is needed, contact XRA.
o Hoses, brakes, lights, tires are the most cited equipment during inspections.
o Ensure truck and trailer has a current (annual) inspection.
· Complete a pre-trip on yourself before beginning to drive.
o Do you have your CDL in your possession?
o Have you submitted your medical card to your state DMV?
o If you are required to wear eye glasses, make sure you wear them at all times.
o Make sure your seat belt is on and is properly secured across your chest.
· Are your logs ready?
o Have you approved your e-logs before you started your shift?
o You are not driving in violation of hours of service.
o You have back up paper logs and instruction card for driver tech.
o Your logs include trailer number and BOL info.
· Know your signs?
o Know where inspection sites are along your route and stop when open.
o Slow down and watch your speed inside the inspection grounds.
o Listen and obey instructions given by DOT officers.
o Do you have your bills and compliance pocketbook within reach?
o Make sure load has proper placards.
o When you stop, walk around trailer to ensure placards are still properly affixed.
When a clean inspection is reported to the FMCSA Portal or is received from you, we will enter it in a file and that file will be sent for processing once a week. Thanks for all the hard work you do, keep up the great work.